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For the first time, we purchased enough high-quality carbon offsets for the emissions that we couldn’t reduce directly, bringing our net annual emissions to zero.
We were the first tech company to buy renewable energy at scale through PPAs, helping increase the availability of clean energy while driving down the price.
We were the first company of our size to match 100% of our electricity use with renewable energy, and we’ve repeated it every year since.
We made the largest corporate purchase of renewable energy of its time – a 1.6 GW package of 18 new energy deals – becoming the world’s largest annual corporate purchaser of renewable energy.
We became the first major company to neutralise our entire legacy carbon emissions.
Setting the pace on climate action
We were the first major company to achieve carbon neutrality and match 100% of our annual electricity use with renewable energy.
Working together to create a carbon-free future for everyone.
Taking collective action on climate
Our 24/7 carbon-free energy programme aims to eliminate emissions associated with our operational electricity use and run on clean energy every hour of every day by 2030.
We signed the world’s first corporate agreement for next-generation geothermal energy.
By 2022, we're committed to offering one billion people new ways to live more sustainably via our core products.See how we're helping everyone make more sustainable choices
20,000 clean energy jobs will have been supported by Google’s carbon-free energy contracts, clean technology partnerships, and other steps taken to achieve 24/7 carbon-free energy by 2030.
Carbon-free energy 24/7
As we continue to learn and collaborate on ways to achieve our goals – such as harnessing next-generation geothermal energy and implementing carbon-intelligent computing – we hope to show that a carbon-free future is achievable for everyone.