Google aims to run on carbon-free energy by 2030

14 Sep 2020

OAKLAND, Calif. (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's GOOGL.O Google aims to power its data centers and offices using solely carbon-free electricity by 2030, its chief executive told Reuters, building on its previous goal of matching its energy use with 100% renewable energy.

The “stretch goal,” as CEO Sundar Pichai described it, will force Google to move beyond the tech industry norm of offsetting carbon emissions from electricity use and require technological and political breakthroughs to achieve.

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