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Google ‘nanny cam’ will track deforestation

February 20th, 2014

Google will make it easier for companies like Wal-Mart, Unilever and Nestle to track whether suppliers are destroying forests when it unveils a real-time deforestation mapping tool.

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Google invests in clean energy while government remains on the fence

October 29th, 2010

Andrew Winston

On the heels of my recent column on China’s investment in clean technology, two news items really caught my attention in the last couple of weeks. They tell an interesting story of who in the U.S. is really prepared to build a modern energy system.

First, the Governor of New Jersey decided to stop the construction of a new commuter train tunnel between New Jersey to Manhattan (and again today, after further review, he still killed it). This much-needed expansion of our infrastructure would double the number of trains entering New York City from the west. Up to $3 billion in federal funding had already been lined up to offset some of the cost.

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Google sets its sights on energy market

January 9th, 2010

By David Louie

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA (KGO) — Search engine giant and mobile phone marketer Google has set its sights on a more powerful future. It wants to be an electrical marketer.

That means it wants to buy and sell power on a large scale, similar to what utility companies do. Google filed an application last week with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in Washington.

“I don’t think we really know what they want to do,” said Wall Street Journal reporter Rebecca Smith. “When I spoke with the company yesterday, their spokeswomanan said that this green team wasn’t precisely sure what it wanted to do. What they do know is they’ve got an energy problem they want to solve.”

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Clean Energy Summit Turns Spotlight On Alternative Sources

August 20th, 2008

By Harriet Blake

Nevada Senator Harry Reid joined forces this week with former President Bill Clinton, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Texas oilman-turned-wind-advocate T. Boone Pickens and other notables at the University of Nevada/Las Vegas for the National Clean Energy Summit.

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