Facebook reaches 100 percent renewable energy target

Facebook reaches 100 percent renewable energy target


Social media giant Facebookglobal operations now 100 percent renewable energy supported by and to zero emission announced that it had arrived. The company has increased its greenhouse gas emissions in the last three years. 94 percent reducing 75 percent announced that it has exceeded its reduction target.

The company set these goals in 2018 and is now one of the largest corporate purchasers of renewable energy. Facebook 63 renewable projects meets the electrical needs of offices and data centers.

Facebook meets its energy needs with 100 percent renewable energy

Eoghan Griffin, EMEA sustainability manager at Facebook, told Euronews Living “We have greatly and rapidly increased our climate progress, now we are working with energy providers to supply enough renewable energy to run our offices and data centers.” said.

“Suppose we are going to build a data center, we know roughly how much energy it takes to run, so we will work with an energy supplier very early in the process to give them an idea of ​​the market. “That way, we can commit to this upfront and they can finance the infrastructure, whether it’s solar panels or wind turbines.”

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Facebook has switched to 100 percent renewable energy in its offices and data centers.

The company reduces carbon emissions annually at its headquarters in London. Of 41 tons used efficient LED lighting that reduces over. This equates to the same amount used by ten homes for a year. Then in 2019 Facebook London head office, disposable plastic water bottles lifted from their kitchens. Since that time From 1.4 million saved excess water bottles and 200.000 kgmore than plastic waste was saved.

Facebook on the other hand April 22nd Earth Day before it encourages people to learn about the climate crisis and take action. Yale University to learn how much people care about the world by partnering with More than 30 countries and conducted a survey in the area. The results are three quarters showed that more of them believed that climate change was happening, but fewer people understood that it was mostly caused by human activities. 7 out of 10supported the Paris Climate Agreement. Most people think they need more information about climate change.


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