A big announcement has been made by Google about carbon emissions. Alphabet and Google CEO Sundar Pichai said on Monday that the company had exhausted all its carbon emissions so far. According to the company, it has become the first company to do so. Sundar Pichai said in his blog post that the company has completely eliminated all the carbon emitted since the 1998 launch. Google has said that on its behalf, all its campuses and data centers will be completely carbon-free by the year 2030.
12,000 jobs in the carbon-free energy sector by 2025
According to Sundar Pichai, the multinational Internet firm will use wind and solar power for green energy. Also, the battery will increase the storage capacity. Apart from this, with the help of Artificial Intelligence, power consumption will be stopped. The company believes that Google will create 12,000 jobs by 2025 in the field of green energy. Apart from this, Google has set a goal of reducing 1 Gigaton of carbon emissions by 2030 in around 500 cities around the world. It has also claimed to generate 5 GW of carbon-free energy.
As of today, Google is the 1st major company to eliminate our entire carbon legacy, including before we became carbon neutral in 2007. We’re also proud that by 2030, we aim to operate on 24/7 carbon-free energy in our data centers & campuses worldwide. https://t.co/j9HlkWrB2X
— Sundar Pichai (@sundarpichai) September 14, 2020
Other tech companies move towards green energy
Along with Google, other tech companies can also move towards carbon-free energy. It includes companies like Apple and Microsoft. These companies have set a target of being carbon-free by the year 2030, while Amazon has said to meet this target by the year 2040.