Carbon Footprint release notes

This page documents production updates to Carbon Footprint. You can periodically check this page for announcements about new or updated features, bug fixes, known issues, and deprecated functionality.

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April 26, 2022

Viewing and exporting carbon footprint data now requires the billing.accounts.getCarbonInformation IAM permission. This permission is part of the Carbon Footprint Viewer (roles/billing.carbonViewer) and Billing Account Viewer (roles/billing.viewer) IAM roles.

March 31, 2022

Improved carbon accounting for Retail API

Improved carbon accounting for many AI services (these services aren't covered in 2021)

Improved mapping between Google Cloud services and internal resource use. This changes the carbon footprint of some Google Cloud services and adds other Google Cloud Services, like Networking, to the list of covered services.

Updated carbon model to version 4

January 20, 2022

A Carbon Footprint Looker block is available to create custom dashboards using Looker.

January 11, 2022

Unattended project recommender now reports the reduction in gross carbon footprint associated with your workloads. If there is a recommendation, it is now displayed directly in the Carbon Footprint dashboard.

October 12, 2021

Google Cloud Carbon Footprint is in Public Preview

August 25, 2021

Google Cloud Carbon Footprint is in Private Preview