AI to blame for Google's rocketing greenhouse gas emissions

Casts doubt on search giant's 'Net Zero by 2030' goal

Tom Allen
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AI to blame for Google's rocketing greenhouse gas emissions

Google's annual sustainability report shows its greenhouse gas emissions have jumped almost 50% from 2019-2024, which it blames on increases from its datacentres and supply chain.

The company's 2024 Environmental Report shows a 48% rise in emissions over the last five years, casting doubt on the feasibility of Google's aim to be net zero by 2030. Google emitted 14.3 milli...

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