After Google’s green project for renewable energy, another major leader in the digital industry decided to go for a greener future. Facebook has committed to powering global operations with 100% renewable energy.
The project is supposed to happen by 2020. The formal statement mentioned that the company has signed contracts for more than 3 GW solar and wind energy since 2013 (the year when it purchased renewable energy for the first time).
Facebook’s goal in 2015 was 50% renewable energy by 2018. Last year, it reached 51% and fortunately decided to go further.
“CEO Mark Zuckerberg has reaffirmed Facebook’s place among business leaders in the race to be coal-free and 100% renewable-powered. If we are to stay within the 1.5-degree thresholds that scientist say is crucial to avoid catastrophic climate change, we need many more companies stepping up to adopt aggressive renewable energy and greenhouse gas reduction goals”, said Gary Cook, senior corporate campaigner at Greenpeace.