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Alphabet, AKA Google Will buy 842 MW of Wind Power, Solar Energy, Across the World

On December 3rd, Alphabet, formerly Google, announced that it plans to add 842 more megawatts of renewable energy in the form of wind and solar power across the world. The company said it now has 2 gigawatts of contracts for renewable energy across the world and it will use the energy to power all of … Continue reading Alphabet, AKA Google Will buy 842 MW of Wind Power, Solar Energy, Across the World

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EDF Energies Nouvelles sells to Google the electricity generated from a wind farm in the United States

EDF Energies Nouvelles is announcing that its North American subsidiary, EDF Renewable Energy, has entered into a long-term Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Google Inc. The electricity will be produced by the Great Western wind farm (201 MW) located in Oklahoma.   Great Western project is the second deal between EDF Renewable Energy and Google. … Continue reading EDF Energies Nouvelles sells to Google the electricity generated from a wind farm in the United States

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Google doubles down on renewable energy

Clearly, renewable energy works for Google. The internet search company recently announced it’s going to nearly double the amount of clean electricity it uses to power its data centers, committing to purchase an additional 842 megawatts (MW). Google has now procured nearly two gigawatts (GW) of renewable energy, more than halfway to its goal of … Continue reading Google doubles down on renewable energy

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Google to buy Vestas’ shares in Lake Turkana Wind Power

Upon completion of the project in 2017, Google will acquire Vestas’ 12.5 percent stake in Africa’s largest wind farm, which will supply around 15 percent of Kenya’s electricity needs based on current generation capacity.   The share purchase agreement was announced in Washington, DC, in connection with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s Climate and … Continue reading Google to buy Vestas’ shares in Lake Turkana Wind Power

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Google launches solar energy project in U.S.

Google has launched a new project that aims to show where solar energy has the most promise in the United States. Many homeowners have begun to show aggressive interest in solar power, but some do not live in states with abundant sunlight, making solar energy less viable than other forms of power. Google’s new initiative, … Continue reading Google launches solar energy project in U.S.

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Google building next data center at Alabama power plant site

Google is converting an old coal-burning power plant in Alabama into a sleek data center running on renewable energy to fuel the additional computing capacity needed to process Internet search requests, show digital video, give directions, deliver email and store photos.     The $600 million project announced Wednesday marks Google’s first commitment in eight … Continue reading Google building next data center at Alabama power plant site

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Google looks to invest in Kenya Lake Turkana Wind Power Project

According to CNBC, Google wants to back Kenya’s Lake Turkana Wind Power Project, a massive undertaking that will require more than $700 million.   The Internet giant has invested more than $2bn in next-generation energy production so far, but mostly in the United States – although in 2013, Google invested $12m in South Africa’s Jasper … Continue reading Google looks to invest in Kenya Lake Turkana Wind Power Project

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Google Invests $75 Million in solar power

Google continues to widen its portfolio of investment in renewable energy, as the tech giant announced Thursday that it partnered with SolarCity to create a new $75 million fund, through which the company will buy and own solar-panel generators on the roofs of several thousand U.S. homes. There will be no upfront cost to the homeowners. Google also … Continue reading Google Invests $75 Million in solar power

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Google to use NextEra wind energy to power HQ

Google will partner with Juno Beach-based NextEra Energy Resources to power buildings at its California headquarters, the company announced Wednesday.     The subsidiary of NextEra Energy will repower a wind farm in the Bay Area that will provide 43 megawatts of electricity starting in 2016. That energy will feed into Google buildings in Mountain … Continue reading Google to use NextEra wind energy to power HQ

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Google, IKEA, And SunEdison Bought A Lot Of Wind Power This Week

With politically-charged pipeline maneuvering and international climate jockeying taking up most of the attention this week, three major wind power purchases show how clean energy is chugging along amid all of the rousing rhetoric. On Tuesday, IKEA announced its biggest renewable energy purchase to date: a 165 megawatt wind farm in southern Texas. This is … Continue reading Google, IKEA, And SunEdison Bought A Lot Of Wind Power This Week

