Company Facebook announced that it has reduced the greenhouse gas emissions of its data centers by 75 percent and strives by 2020, 100 per cent switch to renewable energy. As noted in the company’s official blog, with this step the company strives to support the efforts of the world community to confront global climate change.
In the blog, the company also noted that since the first purchase of wind energy in 2013, Facebook signed contracts to purchase more than 3 gigawatts (GW) of solar and wind energy, including more than 2,500 megawatts over the last 12 months. In 2015, significantly ahead of schedule, the company was able to reach the level of 50 percent of the renewable energy. These indicators were originally planned to be released only in 2018. Last year the figure amounted to 51 percent.
Facebook is not the only company joining the fight against climate change. In June of this year, South Korean giant Samsung also by 2020 promised to transfer all its production capacity (100 percent) in the United States, Europe and China on renewable energy. Your contribution to the fight against global warming are also making Apple and Google. They also completely switched to renewable energy sources (solar, wind) since April of this year, reports the portal the Verge.
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