In an attempt to fight climate change and minimize its carbon footprint, Facebook announced on Tuesday that it plans to cut its greenhouse gas emission by 75% and is working on making its global operations run on 100% renewable power by the end of 2020.
On similar lines, Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted over the weekend that his company’s enormous Gigafactory in Sparks, Nevada will run entirely on Tesla Solar by the end of 2019. The switch would drastically reduce the electric car maker’s manufacturing-related emissions.
Facebook, which has more than 30,000 employees and data centers around the world, said it has already bought more than 3 gigawatts of new solar and wind energy since its first renewable energy purchase in 2013. The social media giant’s goal of supporting half of its facilities with renewable energy was met a year early in 2017.