Google's parent company is largest corporate buyer of renewables in the US

The largest buyer of renewable energy in the US is not a utility nor a state government. Operating Google's data centers guzzles enough power to push the firm's parent company to the position of biggest buyer.

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When wind and solar developers, energy companies or wind turbine firms invite major customers to business dinners, the best seats at the table are likely reserved for representatives from Google's parent company Alphabet.

Financial Times reports that Alphabet is the largest buyer of renewable energy in the US. To date, Alphabet has bought renewable energy for around USD 3 billion and this procurement has mainly taken place via investments in wind and solar farms.

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