Statement of Bob Perciasepe
President, Center for Climate and Energy Solutions
December 6, 2016
On Google’s announcement that it will power its operations with 100 percent renewable energy:
We congratulate Google on achieving its goal of powering its global operations with 100 percent renewable energy.
Google’s achievement is further evidence of the continuing momentum of America’s clean-energy transition. Companies like Google are investing billions of dollars in clean energy and efficiency because it makes sound business sense. Hundreds of companies have not only made commitments like these, but reaffirmed their support for the Paris Agreement and U.S. policies that address climate change.
Businesses like Google are taking climate action because they understand the costs of inaction and see the economic benefits of a clean-energy economy. Google’s commitment to 100 percent renewable shows that leading companies are committed to making long-term investments that are good for the environment, their consumers and their bottom lines.