Google Reality Check — Another Going Green Fail?

Russ Steele

Google quits plans to make cheap renewable energy.  Google Inc has abandoned an ambitious project to make renewable energy cheaper than coal, as Chief Executive Larry Page’s moves to focus the Internet giant on fewer efforts. Google said on Tuesday that it was pulling the plug on Renewable Energy Cheaper than Coal.

As I recall our local left went gaga over the idea that Google was going to invest hundreds of million in alternative energy.  There was not word of Google had also pulled the plug on the PR team they put together to convince the skeptics that AGW was real. This is going to be much harder task with the Climategate II hitting the streets, or should I say the Interent.

Reality never lets up, it is relentless and all consuming. You cannot avoid reality.


About Russ Steele
Freelance writer and climate change blogger. Russ spent twenty years in the Air Force as a navigator specializing in electronics warfare and digital systems. After his service he was employed for sixteen years as concept developer for TRW, an aerospace and automotive company, and then was CEO of a non-profit Internet provider for 18 months. Russ's articles have appeared in Comstock's Business, Capitol Journal, Trailer Life, Monitoring Times, and Idaho Magazine.

3 Responses to Google Reality Check — Another Going Green Fail?

  1. gjrebane says:

    Russ, what is the current dollar level investment (private vs public) in California’s new ‘green energy’ development projects? And I’m not including all the people doing installation of solar panels, windmills, etc.

  2. Russell Steele says:


    I am not sure what the dollar value is, but will do some research. I read recently that in the last two years 146 green companies had left the state due to the regulatory environment. The number seem high, but I could not find any counter numbers.

  3. Bob Hobert says:

    Too bad. It would be poetic to see left-hugging Google waste their fortune on green nonsense.

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