Google is heightening its status as leader in sustainability within the tech world. This past Thursday the company rolled out a comprehensive plan in order to constrict its carbon foot print. At the core the initiative is Google’s plan to construct wind and solar plants. In doing so, the company doubles its renewable energy capacity at data centers across the United States, Sweeden and Chile.
The crux of the Google’s rationale is found Urs Hölzle, Google’s senior vice president of technical infrastructure, when he said “Our goal is to help drive renewable energy development both as a customer and as an investor, and bring down costs for everyone,”. The company’s decision is pertinent, as the COP21 climate change talks are currently taking place in Paris.