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Wind Energy To Power New Google Datacenter

Google has announced its new Eemshaven datacenter will be 100% powered by renewable energy from its first day of operation. Google says it has struck an agreement to buy all the output of a new Eneco wind farm currently under construction at Delfzijl, near Eemshaven in the Netherlands for the next decade. “By entering into … Continue reading Wind Energy To Power New Google Datacenter

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Google Executes $145 Million Investment In SunEdison And TerraForm Power’s Largest Solar Power Plant In North America

SunEdison, Inc. (NYSE: SUNE), a leading global solar technology manufacturer and provider of solar energy services, today announced that Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) has agreed to provide $145 million in equity financing for the Regulus solar plant. When completed, the Regulus solar project will be SunEdison’s largest developed and constructed project in North America. Located … Continue reading Google Executes $145 Million Investment In SunEdison And TerraForm Power’s Largest Solar Power Plant In North America

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Little Box Challenge opens for submissions

These days, if you’re an engineer, inventor or just a tinkerer with a garage, you don’t have to look far for a juicy opportunity: there are cash prize challenges dedicated to landing on the moon, building a self-driving car, cleaning the oceans, or inventing an extra-clever robot. Today, together with the IEEE, we’re adding one … Continue reading Little Box Challenge opens for submissions

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Google self-driving electric cars promise to save lives, end traffic jams

If you’re uneasy at the idea of riding in a vehicle that drives itself, just wait till you see Google’s new car. It has no gas pedal, no brake and no steering wheel. Google has been demonstrating its driverless technology for several years by retrofitting Toyotas, Lexuses and other cars with cameras and sensors. But … Continue reading Google self-driving electric cars promise to save lives, end traffic jams

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Google Inks Wind Power Deal for Iowa Data Center

The newly inked agreement with MidAmerican Energy covers Google’s current facilities, as well as future expansions supplied by renewable energy. “This is our seventh and largest renewable energy commitment to date,” Google’s head of energy strategy and development, Neha Palmer, and energy program manager Sam Arons wrote in a blog post. This deal brings the … Continue reading Google Inks Wind Power Deal for Iowa Data Center

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Google buys U.S. drone startup Titan Aerospace

U.S. internet giant Googlee confirmed Monday that it has acquired drone maker Titan Aerospace, whose solar-powered high-altitude robots will be helpful to Google’s ambition to deliver internet services to underdeveloped areas in the world. A Google spokesman told Wall Street Journal that while in early days, the atmospheric satellite technology that Titan has been working … Continue reading Google buys U.S. drone startup Titan Aerospace

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Greenpeace report points to Google, Facebook efforts to green the Internet

Apple, which was given a low score by the environmental group two years ago, made the most gains in transparency, internal conservation efforts and the use and advocacy of renewable energy, Greenpeace said in a report. Google has been a leader in committing to renewable energy, with procurement deals to purchase wind power from utilities … Continue reading Greenpeace report points to Google, Facebook efforts to green the Internet

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California’s grid is handling more than 15,000 megawatts of renewable capacity without incident

California is setting records for solar energy usage so fast that the state’s grid operator has had to change its protocol for announcing them.   The instantaneous use of solar by the California Independent System Operator (the ISO) reached a record peak of 4,143 megawatts at 2:28 p.m. on March 16. It was enough electricity … Continue reading California’s grid is handling more than 15,000 megawatts of renewable capacity without incident

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100 percent renewables for U.S., Google invests in clean energy, support for action on climate

This Tuesday, a new report wants the U.S. to run on 100 percent clean energy by 2050, Google continues to invest in renewables, and a majority of Americans support action to combat climate change. Stanford University engineering professor Mark Jacobson wants America running on 100 percent renewable energy, one state at a time: Professor Mark … Continue reading 100 percent renewables for U.S., Google invests in clean energy, support for action on climate

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