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Google Discloses Carbon Footprint, Renewable Energy Goals

Renewable Energy World Online

8 September 2011: Google has been playing an interesting role in renewable energy development, and not only because it has invested more than $780 million in renewable energy generation and tech development.

The search giant on Thursday added a site that tallies the company’s electricity use, including the amount of renewable electricity it’s using, along with its carbon footprint. The data provide a good picture of the company’s energy consumption and reflect the company’s long-touted goal of minimizing its environmental impact. By revealing those numbers, Google also could put pressures on other large companies to embrace cleaner energy or do so more aggressively.

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