Google’s Partners Applaud Decision to Disclose Carbon Emissions

Google’s partners are applauding its decision to disclose the carbon emissions of its cloud regions as it works towards reducing its carbon footprint at its data centers by 2030.

The move is designed to enable customers to select Google Cloud regions based on the carbon-free energy supplying them.

Google customers can click here to view the carbon-free energy percentage of most of Google Cloud’s 24 regions. The percentage is the average percentage of carbon-free energy consumed in a particular location on an hourly basis. It can vary from as low as 3 percent to as high as 89 percent.

Google has seven percent of the global public cloud market, according to Canalys, trailing AWS’s 32 percent and Azure’s 20 percent.