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Google Inks First Long-Term Renewable Energy Deal in Ireland, Boosting Carbon-Free Energy Ambitions and Contributing to National Renewable Targets

ESGGoogle Inks First Long-Term Renewable Energy Deal in Ireland, Boosting Carbon-Free Energy Ambitions and Contributing to National Renewable Targets

Google has entered into its first long-term renewable energy agreement in Ireland, signing a 58-megawatt deal with Power Capital Renewable Energy for electricity from the Tullabeg Solar Farm. This partnership will enable Google’s offices and data center in Ireland to achieve 60% carbon-free energy by 2025 when measured on an hourly basis. It also contributes to Ireland’s renewable energy targets, which include fulfilling 80% of the national electricity demand with renewable sources by 2030.

This commitment aligns with Google’s broader goal, announced in 2020, to run on 24/7 carbon-free energy across all grids where it operates by 2030. Unlike merely matching annual energy consumption with renewable energy purchases, this ambition involves creating a diverse and local portfolio of carbon-free energy resources capable of meeting electricity demand in every hour.

Google’s power purchase agreement (PPA) with Power Capital Renewable Energy represents a significant step towards achieving this ambitious target. Solar energy generation complements Ireland’s abundant wind energy, enhancing Google’s ability to source local, carbon-free energy for its Irish data center and offices.

This agreement underscores Google’s dedication to sustainability and its commitment to Ireland, where the company has been operating for two decades. It serves as a win-win arrangement, helping Google meet its sustainability objectives while supporting Ireland’s transition to a cleaner energy future.

By FCCT Editorial Team

Disclaimer: The views expressed in this article are independent views solely of the author(s) expressed in their private capacity.

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