Facebook confirms dedication to 100% renewable energy by 2020

By mcpherrin mcpherrin

The US-based social media giants, Facebook, has confirmed its dedication to 100% renewable energy by aiming to be powered only by wind and solar energy by 2020.

With the goal of cutting greenhouse emissions, especially from its data centres, the tech company has already surpassed its 2018 goal.

The company aimed to support 50% of its facilities from renewable resources by the end of 2018, however, this was beaten ahead of schedule in 2017 when it hit 51%.

Facebook says that by continuing to improve on this, it can cut greenhouse gas emissions down to 25% of current figures.

See more:

Hewlett Packard Enterprise posts better-than-expected third quarter earnings

Nestlé agree $7.15bn deal with Starbucks for the perpetual global licence for products

Eventbrite announces plans to fund $200mn in initial public offering

In a company blog post, Facebook stated: “In a record-breaking year of corporate renewable energy purchases, Facebook is on track to be one of the largest corporate purchasers of renewable energy.”

Over the past twelve months, the business has signed contracts for a total of 2.5GW of wind and solar energy.

Facebook has also highlighted the local impact of its renewable energy program, with projects bringing employment, investment and a healthier environment to the communities it bases itself within.

Share

Featured Articles

Sustainability, ESG, net zero in focus at must-attend event

Sustainability takes centre stage at two-day hybrid conference featuring thought leaders covering circular economy, scope 3, ESG, B Corp, net zero, DE&I

Must-attend sustainability events for executives in 2022/23

Discuss and debate the most pressing issues around sustainability at these nine executive events – from London to Abu Dhabi, San Diego to Singapore

Meet the CEO on a mission to nurture women leaders in Africa

The argument for women leaders in Africa is compelling, yet numbers are small. But one female leader is on a mission to change that – Awamary Lowe-Khan

BCG's Daniel Weise on supply chain and procurement strategy

Leadership & Strategy

Flexible work perks heat up as the war on talent rages

Human Capital

Meet the COO: Former Israel Defense Force cyber lead Parnes

Technology & AI