While countries like Australia rely almost entirely on renewable energy, rural communities still bank on eco-boxes. Nonetheless, things may be taking a positive turn sooner rather than later. After acquiring 536 megawatts of wind power, Google is now the largest corporate purchaser of renewables.
Google’s “electricity consumption is considerable, but for them to meet that already by buying renewable energy is a huge achievement,” [said] Kyle Harrison, a New York-based analyst at BNEF.
Considering its following, Google hopes to inspire other agencies to go green. Already, tech giants like Apple are shadowing the feat in an attempt to go 100% renewable. Overall, Google has procured 3,186 megawatts of power.
“Google is buying renewable energy across three continents, and has paved the way for dozens of other companies,” Harrison said.
Many others jumping on the bandwagon likely won’t surpass Google as number one consumer, but hey. It’s a trend that’s hopefully here to stay.