Silicon Valley is changing how it gathers its power, altering the way companies look at electricity generation. Google announced its intention to reach a goal of 100 percent renewable energy use for its global operations. For every dollar spent on electricity generated by non-renewable power, the company will spend one dollar on a unit of solar or wind power.
Already Google is the largest buyer of renewable energy (44 percent), but it is not alone. 83 companies have announced pledged to “go 100% renewable.” These companies include IKEA, Bank of America, Facebook, and General Motors. Companies have declared different time frames to achieve this goal, and have listed their reasoning online.