Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Google's bid for world domination

Google, like other US companies Wal-Mart and Safeway, Kimberley Clark and Merck, has an abundance of land and roof areas which can be used to collect solar power for use in meeting their energy needs. As such, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in the US have recently granted
Google a license to "operate as a utility", meaning they can generate energy for themselves as well as excess energy that they can then sell on to other customers.

Google is already investing and advocating green energy, saying that "t
he company is developing its own technology to increase the efficiency of solar thermal energy. The company believes it could also make wind a cheaper source of energy than coal."

According to Giles Parkinson of Business Spectacular, "
Google could undercut search engine rivals by providing a suite of services including energy supply".

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