# Google has a big goal for 2017: all the energy used for its operations around the world, from offices to data centers, will be sourced solely from renewable sources. A 100% "green" Google, then. The company has announced that the target will be reached just next year: “The fight against climate change it is an increasingly urgent global priority ”.
Google was one of the first companies to create long-term contracts for the purchase of renewable energy on a large scale, according to Urs Holzle, Google's senior vice president of technical infrastracture. The first agreement for the purchase of renewable energy dates back to 2010, from a wind farm in Iowa, United States. Today Google can boast of being the largest corporate buyer in the world of renewable energy, with commitments reaching 2,6 gigawatts of wind and solar energy. "This is a value greater than that of many large utility companies and more than double the 1.21 Gigawatts it took to send Marty McFly in the future ”, the company jokes.
Every year, users make trillions of searches on the Google search engine, and every minute they upload over 400 hours of video to YouTube. All of this obviously requires an enormous amount of energy from Big G, which from now on will be totally renewable.
A great goal for Google, which will perhaps also spur all the other big companies in the world.