Google To Switch To Renewable Energy In All Data Centres Within 10 Years

Google To Switch To Renewable Energy In All Data Centres Within 10 Years


Google has announced it will only use renewable energy in all its data centers and offices by 2030. The tech giant is already investing heavily in renewable energy.

Many companies and countries around the world are conducting various studies to switch to or adapt to renewable energy. One of these companies is Google, one of the largest technology firms in the world. Google aims to have its data centers and offices powered entirely from renewable energy by 2030, a Google executive who gave an interview to Reuters said.

The tech giant will be the largest company to abandon coal and natural gas if it achieves that goal. Google CEO Sundar Pichai also calls it a" compelling goal." That goal, set by the company, will force the tech giant to go beyond the norm.

Google's renewable energy target

"The Problem is huge, many of us need to show ways and solutions, "the Google CEO said, adding," Although we are a small player here, we can set an example." In addition, Google has various efforts in this regard. For example, 61% of Google's hourly electricity use last year was from wind, solar and other renewable energy sources.

Of course, not all of Google's facilities are similar when it comes to benefiting from renewable energy sources. While 96% of the company's data center's hourly energy in Oklahoma is supplied from carbon-free sources, this figure remains at only 3% at its facility in Singapore. But the company thinks it can close the gap with better management of solar energy storage, geothermal resources and power consumption for the night.

Campus and data centers around the world were huge logistical challenges in making carbonless work 7 days and 24 hours Pichai said to this point, expressed their confidence about their future by the year 2030.

Fires and droughts to come

Although giant technology companies such as Microsoft and Amazon also have goals such as eliminating more of the carbon they release into the atmosphere, none of them have set a public goal that they will stop using carbon-based energy.

Jennifer Layke, research group manager at the World Resources Institute, said that in areas where pollution is at a critical point, such as China, India, Indonesia and Vietnam, there is also an incentive to do so. Layke said that if carbon is not given up, we will suffer in the future due to fires and droughts.

Google's new goal is to bring 5 gigawatts of renewable energy to the relatives of some suppliers, fund tree planting activities and force their partnerships to cut annual carbon emissions by 1 gigaton by 2030 or share their data. The company said it would also continue to reduce carbon emissions independent of electricity use, such as staff travel.