29 Sep '12, 9am

Google Purchases 48 MW of Wind Power for Its Oklahoma Data Center: Filed under: Energy News

“To power its Oklahoma data centre – one of the facilities responsible for bringing you your Gmail, Docs, and Google search results – Google faced a local electricity mix of over 50% coal power ,” Greenpeace writes. “But as one of the major electricity customers in the state, Google worked with the local utility to secure a new supply of renewable wind energy.” Google’s decision to source the electricity for its data center entirely from renewable energy should send a message to other large “internet companies and electric utilities around the world that renewable energy is not only possible, but is simply smart business in the 21st-century economy,” Greenpeace adds.

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2012/09/29/google-purchases-48-m...

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