Ahead of the UN climate summit and the global climate strike , the world’s largest search engine announced that the tech behemoth will make its biggest corporate purchase of renewable energy yet, signing on to a series of agreements that will increase Google’s wind and solar investments by 40 percent, as Quartz reported. Google struck 18 clean energy deals that span the globe, from the U.S., Chile and Europe. The agreements mean that Google will purchase energy from solar farms in South Carolina, North Carolina and Texas. It will use solar and wind power to run its data centers in Chile, as Cnet reported. About half of the new investment will be in Europe, including projects in Finland, Sweden, Belgium and Denmark, according to the Guardian . The company’s CEO Sundar Pichai said it’s "the biggest corporate purchase of renewable energy in history," in a blog post . Google will buy 1,600 megawatts, or 1.6 gigawatt, of clean electricity in its new energy deals, as Cnet reported. Added it to Google’s existing purchases of clean energy, the new investment will allow Google to purchase 5.5 gigawatt of clean energy. "Together, these deals will increase our worldwide portfolio of wind […]

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