Great news about big corporations going to renewables. These changes could have a positive cascading effect on the industry. The article explains…
“When Google opens its newest data center next year—on the grounds of a former coal power plant in Alabama—it will run on 100% renewable energy. That’s emblematic of where the entire company is headed: Eventually, every time you search Google, or check Gmail, or watch YouTube, it will run on wind, solar, or some other type of clean power.
Google is already the largest corporate purchaser of renewable energy in the world. Last week, it signed up to buy an extra 842 megawatts of new clean power, taking the company’s total commitment up to 2 gigawatts, or the equivalent of taking 1 million cars off the road.
But it’s not the only massive corporation to commit to 100% renewable energy. So has IKEA. And Unilever. And Microsoft, Johnson & Johnson, Nestle, Nike, Adobe, Philips, Proctor & Gamble, Starbucks, Walmart, and several of the other largest companies in the world.
All have joined the RE100, a project that invites influential corporations to go fully renewable…”
You can access this article from FastCompany here.