Google today announced that it will invest one billion euros ($ 1.2 billion) by 2030 in Germany to develop cloud computing infrastructure and increase the use of renewable energy.
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The US Internet giant has announced plans to open new cloud computing centers in the Berlin area and the city of Hanoi near the Frankfurt DE-Six Internet Center for data exchange, the AP agency reports.
The statement said Google would buy 140 megawatts of electricity in the coming years from the German subsidiary of French energy company Angie to operate the data centers.
Google emphasizes that 80 percent of its electricity will come from non – carbon sources, from the new solar park and the 22 existing wind farms in Germany.
According to the company, Google aims to switch to 100% renewable energy by 2030.
German Finance Minister Peter Altmeier has hailed Google’s announcement as a “strong signal” for German green energy and digital infrastructure.
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