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Title: 86% of Facebook's energy consumption met by renewable sources in 2019: Report
Date:8 July 2020

Facebook reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 59% in 2019 as compared to 2017 levels and 86% of their energy requirements are now being met by renewable sources, the company announced in its first sustainability report. In 2017, the social networking giant had pledged support to the Paris climate agreement and decided to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 75% and use 100% renewable energy for global operations by the end of 2020. As part of the impetus on scaling up use of renewable energy, Facebook has also made a direct investment in a 300 MW solar power project in Texas. Further, the company is using its power resources to help local communities in cities which are trying to reduce their carbon consumption.

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