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Facebook, Microsoft Push Renewables

May 13, 2016 By Carl Weinschenk

renewables Energy ManageMicrosoft and Facebook are partnering with The Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance, according to a Bloomberg story.

The goal is to drive development of 60 GW of renewable energy by 2025. That, the story says, is enough to replace the coal-fired plants the U.S. plans to retire during the next four years. Commentary in the story said that the goal is to make utilities cleaner. However, opportunities to do so are diminishing in general and in many instances are not available to smaller companies.

In addition to Microsoft and Facebook, the effort is being joined by about 60 and several conservation groups.

Last month, Facebook said that it signed a renewable supply agreement with Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners to supply wind power to its Clonee, County Meath, Ireland facility. The facility is under construction.

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