Google wants to get green by 2008

Posted on Thursday, Jun 21 2007 @ 10:10 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Google is funding fuel-efficient hybrid cars as part of a plan to make the entire company carbon neutral by 2008:
The firm said the hybrid vehicles produced 65% fewer CO2 emissions than the average car in Europe.

Google's own fleet will be converted to hybrid technology and the firm will look for grant proposals to promote further use of fuel-efficient cars later in the year.

Google said it was investing in renewable energy sources and offsetting emissions that could not be eliminated directly, in order to go carbon neutral.

The US web giant announced it had finished phase one of a 1.6-megawatt solar panel system at its headquarters in Mountain View, California.

It will provide almost a third of the HQ's energy needs. The firm has also committed to creating an additional 50 megawatts of renewable energy by 2012 - enough to power 50,000 homes.

Google said it would employ data centres that used less than half the energy of standard industry data centres.
More info BBC News.

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