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Facebook operations on track to use 100% renewable energy by end of 2021

/ 07:08 PM July 09, 2020
Renewable energy

Facebook is on the road to have their operations powered completely by renewable energy by the end of 2021. Image: Istock.com/serts via AFP Relaxnews

Two years ago, Facebook made a goal for its operations to be completely powered by renewable energy by the end of 2021. On Tuesday, the company announced that, as outlined in the recently published 2019 Sustainability Report, it’s on track to realizing this ambition.

Over the year, Facebook “achieved 86% renewable energy for our operations and now have over 1.3 gigawatts of wind and solar projects online,” up from 75% in 2018. In fact, the company’s headquarters in Menlo Park is already at 100%. The multitude of wind and solar farms aid Facebook in accomplishing this mission, as well as helping their surrounding communities.

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Complementing this feat, Facebook also announced in the report that it has reduced operational greenhouse gas emissions by 59% since 2017 and, thanks to four new water restoration projects, they plan to restore 206,000 cubic meters of water per year from now on.

If Facebook continues its conversion to sustainable energy at this rate, by the end of next year, all the company’s operations should be renewable. RGA

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