Google and others have committed to 24/7 carbon-free energy. What does that mean?

Read the full story at Canary Media.

When a company or city claims to be ​“100 percent powered by clean energy,” what it typically means is that it has tallied up its electricity consumption, purchased an equal amount of carbon-free energy (CFE) and called it even.

That’s fine, as far as it goes. But now, the next horizon of voluntary climate action has come into view: A brave few companies and cities aspire not just to offset their consumption with CFE on a yearly basis, but to match their consumption with CFE production every hour of every day, all year long. Running on clean energy 24/7 — that’s the new hotness.

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