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Green Power Partnership

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Google Inc.
Location Mountain View, CA
Organization Type Technology & Telecom
Annual Green Power Usage (kWh) 879,152,664
Percentage Green Power 34%
Purchasing Third-Party Certified Green Power Product? Yes
Organization-wide Partner Yes
Partner's Reporting Period 1/1/2013 - 12/31/2013
Latest Annual Report Received On 4/9/2015
Awards/Recognition Partner of the Year 2011, Partner of the Year 2014
Environmental Web Page exit EPA
Partner Profile
Google’s mission is to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful. The company works hard to minimize the environmental impact of its services and has been a carbon neutral company since 2007. Google builds some of the world’s most energy efficient data centers; its facilities consume 50 percent less energy than a typical data center. Google also procures large volumes of renewable power. As of February 2015, the company has signed nine long-term agreements for more than 1,100 megawatts (MW) of wind energy, which is enough energy to power approximately 330,000 U.S. households. For any emissions Google cannot eliminate directly, it purchases high quality carbon offsets -- which brings its total carbon footprint to zero. Google also has committed over $2 billion to renewable energy projects. When added up, these projects represent a total capacity of over 2.5 gigawatts (GW), and produce far more electricity than Google uses. To put this in context, this electricity is equivalent to that consumed by more than 500,000 U.S. homes.

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