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Google’s former green czar, Bill Weihl, will join Facebook in late January, according to the website Fresh Dialogues . The website said Weihl will have a sustainability role at the social media company, with a focus on clean energy and energy efficiency, though details on his exact responsibilities and job title have yet to be released. Wiehl stepped down from his role at Google on November 8, just days after the news of his impending departure was first reported. He was involved in almost all green initiatives at Google, including research, investments in green technologies, and energy reduction efforts. The companies have both come under attack for their energy use. Google had been repeatedly criticized for refusing to reveal its carbon footprint, until this September , when it announced its energy consumption and carbon dioxide output for 2010. Similarly, Greenpeace lau...

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