Climate Change and What is Google Energy?

If you’re wondering, “What is Google Energy?” then you’re not alone. There are many solar and wind projects that Google has disclosed over the past decade. One example is a 10-megawatt solar project in Taiwan. In retrospect, this may not seem very ambitious. But the technology behind this project is a game changer. If it works, it could be used to help power the world. Google is committed to making the world a cleaner place.

With the help of its partners, Google hopes to demonstrate that a carbon-free future is possible and economical. By demonstrating that clean energy works, it can help accelerate the transition to clean energy in entire regional grids across the world. Google is also paving the way for other companies to follow suit. It will hasten the arrival of clean energy without endangering the health of communities with air pollution. But how does this project relate to climate change?

In the October 2011 issue of IEEE’s Spectrum, two senior engineers wrote a confusing article about their renewable energy research and development program. They said that this effort was no longer on track to produce breakthroughs that could reverse climate change. But that explanation makes little sense as an excuse for ending an important initiative. If the idea of clean energy is truly a game changer, then Google is right to support such initiatives. If you’re not convinced, check out their report and interactive website today.