Google Cloud sets 24/7 clean energy consumption target and by 2030, Google’s cloud should be carbon-free at all times and in all regions.
Being less harmful to the environment by consuming more and more clean energy is a common goal of large technology companies.
Google, which is one of these giants, has announced a new sustainability goal. After working towards carbon neutrality and purchasing enough solar and wind power to match its global electricity consumption, the company now wants to run on carbon-free energy at all times. By 2030, all Google Cloud regions should be served by clean energy 24/7.
This means that Google is looking to complete the decarbonization of its data center electricity supply. Each Google Cloud region will gradually replace fossil-based energy with carbon-free energy.
In this way, it will be able to offer its customers a more nature-friendly cloud. It is already possible to choose Google Cloud regions according to their energy use and carbon footprint.
Google encourages you to select regions with lower emissions for new applications or batch jobs. It is also recommended to establish internal rules so that the location of cloud resources is restricted to a region or subset of regions.