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Tech titans graded in green energy friendliness

Apple and Facebook won near-perfect grades in a new rating of tech giants’ clean energy friendliness, while Twitter and Amazon failed on almost every measure.  More »

3 month update for my “One Year Challenge”

It’s hard to believe that we’re already nearly 25% done with 2014; pretty soon they’ll have the Christmas decorations out…kidding (but probably not…)! As they say, time flies when you’re busy or having fun, and I’ve been both:  very involved at work, and having fun pursuing my “One Year Challenge”. For those of you who […]  More »

Android Wear an important step for wearable technology in the oil & gas industry

A few weeks back I wrote a piece on how smart watches could play just as important a role as Google Glass in bringing wearable technology to the oil & gas fields. Unfortunately, adoption of these smart watches has so far been slow, due to limited functionality and a fragmented set of platforms on which […]  More »

Huge thermal plant opens as solar industry grows (photos)

A windy stretch of the Mojave Desert once roamed by tortoises and coyotes has been transformed by hundreds of thousands of mirrors into the largest solar power plant of its type in the world, a milestone for a growing industry.  More »

The beginning of my adventure with Google Glass for oil & gas

In order to show just how great the potential for Glass is, Google is actively looking for storytellers or “Explorers” (like this fireman) to show how they can apply this technology to their areas of technical expertise. Today I am incredibly excited that I was invited to be a part of the Explorer program.  More »

Google adds to big energy spending with new solar projects

Google is investing another $80 million in renewable energy, likely pushing its total spending on green power close to $1.5 billion.  More »

Microsoft to use Texas wind power to fuel data centers

Microsoft has signed a 20-year power purchase agreement to buy Texas wind energy from RES Americas, as it joins Intel and Google in the technology race for carbon neutrality.  More »

Texas purchase marks Google’s biggest energy deal yet

In its largest energy-industry deal so far, the Internet behemoth is buying the output of a future North Texas wind farm that will be about half the size of its current renewable power production.  More »

Google becoming big energy player

Through more than $1 billion in investments and through large contracts for renewable power, Google has become the most significant player in the energy business outside of actual energy companies and financial institutions.  More »

Google makes big bet on ‘kite power’

Google has made yet another energy investment, acquiring a startup that makes kite-like airborne wind turbines. Check out photos and videos of the “kite power” technology.  More »

Google grants $2.6M to influence energy policy

Expanding its footprint in the energy world, Google announced it will grant $2.65 million to influence policy changes that “will lead to more intelligent energy use.” Google has invested more than $1 billion in companies and projects that promote “a clean energy future.”  More »

Google sinks $200 million into Texas wind farm

Google has invested $200 million in a West Texas wind farm, which will become a part of the company’s $1 billion renewable energy portfolio, the Internet search giant said Wednesday.  More »
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