FORBES | Large companies are a major driver of renewable energy growth in the U.S., with Google, Amazon and 100 or so other big energy users collectively signing a fifth of new clean energy power purchase agreements in 2018, second only to electric utilities themselves. Companies strive to fund clean projects and decarbonize their energy supply to shore up their social license to operate. Think about the pressure that America’s tech titans have been under to reduce the carbon footprint of server farms and retail delivery networks. Businesses also want direct access to renewable energy, which in a growing number of regions is now cheaper than power supplied by the local utility.
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