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GOOGLE ASKS UTILITIES TO SELL CLEAN ENERGY FOR DATA CENTERS

Posted by Industry News on Apr 22, 2013

GigaOM // Apr 22, 2013

Google has asked utilities to make clean energy programs --if they are willing to pay for it -- in effort to expand their clean power projects. Google has also announced that it’s working with Duke Energy in North Carolina to kick-off the program. Google calls the initiative “renewable energy tariffs.”  

Google has invested over a billion dollars into clean power projects, but the search engine giant wants even more ways to access clean power directly for its data centers. That’s why on Friday Google is expected to publicly ask utilities to offer clean power buying programs to large companies like itself that are willing to buy clean power, potentially at a premium. At the same time, Google is also announcing that it’s working with Duke Energy in North Carolina on just such a program.
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