Facebook: Renewable energy to drive global operations by 2020

Mazino Dickson


Facebook, the world renowned social media network, has vowed to powering  global operations with 100% renewable energy by the end of 2020.

To make this a reality, Facebook says it is committed to reducing our greenhouse gas emissions by 75%.

It is also on track to be one of the largest corporate purchasers of renewable energy.

“Since our first purchase of wind power in 2013, Facebook has signed contracts for over 3 gigawatts of new solar and wind energy, that includes over 2,500 megawatts in just the past 12 months.

“We are proud of the impact our renewable energy program is having on local communities and the market in general. All of these wind and solar projects are new and on the same grid as our data centers,” it says.

“We bring an open and innovative approach to finding renewable energy solutions that fit our needs and can move energy markets forward.” 

In 2015, Facebook set a goal of supporting 50% of its facilities with renewable energy by 2018.

That goal was achieved a year early, reaching 51% clean and renewable energy in 2017.

It will be recalled that last year, Facebook pledged its support for climate action by supporting the Paris Agreement through the ‘We Are Still In initiative.’