US-based multinational technology company Google joined  RE100 in December 2016, committing to a 100% renewable electricity target.

Google is the world’s largest corporate buyer of renewable power, with commitments totaling over 2.6 gigawatts of wind and solar energy. The company has used a combination of direct purchases from renewable developers and partnerships with utility providers.

In a blogGoogle’s Senior Vice President, Technical InfrastructureUrs Hölzle highlighted the business case for corporates to switch to renewables: "Renewables are increasingly becoming the lowest cost option. Electricity costs are one of the largest components of our operating expenses at our data centers, and having a long-term stable cost of renewable power provides protection against price swings in energy.

“The science tells us that tackling climate change is an urgent global priorityWe believe the private sector, in partnership with policy leaders, must take bold steps and that we can do so in a way that leads to growth and opportunity. […] Our ultimate goal is to create a world where everyone – not just Google – has access to clean energy.”

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