The head of Google, Sundar Pichai, reveals that the firm has completed the transition to renewables cutting down the potential carbon emissions from its facilities by a considerable percentage. This move implies that Google is the first giant company to realize a full switch to renewable energy.
Carbon emissions will no longer be associated with Google forever unless the firm strays. Google’s carbon footprint is reducing exceedingly, especially now that it is adjusting its facilities to the new energy source. Pichai explained that the plan to negate carbon emissions started early before its visibility in 2007, where the company made its first power purchase agreement.
Pichai revealed that the test of fulfilling its energy demands with renewables began in 2017, proving its success rate and demonstrating areas they could change. Pichai explains that the current objective is to ensure that all its data centers have access to renewable energy every hour in every week. Additionally, all the electrical products manufactured by Google will be running on green energy daily.
Google intends to cash into renewable energy technology so that it never lacks a supply chain for this energy that will impede its proper functioning. For this reason, the company is investing in wind, solar, and energy storage technology to expand its energy source base. Pichai explained that there is a program underway to ensure that Artificial Intelligence can detect the areas where electricity needs are high. This move will help the firm develop over 12000 employment opportunities in the next five years.
Pichai articulated that the firm will facilitate the accessibility of 5 gigawatts of renewable energy power all over its scattered manufacturing facilities before the end of this decade. He added that this move would inform a general reduction by half of the emissions and create more jobs.
Pichai emphasized that they would be helping governments and cities to minimize their greenhouse gas emissions before the end of this decade. Google signed a contract with a solar company in Asia, which allows it to access 10 MW of solar energy once the project in question is complete. This move by Google will yield spectacular fruits and motivate the Adian countries to transition to renewable energy at a hasty speed.
To sum up, Candela Renewable agreed to supply 140 MW of power to Google through a PPA. This move is a milestone that Google will be boasting of once the project kicks off. Nevertheless, Google’s efforts have displayed the possibility of giant companies supporting the transition to renewables by being an example.