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Google Pushes for More Clean Energy in Land of the Data Centers

November 18, 2013View for printing

It's not easy to go green. More and more power is coming from renewable energy like wind, but most power grids in the United States are still predominately driven by non-renewable sources.

That's a problem for tech companies like Facebook and Google, who want to give their energy-intensive computing systems a green tint. Facebook, for example, has vowed to source 25 percent of its data centers' power from renewable sources by 2015. But without utility companies to supply the clean energy, reaching that goal is a challenge.

By Klint Finley

Full Story: http://www.wired.com/wiredenterprise ... urce-rider/
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