19 Apr '11, 2pm

US on track for 1 Million electric cars by 2015 #enviro #p2 #cleanenergy

Google’s plowing $100 million into what will be the world’s largest wind farm, Shepherds Flat, near Arlington, Oregon. It follows a $168 million investment in Brightsource’s Ivanpah solar plant in the Mojave and brings the Mountain View company’s total investments in green tech projects to over $350 million. There are two fascinating things about Google’s recent moves. First, this is money for deployment. It’s project finance, not R&D. Other big tech companies like LG and Samsung have announced massive investments in green tech research, but Google is putting money to get real projects off the ground. Second, this money comes from Google, Inc, not Google.org under the RE < C program . Google expects to make money on the big projects. I couldn’t get any specifics out of Parag Chokshi, clean energy public affairs spokesperson, but it’s clear this isn’t a charity program: Unf...

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