“Facebook gets specific about its 100 percent renewables target”

“Seven years after it formally declared its intention to power its operations entirely with renewable energy, Facebook this week set a date to deliver that commitment just two short years from now. The declaration, accompanied by a new vow to reduce greenhouse gas emissions reductions by 75 percent, comes on the heels of the social media giant’s revelation that 51 percent of its electricity needs are serviced by clean power, much of it sourced close to its far-flung data center network. It took Facebook about two years to achieve that goal (quicker than anticipated), which was adopted after reaching the 25-percent mark. According to the company’s latest sustainability metrics (PDF), its operations consumed 2.46 million megawatt-hours of electricity in 2017, the vast majority of which were related to its data centers.”


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