We're breaking new ground in scaling up renewable energy.

By purchasing renewable energy from wind and solar farms, we’re adding new clean power near our data centers and the communities around us.

When we sign agreements to purchase clean power, we choose projects that have a material impact in bringing new renewable energy sources to the market. By providing developers with a solid commitment, we help them get the money they need to finance new clean energy facilities. In exchange, we get clean energy at competitive prices, as well as the renewable energy certificates to help reduce our carbon footprint. Together, we make the grid a little bit greener.

In addition, we work closely with utility companies and other energy providers to pioneer new pathways for renewable energy adoption, from Tennessee to Taiwan.

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We're investing in a brighter future for everyone.

We’re going beyond investing in renewables for our own operations — we want to make carbon-free power more accessible for consumers of all types and sizes. To promote carbon-free solutions, we share technology and insights that help others learn about the potential of renewable energy for solving environmental challenges.

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    The Google Environmental Report

    To meet the challenges posed by climate change and the need for resource efficiency, we work to empower everyone — businesses, governments, non-profit organizations, communities, and individuals — to use Google technology to create a more sustainable world. This report is a chance for us to reflect on what we’ve achieved, the lessons we’ve learned along the way, and the opportunities and challenges we see ahead.

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    The Internet is 24x7 — carbon-free energy should be too

    Our long-term challenge is to source carbon-free energy to match our electricity consumption in all places, at all times. This means realizing a future where each Google facility is always matched — around the clock — with local carbon-free power. Some of our data centers are already performing remarkably well on this front, and others are making progress but still have room to improve.