Google makes ‘biggest corporate purchase’ of renewable energy ahead of climate strikes


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On Thursday, Google announced its plan to make “the biggest corporate purchase of renewable energy in history.” This announcement precedes a day of walkouts by tech employees, including those from Google, who are participating in the Global Climate Strike. The tech workers are demanding their employers take stronger actions to combat climate change.

Google’s purchase includes a 1,600-megawatt package of wind and solar agreements and 18 new energy deals, increasing the company’s agreements by 40 percent, according to Google. More than $2 billion will go to building out new infrastructure across the United States, Europe, and Chile as well. This purchase is “equivalent to the capacity of a million solar rooftops,” Google’s CEO Sundar…

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