Google matches 100 percent of its power consumption with renewables …

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“When you look at the number of datacenters the hyperscale companies are developing worldwide, it can be a little frightening from an energy usage standpoint, but Google announced today that it acquired enough renewable energy to match 100 percent of its power consumption in 2017. That’s good news, but it’s not as good as using 100 percent renewable energy.

The distinction is important. Think of this kind of purchase like a carbon offset. For every bit of polluting energy, they buy a corresponding bit of renewables. It’s not ideal, but it’s a step in the right direction.” …

via Google matches 100 percent of its power consumption with renewables | TechCrunch

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5 thoughts on “Google matches 100 percent of its power consumption with renewables …

  1. otis

    If you are going to draw a distinction between acquisition and consumption of renewable energy, I must submit there is no such thing as renewable energy. Energy is. It can be massaged to do something different but it cannot be renewed if it can’t be made or destroyed.

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