Facebook ‘likes’ renewables so much, it plans to go 100% clean by 2020

The social media giant has also promised to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 75% by this time

Big Zero Report 2022

Facebook has committed to getting 100% of its energy from renewable sources by 2020.

The social media giant has also promised to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 75% before the end of the decade; the bulk of these emissions are produced from the company powering its data centres.

In 2017, 62% of the company’s 979,000-tonne carbon footprint was from keeping its server rooms and data banks running smoothly.

Last year, Facebook met its target of being powered by 50% clean electricity a year early.

Bobby Hollis, Director of Global Energy at Facebook, said: “We bring an open and innovative approach to finding renewable energy solutions that can move energy markets forward.

“Since 2013, we have added over 3GW of new solar and wind energy to the grids that power our data centres, all while opening those markets for other customers to follow our lead.”

Facebook has recently signed a long term renewable energy agreement with Vattenfall to power its data centres.

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