green

An energetic welcome to Arun Majumdar

One of the world’s biggest challenges is bringing reliable, sustainable and affordable energy to everyone. We need a new energy blueprint for the future—the latest advances in technology have the potential to bring us closer to that goal than ever before.

Unleashing energy innovation

The Internet, digital music, smart phones - these are just some of the innovations that have changed the way we live and work. Yet the way we use energy - whether it’s powering our cars or our homes and businesses - hasn’t changed in decades. Our economy needs a cleaner, more efficient way of delivering energy while giving people better tools and information to manage their energy use.

Stanford’s Single-Well EGS Investigation

Next week Stanford University will host the 36th annual Stanford Geothermal Workshop, one of the world’s foremost geothermal technical gatherings.

Introducing Google Earth Engine

Today, we launched a new Google Labs product called Google Earth Engine at the International Climate Change Conference in sunny Cancun, Mexico.

West Virginia - Country Roads to Geothermal Power

Could clean, reliable, baseload geothermal energy be produced in the Pioneer State?

Take Action with Google PowerMeter’s new personalized recommendations

Google PowerMeter now offers personalized energy savings recommendations to help you save more energy and show off your savings. You can find it under “Take action” in your Google PowerMeter page.

Our Support for AB32 and a Clean Energy Future in California

We believe in taking responsibility for our carbon emissions and promoting sustainable environmental solutions.

Largest supplier of energy monitors now compatible with Google PowerMeter

Today we are excited to offer a new way for many more people to access Google PowerMeter: our new Featured Device partner Current Cost - the largest global supplier of real time displays for monitoring energy use. Having already sold one million energy monitoring devices, Current Cost will now offer devices that are compatible with Google PowerMeter. They will also offer upgrades to existing customers so that they too can monitor their energy consumption anywhere online with our software.

Not merely tilting at windmills — investing in them too

(Cross-posted from the Official Google Blog to bring you information on other green efforts at Google)

Eating our way through Earth Day

(Cross-posted from the Official Google Blog to bring you information on other green efforts at Google)Today, Earth Day turns 40 and is now celebrated in more than 198 countries. Here at Google, we’ll be focusing on one of the planet’s more enjoyable aspects: its food. (Though, to be fair, we’re always focused on food around here). Our offices are hosting farmers markets, planting herb gardens, hosting talks on sustainable cooking and much more.

The goats are baaaahk!

(Cross-posted from the Official Google Blog to bring you information on other green efforts at Google)

Powering consumers with information about their energy use

(Cross-posted from the Google Public Policy Blog)We all receive an electricity bill once a month that is hard to decipher besides the total amount due. What if we instead had access to more useful and actionable information about our energy consumption? What if consumers could use this information to automatically adjust appliances, lights, and other equipment to save money and cut energy use?

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