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Leadership on climate change and clean energy from ….. Google?

I just lost my prior attempt at this post so forgive the brevity and lack of analysis in this one.

Google is stepping up its activities and announcements (by CEO Eric Schmidt) in the climate change / clean energy / “smart grid” interface, including announcing collaboration with GE (by CEO Jeffrey Immelt) on public policy issues and on the introduction of new technologies and software.

More at the following links:

http://www.dailytech.com/Google+Wants+US+to+Use+100+Percent+Alternative+Energy+by+2030/article12900.htm (September 9)

http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2008/09/partnering-with-ge-on-clean-energy.html (September 17)

http://earth2tech.com/2008/09/17/google-and-ge-join-up-to-tackle-energy-policy-tech/ (September 17)

http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/pr/fr/-/2/hi/technology/7622347.stm (September 18)

http://blog.wired.com/business/2008/09/ge-and-google-a.html (September 18)

Google information: (October 1)

http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2008/10/clean-energy-2030.html (October 1)

http://knol.google.com/k/-/-/15x31uzlqeo5n/1# (October 1)

http://www.brandweek.com/bw/content_display/news-and-features/digital/e3i590423ea01a9d368c45c20a42e7c90f5?imw=Y  (October 1)

http://www.goodcleantech.com/2008/10/googles_proposal_to_power_the.php (October 7)

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/28/technology/internet/28google.html (October 28)

http://greeninc.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/10/28/googles-energy-ideas-might-emerge-under-open-source-licenses-or-not/ (October 28)

BTW, I note that Lynne Kiesling’s “Knowledge Problem” blog is a good source of information and analysis on “smart” grid issues.

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