Global environmental challenges
Google Green Energy Czar geeks out on solar thermal
Google Green Energy Czar (real title) Bill Weihl sat down with Reuters to talk about Renewable Energy Less Than Coal – the company’s plan to make affordable clean energy. Google started off trying to green up its own computer operations and then launched this save-the-world effort, which includes some investment in renewable energy startups and the work by a Google team.
Weihl describes that work in the video below, saying that the chances of successfully creating clean energy at less than coal prices – or about 3 cents per kilowatt — had risen from long shot to roughly even odds in about three years’ time.
This is an overview of Google efforts (that’s me asking questions):
And here is Weihl giving a bit more detail of solar thermal work for you wonks (like me):
Video by Peter Henderson/Reuters