The tech giant announced Tuesday that it plans to run on 100 percent renewable energy by 2020, continuing its effort to fight climate change. Facebook also intends to reduce its global greenhouse gas emissions by 75 percent.
In a blog post, the company said it is on its way to being "one of the largest corporate purchasers of renewable energy." So far, Facebook has signed contracts for more than three gigawatts of new solar and wind energy, and it has outpaced its goal of having all facilities running on 50 percent renewable energy by 2018, reaching 51 percent last year.
The trend of switching over to renewable energy has spread rapidly throughout Silicon Valley, with other tech companies such as Google, Apple, and Samsung committing to going green. Read more about Facebook's pledge to renewable energy at The Fiscal Times. Amari Pollard