Google aims to be powered by renewable energy in 2017

Google to focus solely on renewable energy by the end of 2017 Google has announced that all of its energy will come from renewable sources by the end of 2017. Last year, the massive technology company consumed as much electricity as the city of San Francisco. Now, Google aims to derive all of its electrical power from solar panels and wind turbines. The company’s ambitions are not restricted to the United States, of course, as all of its data centers throughout the world will eventually be powered by renewable energy.…

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Google aims to bring more green energy to Asia

The internet giant has announced its plans to provide seed funding to a non-profit that promotes renewable energy. Google has already made a long-term commitment to power 100% of its operations with green energy sourced from renewables. To date, the company has purchased over 2 gigawatts (GW) of clean power, which has made it the world’s current largest non-utility purchaser of renewables. Now, according to the company’s official Asia Pacific blog, Google is aiming to boost its green power efforts in Asia by providing seed funding to the Center for…

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Google makes massive renewable energy purchase

The Internet giant has purchased a whopping 842 MW of green energy. Last week, Google announced on its official blog that it has made what it says is the “largest and most diverse, purchase of renewable energy ever made by a non-utility company.” It will be adding an impressive 842 MW (megawatts) of clean energy from renewable wind and solar sources to its data centers. Google’s new purchase nearly doubles the amount of clean energy the company has purchased to date. Across three countries Google has managed to add an…

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Renewable energy is not the solution to the climate change problem

According to Google engineers climate change will not be solved with present day renewables. A report from two of the internet giant’s engineers, Ross Koningstein & David Fork, that was recently published by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, explains that current renewable energy technologies, such as solar and wind energy are not a realistic solution for the world’s impending climate issues and are much too expensive to prevent climate change. The two engineers worked on Google’s ambitious “RE<C” project. The renewable energy project that was called “RE<C” has…

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Google sets sights on renewable energy

Google continues to grow its support for clean power and technology Google has been growing more aggressive with its support of renewable energy over the past two years. Currently, one-third of the company’s operations receive power from renewable sources. Google is keen to increase its use of clean power significantly over the coming years and in order to accomplish this goal, the company has begun investing more heavily in renewable power. Google notes that clean energy could be environmentally beneficial while also reducing the company’s energy costs in the future.…

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Google continues to embrace renewable energy

Renewable energy continues to attract Google’s support Google has been an advocate for renewable energy for several years. The company has made major strides in embracing clean power and has even devoted significant sums of money to the development of renewable energy projects in the U.S. While Google is often considered a leader in the clean energy space, as far as businesses adoption is concerned, the company is often on the lookout for ways to reduce its use of fossil-fuels in order to become more environmentally friendly. Google to purchase…

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Google invests $1 billion in renewable energy

Google invests in renewable energy

Google continues to show strong support for renewable energy Google has taken a strong interest in renewable energy and sustainability in recent years. In the past, the technology giant has faced harsh criticism over its massive consumption of fossil-fuels and the level of carbon emissions it is responsible for. Like other large companies around the world, Google is beginning to feel political and social pressure to change its stance on energy and have begun to invest heavily in the adoption of renewable energy systems. Over the past few years, these…

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Google takes top ranking in renewable energy report from Greenpeace

Google Renewable Energy Top Ranking

Greenpeace issues renewable energy report highlighting technology companies Greenpeace, a sometimes notorious environmentalist organization, has released its sixth “Cool IT Leaderboard” report, which ranks some of the world’s largest companies based on their environmental friendliness and their adoption of renewable energy. In past reports, companies that have failed to attain high rankings have been harshly criticized by the organization. This criticism often comes with a significant amount of attention from the general public, which is often enough to encourage companies to take action on the issue of renewable energy. Google and…

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