30 Apr '11, 2pm

Google says cheap renewable energy will take longer than expected

Google says cheap renewable energy will take longer than expected

Since 2007, Google has been making efforts to develop energy from renewable sources that is cheaper than coal. The initiative, entitled the RE-C plan , focuses on solar, wind and geothermal power, as well as the newest renewable power technologies. The plan has already resulted in the firm investing hundreds of millions into renewable energy projects. At its launch, Google co-founder, Gary Page announced: ''Our goal is to create one gigawatt of renewable energy capacity that is cheaper than coal. We are optimistic that this can be done in years rather than decades.'' However, according to Reuters , an update from the director of Google's green division, Rick Needham, this week, suggests that the scheme is going to take longer than previously envisaged. ''We are still moving forward. I think that it is an important and very aspirational goal, and we are doing what we can. B...

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