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Acciona Energia has announced that it has started power supply to Google’s installations in Chile from the El Romero solar power project. The 246 megawatts project is the largest solar PV power plants in South America.


You may have heard the big news recently about Google acquiring smart thermostat manufacturer, Nest Labs, for $3.2 billion. But why would tech giant Google be willing to pay so much money for thermostats? First off, if you’re unfamiliar with Read more…


Google’s purchase of Nest, a leading manufacturer of smart thermostats, further deepens the Internet search giant’s involvement in the green energy sector and is likely to help accelerate development of a more efficient

smart grid, experts say. Go…


An alternative to Google? And one that’s green? Ecosia is based in Berlin and aims to turn green niche products into a mass phenomenon by providing users with green information when entering search terms. According to the start-up, Ecosia gives Read more…


Marine biologists are teaming up with Google to photograph detailed 360-degree panoramas of coral reefs around the globe. Using technology similar to Google’s Street View feature, users will be able to survey coral reefs much like they might scope out Read more…


After spending $1 billion on renewable energy projects in the last few years, Google is no stranger to reducing their carbon footprint. It’s common knowledge in the fuel industry that renewable energy sources are becoming more and more popular, thanks Read more…


A group of prominent U.S. investors, including Google, is expected to announce today that it is moving forward with construction on the first leg of an ambitious $5 billion undersea transmission line that will connect future offshore wind farms along Read more…


Google kicked off 2013 with an announcement about a new, $200 million equity investment in a wind farm in west Texas. The wind farm can generate enough electricity to power 60,000 average U.S. homes. The Spinning Spur Wind Project is Read more…


As part of an ongoing project to digitally archive the aftermath of the 2011 tsunami in northeastern Japan, Google has published several new panoramic images that provide a sobering glimpse of the widespread devastation in communities across the region. The Read more…


Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) has been successfully testing a breakthrough biofuel at its headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. The biofuel, made by California-based Cool Planet Energy Systems, is produced using a “carbon negative” process that actually removes carbon from the atmosphere Read more…


Google last week expanded its popular Street View feature to the forests of the Amazon basin, posting more than 50,000 photos that allow online users a virtual tour of the world’s largest tropical region. The photos, taken last summer in Read more…


The Atlanta Google data center is utilizing a “sidestream” treatment plant that uses grey water rather than potable water for cooling. Originally built in 1997, the Google data center uses an innovative evaporative cooling process which is 50 percent more Read more…


Just before Christmas day, Google announced it has made a new $94 million investment in a portfolio of four solar photovoltaic projects currently under construction by Recurrent Energy near Sacramento, CA. “This investment represents our first investment in the U.S. Read more…


Google Inc. says it is abandoning its ambitious program to drive down the cost of renewable energy, one of seven major initiatives canceled by the Internet giant this week as it looks to focus on its core projects. Launched four Read more…

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