Google Cloud Paves the Way for Users to Track Down their Carbon Footprint

Google Cloud Paves the Way for Users to Track Down their Carbon Footprint

Google users with custom carbon footprint reports to their cloud usage generate

Google's cloud-computing division unveiled tools to help clients monitor and reduce their environmental impact, part of the company's broader push to fight climate change. It will provide its users with custom carbon footprint reports that detail the carbon emissions their cloud usage generates. A carbon footprint is the total amount of greenhouse gases that are generated by our actions. The average carbon footprint for a person in the United States is 16 tons, one of the highest rates in the world.

Google's cloud-carbon footprint:

Google claims it has been carbon-neutral, meaning the tech company purchased the same quantity of carbon offsets and renewable energy to make the company's net operational carbon emissions zero. And also is teaming up with Salesforce.com to let clients put their emissions data in the Salesforce Sustainability Cloud, a carbon accounting platform.

Google cloud usage, provides transparency into emissions associated with your cloud applications. Your net operational emissions are zero. And monitors your gross cloud emissions over time by project, product, and region, giving IT teams and developers metrics that can help them improve their carbon footprint. The Carbon Footprint tool is quite flexible. Companies can use it to monitor their cloud emissions over time, by project, product, or region, so they can see which cloud technologies and services are having the biggest environmental impact and where

Google will tell customers about the carbon footprint of idle or abandoned projects that continue to run on its servers, making it easier for businesses to only use the capacity they need. Carbon Footprint data to BigQuery to perform data analysis, create custom dashboards and reports or include the data in your organization's emissions accounting tools. Customers can leverage this data for reporting and internal audits and carbon reduction efforts.

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