Goal achieved for Facebook. Mark Zuckerberg’s company has just announced that “Facebook has stopped causing greenhouse gas emissions since 2020”. The company now wants to go further and is aiming for CO2 neutrality for the entire value chain by 2030. These measures apply to suppliers and business activities such as travel and employee travel.
In a statement, the tech giant said it had invested $ 8 billion to create 63 new wind and solar power plants: “These projects will support tens of thousands of jobs during construction as solar panels and wind turbines are installed on site and along the global supply chain for the production of solar panels and wind turbines. “”
Apple aims to be CO2 neutral by 2030
In fact, most of the major technology companies have made efforts to combat climate change. According to a report published by BloombergNEF, Google, Facebook, Amazon and Microsoft are among the largest buyers of renewable energy. The numbers are very impressive and over the past twelve years these companies have bought back a lot of clean energy equivalent to the energy capacity of countries like Vietnam or Poland.
For its part, Apple announced last year that it would strive for CO2 neutrality in all activities by 2030. To achieve this, the apple brand will reduce its emissions by 75%, while the remaining 25% will come from carbon capture solutions. Investments in forests are particularly preferred by the Cupertino company, which has just announced a $ 200 million restoration fund for this purpose. Apple’s efforts were even praised by a Greepeace report recently. The environmental NGO highlighted the company’s efforts in the field of renewable energies.
In any case, the big tech companies have an interest in taking action. It is well known that data center cooling expenses can grow exponentially due to rising temperatures.