Google has pledged it will be carbon neutral by the end of the year.
The company’s press release said:
Its data centres will “use less than half the energy of standard industry data centres”
It will create an additional 50 MWs of renewable energy generating capacity by 2012
And it will offset some carbon as well:
“Google recognises that offsets are an imperfect solution but believes they help finance environmental improvements that would not otherwise happen. In addition Google would rather invest in projects which reduce global carbon emissions now, rather than waiting until the company can eliminate its own entirely in the future.”