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.”

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Comments closed
  • Archives

  • RSS Food News

    • Meat Price Spreads
      This data set provides monthly average price values, and the differences among those values, at the farm, wholesale, and retail stages of the production and marketing chain for selected cuts of beef, pork, and broilers. In addition, retail prices are provided for beef and pork cuts, turkey, whole chickens, eggs, and dairy products. […]
    • Agricultural Research Funding in the Public and Private Sectors
      Data for public and private funding of agricultural research and development cover the years 1970-2008 (public) and 1970-98 (private). Data are available as nominal figures and adjusted for inflation. […]
    • Changing Participation in Food Assistance Programs Among Low-Income Children After Welfare Reform
      In 1996, the safety net for poor households with children fundamentally changed when Federal legislation replaced Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) with Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF). This study investigates participation in, and benefits received from, AFDC/TANF and food assistance programs, before and after the legislation, fo […]
    • Guess Who’s Turning 100? Tracking a Century of American Eating
      USDA’s Economic Research Service maintains the only time-series data on U.S. food availability in the country; a series that now spans 100 years. The data play a key role in monitoring the potential for the food supply to meet the nutritional needs of Americans and in examining historical consumption trends. A look at 100 years of American eating reveals t […]
    • Access to Affordable, Nutritious Food Is Limited in “Food Deserts”
      Some neighborhoods in the U.S., particularly low-income ones, have been dubbed “food deserts” because residents do not live near supermarkets or other food retailers that carry affordable and nutritious food. Low-income residents of these neighborhoods and those who lack transportation rely more on smaller neighborhood stores that may not carry healthy f […]
  • RSS What Everyone Should Know About Energy

    • What is a cap-and-trade program and how does it work?
      A cap-and-trade program is designed to reduce emissions of a pollutant by placing a limit (or cap) on the total amount of emissions. The cap is implemented through a system of allowances that can be traded to minimize costs to affected sources. Cap-and-trade programs for greenhouse gas emissions would increase the costs of using fossil fuels. […]
    • What is the status of the U.S. nuclear industry?
      There are currently 104 commercial nuclear reactors at 65 nuclear power plants in 31 States. Since 1990, the share of the Nation's total electricity supply provided by nuclear power generation has averaged about 20%, with the level of nuclear generation growing at roughly the same rate as overall electricity use. Between 1985 and 1996, 34 new reactors w […]
    • How can we compare or add up our energy consumption?
      To compare or aggregate energy consumption across different energy sources like oil, natural gas, and electricity, we must use a common unit of measure. This is similar to calculating your food energy intake by adding up the calories in whatever you eat. […]
  • RSS Invasive Species