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Google: Jolly green giant?

The search and advertising company is a force to be reckoned with across the Web. Now it's looking to do the same in alternative energy (along with many others, large and small).

The search and advertising company is a force to be reckoned with across the Web. Now it's looking to do the same in alternative energy (along with many others, large and small).

Google's energy push: Distraction, PR, or good business?

People are wondering why Google's getting into renewable energy. The answer is simple: it believes in innovation.
November 28, 2007

Google in energy: Imitator or innovator?

In Google's renewable-energy initiative, there are new ideas, and some reruns. Is the eSolar investment more of a VC deal than a way to push the frontiers of science?
November 28, 2007

MIT launches contest to fire up energy entrepreneurs

Need $200,000 or so to launch your clean-energy business? MIT, the Department of Energy, and a utility company are waiting to hear from you.
November 28, 2007

A Portuguese oil company plans to announce it is building a 6,500-barrel-a-day plant to make diesel fuel from vegetable oils using a method akin to refining oil.
The New York Times
November 28, 2007

Search giant earmarks hundreds of millions of dollars with the goal of generating a gigawatt of clean energy that's cheaper than coal.
November 27, 2007

HP invests big in solar and wind

Hewlett-Packard buys into solar power in San Diego, but Google still retains bragging rights for largest corporate solar installation.
November 27, 2007

A start-up in Texas says it can turn the carbon dioxide emitted by power plants into baking soda.

November 27, 2007

Venture to make algae fuel from coal plant emissions

Can carbon dioxide be used to make a fuel? Australian companies Linc Energy and Bio Clean Coal to grow algae for biomass or biodiesel.
November 26, 2007