China News Service, Berlin, September 1 (Reporter Peng Dawei) Google Germany announced on August 31 that it will invest in the construction of cloud computing facilities and renewable energy in Hanau, Germany and Berlin-Brandenburg.

By 2030, the company plans to invest 1 billion euros in the above-mentioned fields in Germany.

  The investment plan announced on the same day involved the expansion of a cloud computing center in Hanau, a city adjacent to the German data exchange center Frankfurt, and a new cloud computing center in the capital city of Berlin and the surrounding state of Brandenburg.

  In terms of renewable energy, Google plans to cooperate with the electricity supplier ENGIE to ensure that 80% of its future electricity use in Germany comes from zero-carbon power generation.

The electricity will come from a new solar power station in Germany and 22 existing wind power stations.

Google said that its goal is to achieve 100% use of renewable energy by 2030.

  German Federal Minister of Economy and Energy Altmeier said on the same day that this investment decision has released a "strong signal" to support the development of clean energy and digital infrastructure.

  The Director of the German Energy Agency (dena) Kullman said that Google and ENGIE are cooperating in a power purchase agreement (PPA) this time, which shows that PPA will become one of the key pillars of the energy transition.

"We are pleased to see that both Google and ENGIE have joined the "renewable energy market offensive" launched by the German Energy Agency and other institutions." (End)

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