- Jun 9, 2019 9:12 pm GMT
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Many large corporations are largely being called out for their negative impacts on the climate and lack of swiftness in responding to these threats, concerns which are all too valid because of their immense size and ability to single-handedly contribute a devastating carbon footprint. The other side of the coin is, though, is that these corporations are also of the scale that if any one of them that unilaterally chooses to invest in renewable energy it can dramatically increase the market for such technologies and make a real difference on how green an areas energy mix can be.
In particular, tech giants are at the forefront of corporations making meaningful change to their energy mix. These super companies have the scale needed to make an impact, an understanding of the technical needs behind renewable energy, and largely a mission to improve the world. Not only that, but when you factor in the direct energy needs coming from these companies the opportunity for embracing renewable energy is immense. Rarely is that more evident than when looking at data centers, the heart of many of these tech giants and home to sometimes unimaginable amounts of electronics and energy.