Facebook aims to make its energy-consuming data centers as environment-friendly and has pledged that it would power its global operations with 100 percent renewable energy by the end of 2020. It was always very much committed to reducing its greenhouse gas releases by almost 75 percent in the identical time frame, quoted by the social media giant.
Facebook is on its go to be one of the prime corporate purchasers of renewable resources and most importantly in a record-breaking year of corporate renewable energy purchases. Along with this, Facebook has signed over three gigawatts indentures of new solar and wind energy that comprises over 2,500 megawatts in past 12 months. This comprehensive information was mentioned in a blog post late on Tuesday and was written by the company.
In the recent years, i.e., 2015, the company had set a goal of being supportive to almost 50 percent of its amenities with renewable energy by the end of 2018. The company mentioned that they have accomplished these particular goals a year early by reaching 51 percent clean and renewable energy in 2017.
Particularly, tech supermen such as Facebook, Google and Amazon consume astonishing quantities of electricity to power their global networks of data centers and infrastructure across the globe.
“We are proud of the influence that our renewable energy program has on the local communities and the overall market. All the wind and solar projects are new and on the similar network as our data centers. This means that each of these projects brings investment, jobs and an improved environment to the communities,” said the company in a blog.