Facebook hits renewable energy goal ahead of Earth Day

The social media giant says that since 2020, all its operations have been supported by 100% renewable energy.

Facebook said Thursday that since 2020, all its operations have been fully supported by renewable energy, hitting a goal the social media giant set in 2018 to combat climate change.

The social network made the announcement ahead of Earth Day, an annual event on April 22 that focuses on environmental protection. The milestone shows what tech firms are doing to offset the harmful impacts they have on the environment as they make new devices and power data centers amid a growing appetite for tech products. For years, environmental groups such as Greenpeace have been putting increasing pressure on businesses like Facebook to become more eco-friendly. 

Facebook still has a goal to reach net zero emissions by 2030 for the business activities needed to produce its products such as its video chat device Portal. Some of those activities include include business travel and hardware manufacturing.

Source: Cnet


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