Google today announced their strongest commitment to the environment and renewable energy with the purchase of 842 megawatts of power, the largest purchase ever by a non-utility company. The purchase, a combination of wind and solar sourced energy, will power the companies data centers and goes towards their goal of having all of their energy use as a company come from renewable resources.
Purchases and commitments like this are not new for Google. They have been using & promoting renewable energy sources since they opened up their first company owned data center in 2006. With the purchase the company made today, they now have 2 gigawatts of energy from renewable resources. As they put it, that is the equivalent of taking 1 million cars off the road.