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Google Becomes Big Fan of Oregon Wind Farm

Google’s renewable energy efforts continued apace today with yet another cleantech investment, the company’s second this month.

Last week, Google took a $168 million equity stake in the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System, a utility-scale solar plant being developed by BrightSource Energy in the Mojave Desert. Today, it announced it had invested $100 million in the Shepherds Flat project, an Oregon wind farm being developed by Caithness Energy.

When it’s finished, the $2 billion wind farm will be the largest in the world, producing 845 megawatts of energy–enough to power 235,000 homes.

Like all Google clean energy investments, this one is said to be geared toward lowering the cost of running the company’s operations, though now that it has won approval to enter the speculative energy trading business, it could potentially evolve into something more.


Twitter’s Tanking

December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik