GOOGLE COMMITS TO RENEWABLES
Google plans to buy enough renewable energy in 2017 to match the entire needs of all its data centres and offices around the world as part of its efforts to combat climate change, ft.com reported. In 2015, the company used 5.6 terawatt hours of energy, enough to power the entire city of San Francisco for a year. The commitment to purchase renewable energy to match 100% of its demand is partly thanks to falling prices and greater availability, Google said. Where the tech giant can’t buy renewable power for its operations, it purchases renewable power in other areas (and resells it to grid operators) to offset the carbon-based power used.