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Facebook Pledges to Buy 100% Renewable Energy By 2020

August 30, 2018

Facebook committed Tuesday to contract renewable energy for all of its electricity consumption by 2020.

The social media giant consumes an ample amount of electricity to power its data centers around the world. The company previously committed to procuring 50 percent renewable power, and surpassed that goal ahead of schedule last year. Now it’s going to finish the job.

The announcement comes amid the busiest year ever for corporate renewables procurements. Companies have purchased nearly 3.86 gigawatts so far in 2018 across 46 deals, according to the Rocky Mountain Institute’s Business Renewables Center, which tracks these transactions.

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