20 Years Wind Energy Deal With NextEra Energy: Google’s Green Step

by Edward Xu

in alternative energy gadgets

The Going Green at Google has been part of Google energy division with prime commitment for establishing carbon neutral enterprise back in 2007.  And recent info is about the wind power green energy deal that will help to keep Google and U.S from the fossil fuel addiction.

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And Google has signed a long term contract of 20 year deal with an alternative energy company NextEra Energy for this particular purpose. NextEra will be responsible in supplying 114 megawatts to Google’s energy division for the next 20 years.

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Google Energy will not use the wind energy directly but will instead sell it back to the main grid, increasing the amount of safe and clean energy on the market. The proceeds from that sale will then be used by Google to buy Renewable Energy Credits to help offset their own carbon footprint. They will begin purchasing from the wind farm on July 30th.

The energy that NextEra is providing to Google will come from a wind turbine farm in Iowa. This deal with Google will help to protect the future for wind energy and NextEra Energy and Google hope that it will give incentives to major energy buyers to buy from the renewable sources instead of more dangerous and polluting sources of energy such as coal and gas.

Beside the wind energy deal with NextEra Energy, Google has also made investment into several other sector of green energy industry, including mega giant electric cars program known as RechargeIt and a multi-million dollar investment in geothermal technology which is aiming to harvest energy from deep beneath the earth’s surface.

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Perhaps it is a precautionary measure taken by Google in order to prevent future energy fluctuation cost while make little contribution to be more eco-friendly in near future, this major steps will also help United States to overcome fossil fuel problems in the long run.

Will you join the green steps?

[ Source: Daniweb ; NextEra ; Google ]

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