The total energy Google obtained from sources such as wind and sun exceeded the actual energy consumption of its global operations. As they continue to grow, it will continue to be a challenge to cover electricity consumption with renewable energy. In 2012, Google has set itself the "unattainable" goal of meeting 100% of its energy needs with renewable energy. By 2017 they have reached the goal!
They now cover 100% of the annual energy consumption of their data centers and offices around the world with renewable energy. Because Google cannot purchase renewable energy at every data center, they buy more than they consume from other networks to reach the 100% target. In many regions, renewable energy is not yet available. There you have to take what you can get.
In autumn 2019, they made the largest purchase of renewable energies in history. More than $2 billion is being invested in new renewable energy infrastructure in the United States, South America and Europe. The package includes 18 new energy contracts that include wind and solar energy. This allows Google to expand its renewable energy portfolio by more than 40%. According to the technology giant, this investment will be the largest in the company's history.
They are also committed to change in politics and the market. They promote the development of new models for electricity supply in markets so that every company has the opportunity to obtain renewable energy. This is not only good for business, but also very sustainable. In recent years, companies around the world have purchased ever larger quantities of renewable energy (and the trend is rising).