Google And Energy

Google received federal approval to trade energy on the open market. The ability to buy and sell energy will give Google the ability to help control one of their largest expenses — electricity. It was also give them the ability to have a stand-alone energy company.

“We made this filing so we can have more flexibility in procuring power for Google’s own operations, including our data centers,” said Niki Fenwick said of Google.

Google has been publicizing their “green” initiative:

“We’re committed to helping to build a clean energy future.

As our business grows, we want to make sure we minimize our impact on the Earth’s climate. So we’re taking every step we can to implement innovative and responsible environmental practices across our company to reduce our carbon footprint, ensure efficient computing and help our employees be green.

We are also providing tools that enable our users to make their lives more green.”

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