Global Forest Watch to fight deforestation

Deforestation is a large driver of increasing greenhouse gases emissions and an important environmental issue as every minute of every day the equivalent of 50 football fields of trees are being cut down. But this could change soon. The World Resources Institute, Google, USAid, and UNEP, and many more institutions and companies have teamed up… Continue reading Global Forest Watch to fight deforestation

Google invests $3.2 billion in Nest Labs

This was the big news of the week in the cleantech sphere, Google has bought Nest Labs for a massive $3.2 billion (2.34 billion euros). Nest is famous for its smart thermostat, which I wrote about in November 2011. Google is thus investing massively in the smart connected home market. As Cleantechies remarks, the company… Continue reading Google invests $3.2 billion in Nest Labs

Soon the self-driving car

I think it is safe to write that everybody just hate traffic congestion which combines wastes of time, money and energy on top of being helpless. The dream of ultimate mobility offered by cars is often transformed in cities as an immobile nightmare. Given how Google has mapped the Earth and how computers have gain… Continue reading Soon the self-driving car

20,000 leagues under the sea with Google

I already noted how Google is preoccupied by the environment and how it is investing in renewables. This commitment becomes more concrete with the new Google Earth which enables to learn on oceans’ environmental issues. Among the partners of this project are the Cousteau Society and the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural… Continue reading 20,000 leagues under the sea with Google

Google invests in Enhanced Geothermal Systems

Google is really interested in renewable energy sources. After putting millions in solar and wind energies, they are this time investing in harvesting the ground’s energy. Focusing this time on a specific technology called Enhanced Geothermal Sytems – EGS for short – Google is putting 10.25 million USD (7 million euros) on the table. EGS… Continue reading Google invests in Enhanced Geothermal Systems

Google to invest massively in renewable energies

The world famous US company Google ,which is behind the most used search engine, plans in the very next years to invest hundreds of millions Dollars in renewable energy sources. The goal is to make solar, geothermal and wind energies price-competitive with electricity from coal-fired plants. A very ambitious idea as coal is much cheaper… Continue reading Google to invest massively in renewable energies