Google Green? Not Yet, But They Have a Cute Logo
Isn’t that just the cutest little logo? Did you think about how much power Google consumes to bring you 476,894 results when you search for “upside-down oblique claimenforbers?”
One of Google’s plants alone consumes as much power as a town of 200,000 people.
L to R: Googles first server, one of 19 data centers, typical server rack.
Here’s what Google wants when locating a data center:
- Large volumes of cheap electricity.
- Green energy. Focuses on renewable power sources.
- Proximity to rivers and lakes. They use a large amount of water for cooling purposes.
- Large areas of land. Allows for more privacy and security.
- The distance to other Google data centers (for fast connections between data centers).
- Tax incentives.
Just like any other big bidness. They want cheap, green, wet, private, clustered and tax free. They put on a nice front that they are “green.” But bidness is only going green if it benefits the shareholders. Make no mistake about that.
They have it down to a formula, imagine that! RE>C Renewable Energy Cheaper than Coal. Here’s a writer that isn’t all that convinced that Google isn’t doing evil.
When you have a mantra of “do no evil” peeps are watching really closely.
Have a nice Earth Day.
Ain’t that the way it always is? The biggest blowhards on the environment always have the biggest footprint.
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But you have to admit that IS a cute logo. (Just figured I’d be the one to say the girly thing.)
Hi, by the way. I have a kid with tonsillitis so haven’t been around except in little bits — and you’re hard to keep up with!
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@Gretchen: Sick kid. Imagine that! I’m beginning to recognize when a lull occurs from regulars, it usually means somebody is sick.
Just figures. Very sad and disappointing.
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