- Sep 20, 2019 4:53 pm GMT
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The scale of this investment is very important. Later in the release a more important piece of information is provided: Google's commitment to 24 X 7 renewable energy. For many years Google has committed to matching their demand with their renewable portfolio generation on a time of day basis - an expensive and critical commitment as this eliminates the need for additional generation from storage and/or fossil fuels. This is the type of corporate commitment that will really make a difference and is much more than green washing. Another factor is the very high efficiency of Google's data centers - they publish their Power Utilitization Effectiveness (PUE) on thier web site.