28 Nov '11, 4am

Google Pulls the Plug on Its Green Energy Program

Google has decided to power down its 4-year-old RE<C program, the company's ambitious initiative to make renewable energy cheaper than coal. The tech giant included the news about its decision at the very foot of a blog on Tuesday -- archly titled "More spring cleaning out of season " -- that listed shutdowns of "a number of products which haven't had the impact we'd hoped for." "This initiative was developed as an effort to drive down the cost of renewable energy, with an RE<C engineering team focused on researching improvements to solar power technology," said the blog posted by Urs Hölzle, senior vice president for operations and a Google Fellow. "At this point, other institutions are better positioned than Google to take this research to the next level." Bill Weihl, Google's energy czar, also is gone, according to Reuters . The leader of the RE<C program left the compa...

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