In what can only be deemed a “landmark moment,” Google’s data centers and all offices for its 60,000 employees will be entirely powered by renewable energy starting next year. It took five years to work out the negotiations for the energy goal set in 2012, but the monumental achievement is to be realized within a period of months.
Google intends to go from using 40% clean energy in 2015 to 100% in 2017. Executives say that most of the clean energy will be sourced from wind and solar panels. Additionally, they have not yet ruled out investing in nuclear energy should it meet safety and efficiency standards.
Representatives say that the internet giant is ‘going green’ because of environmental responsibility and because renewables are more cost-effective.