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Google’s Zero Carbon Footprint And Other Tech News
According to Techrunch Google was at the edge of large tech companies seeking to go carbon neutral. Having declared that status in 2007. And subsequently matching all of its global electricity consumption with renewable energy.
The company said it will break new ground by becoming the first major company to effectively eliminate its entire carbon footprint. Thus going back to something it has achieved through the purchase of high-quality carbon offsets. It also sets a goal of employing only carbon-free sources by 2030.
Eliminating its carbon
Eliminating its carbon footprint which is their first achievement is easily achieved simply by spending a lot of cash. Google didn’t share exactly the amount it purchased in carbon offsets. But the idea behind it is that you could buy the support of projects. Projects including renewable energy or energy efficiency and initiatives or projects to offset your own impact.
The company should be more or less aware of the impact of its operations from its founding until it became a carbon-neutral operation in 2007. And its claim that it has purchased high-quality offsets means that lots of meaningful projects got a sound investment to eliminate whatever that figure was.
While the company was taking on the more challenging task of moving toward running its whole business on carbon-free energy sources everywhere it operates, 100% of its products across YouTube, Maps, and Gmail. Meanwhile, it already claims operations that match their total energy usage with 100% renewable use. Which is not actually through the direct use of carbon-free sources. However, as it is typical for companies seeking greener operations. But with large and distributed physical footprints, Google purchases renewable energy elsewhere to offset the use of non-refundable power in places where there are no directly accessible sources available.
So, to commit to directly using only carbon-free energy all the time across its whole operations means a huge undertaking. Which will need the actual development of new clean energy sources online by 2030 across regions where it has physical resources that require access to clean power.