Google investing €three billion to develop European knowledge facilities

After announcing the largest company renewable vitality buy yesterday, Google right this moment detailed extra infrastructure spending. Over the following two years, Google will make investments €three billion to develop its European knowledge facilities.

Sundar Pichai made the announcement right this moment in Helsinki the place Google’s Hamina, Finland knowledge heart might be expanded to the tune of €600 million. Since it opened in 2009, the corporate has invested €2 billion on the location. Overall, Google’s complete funding in Europe since 2007 is to the tune of €15 billion.

Our investments generate financial exercise for the area and assist greater than 13,000 full-time jobs within the EU yearly, based on a study printed right this moment by Copenhagen Economics.

Google’s European funding continues on the renewable energy entrance, with the CEO detailing 10 vitality initiatives that may “spur the construction of more than 1 billion euros in new energy infrastructure in the EU.” This consists of:

A brand new offshore wind undertaking in Belgium, to 5 photo voltaic vitality initiatives in Denmark, and two wind vitality initiatives in Sweden. In Finland, we’re committing to 2 new wind vitality initiatives that may greater than double our renewable vitality capability within the nation, and guarantee we proceed to match virtually the entire electrical energy consumption at our Finnish knowledge heart with native carbon-free sources, whilst we develop our operations.

In complete, there are 18 new vitality offers around the globe — together with the U.S. and Chile — that make up what Google touted because the “biggest corporate purchase of renewable energy in history.” The firm’s long-term buy commitments permit for the creation of recent services reasonably than simply shopping for from current ones.

In complete, Google has 52 renewable vitality initiatives that when full will “produce more electricity than places like Washington D.C. or entire countries like Lithuania or Uruguay use each year” in a carbon-free method.


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