Recently, Google announced that it will be doubling the amount of renewable energy its data centres will utilize. The company plans to have all of its 14 data centres worldwide running on renewable energy in an attempt to reduce pollution caused by the demand for its Internet search engine, YouTube video service, Gmail and a variety of other services. Google will have power flowing from six different wind and solar projects with 842 megawatts. The projects are scheduled to finish within the next two years in the U.S., Chile, and Sweden.
Google signed a contract for an additional 2 gigawatts of renewable energy in an attempt to reach its goal of 3.6 gigawatts of renewable energy by 2025. The 2 gigawatts are enough to supply 2 million European homes yearly. On average the projects will generate 7.4 billion kilowatt hours of power.
The company has also invested approximately $2.5 billion in companies and projects attempting to produce more wind, solar and geothermal power.
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