Facebook used 86 percent renewable energy last year

The social media giant is nearing its 100 percent goal for the end of 2020

Image for post
Image for post
Image: Unsplash | Alex Haney

Running Clean

Facebook has established an impressive network of wind and solar projects across the United States to help achieve its goal of running on 100 percent clean energy. The cornerstone of that network is a massive solar farm in Texas. The 4,600-acre facility will have a capacity of 379 megawatts -enough to power almost 72,000 homes-when it is completed.

Environmental Focus

While Facebook’s efforts to reduce its energy footprint are impressive, that isn’t the only area the company is focusing on. It also has initiatives to limit water usage, decrease emissions, and recycle its heat. Yes, really.

Work to Be Done

Despite the fact that it has made significant strides, Facebook knows that there is still plenty of work to do. If it intends to meet its environmental goals by the end of this year, it will need to continue investing in clean energy projects.

Staff Writer @ The Burn-In | YA author | Professional Freelancer | GoT & LoTR geek | GIF enthusiast | Business inquiries to owner@codydeboswriting.com

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store