UPDATE: As per ESG Today, Google recently announced multiple Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) in Europe for the supply of 700 MW of renewable power, which will allow the company to use 90% clean energy for the next two years in countries like the Netherlands and Italy. Additionally, up to 85% clean energy will be used to power Google's operations in Belgium, thanks to the recent agreements.

Matt Brittin, President of Google Europe, Middle East and Africa, said that "at Google, we know that climate change is top of mind for many of our users, with search interest for “energy crisis” hitting an all-time high in 2023. That’s why we are committed to developing sustainable solutions for our users, businesses, governments and our own operations."

The new PPAs are for 47 MW of wind power generated in offshore plants in Italy, as well as for 106 MW of solar power from Polish photovoltaic farms.

"These efforts are part of our commitment to accelerate the decarbonization of the world’s electricity systems, a core focus of our ambitious goal to run our data centers and office campuses on 24/7 carbon-free energy on every grid where we operate by 2030", Matt Brittin added.

Reuters writes that renewable energy project operators offer a source of clean power for the corporate customers who want to make sure they have a stable supply that can enable them to reach their environmental goals, marking a win-win for both sides.

Google agreed under the recent PPA to purchase 478 MW worth-of sustainable wind energy, which will be generated and supplied by Crosswind & Ecowende consortia, joint ventures between energy company Shell and Dutch utility company Eneco.

Google officials also announced a couple more wind power PPAs in Italy, Belgium and Poland, without disclosing any financial details on these deals or amounts of power to be delivered through them.

Matt Brittin, President of Google in EMEA, said that "our ambition to operate on carbon-free energy around the clock by 2030 requires clean energy solutions in every grid where we operate."

Google seeks to match each hour of energy used for its operations with an hour of generating renewable energy, a strategy which may allow it to have a 100% coverage of green energy.