Big global conglomerates are generally taken as evil empires by the masses, who feel that they will grow into even bigger Godzillas in the years to come. However, Google have done something which suggests they are not just into expanding exponentially, but are also concerned about environmental issues.
Over the past year, the search engine giant apparently made 15 investments, amounting to over $1 billion, in wind and solar power companies.
Google has realized it can't keep on satisfying its growing need for energy through our Earth's limited supply, and in order to keep the reserves from drying out, it has ventured into finding alternative sources for clean energy.
The revelation was made by Google's director of energy and sustainability, Rick Needham, who said: "We've invested over a billion dollars in 15 projects that have the capacity to produce two gigawatts of power around the world, mostly in the U.S., but that's the equivalent of Hoover's Dam worth of power generation."
It makes Google one of the front runners in this race to end reliance on conventional energies, and while others are expected to make their moves too, it is clear that Sergey Brin and Larry Page's company are far more concerned than their peers.