Google Invests $38.8 Million in Wind Farm

It is the first of its kind for Google and the company may use the extra energy to power, at least partially, its many data centers. “On Friday we made our first direct investment in a utility-scale renewable energy project — two wind farms that generate 169.5 megawatts of power, enough to power more than 55,000 homes,” Rick Needham, Green Business operations manager at Google, wrote. “These wind farms, developed by NextEra Energy Resources, harness power from one of the world’s richest wind resources in the North Dakota plains and use existing transmission capacity to deliver clean energy to the region, reducing the use of fossil fuels. Through this $38.8 million investment, we’re aiming to accelerate the deployment of renewable energy — in a way that makes good business sense, too,” he added.

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Hmm I love the young people and their ideas. But I don't understand why they don't question living styles. Some stories are conservative to the bone and not checking that the living style including gadgets and mobility consumes large part of the energy - may be 40% of the consumed energy is grey energy which comes with products! The houses are partly to large and theere is no statement about standby losses of all the gadgets etc.

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