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Google Changing To Renewable Energy

Google Changing To Renewable Energy

Google Going Off The Power Grid:

Google announced in 2016 that in 2017 Google will be able to power all of it global centers and their corporate offices using 100% renewable energy. Google uses the same amount of energy as the city of San Francisco uses. With all of the offices, data centers and all their production companies around the country and world this is a large undertaking by Google to turn towards renewable energy and not rely on fossil fuels.

In the last several years Google started to look at signing long-term agreements to purchase renewable energy from solar and wind turbine farm suppliers. A lot of effort took place by top level executives behind the scenes to make these large purchases of carbon-free renewable energy purchase
agreements with twenty plus renewable energy projects. Technology companies similar
to Google use a lot of power to make their systems work and with electricity cost continue to rise electricity is one of the largest expense for these technology firms.
The Technology Giant
This technology giant is already the world’s largest corporate purchaser of renewable energy. Technology firms are one of the
biggest users of fossil fuels even more so than the aviation industry. Other tech companies like Apple and Microsoft have announced that they are looking into plans to power their data centers with forms or renewable energy. Apple has even entered into partnership with First Solar to invest 850 million in a solar plant. More and more corporations are looking into renewable power as their sources of energy. In the next several months we should be hearing updates about how the change is taking place for corporations like Google and Apple to switch from traditional electricity from the power
grid to renewable energy in an effort to reduce the carbon environmental footprint.
Posted by Tom in Off The Grid
Living Off The Grid Does Not Mean Being A Purist

Living Off The Grid Does Not Mean Being A Purist

LIVING OFF THE GRID: There are always people with an opinion on everything and of course their opinion is the only one that matters and the only one that is correct. When you search on the internet or talk to people about homesteading or living off the grid you will find a vast variety of information and people’s opinion about this subject.

One of the more controversial subject that people are very passionate about when it comes to living off the grid or any sort of homesteading is where and how you should live. To live off the grid does not mean that you have to become a recluse or stop enjoying modern day life or give up the enjoyment of a high tech society. To separate yourself from society and move to the wilderness and live off the land this is fine for those that want to be a purist and remove themselves and their family from all aspects of society.

 

Here we are not going to be going down the road of being a hermit or purist, we will be looking at ways to be more self-sufficient and use more of what God has given us in nature to live on.

 OFF GRID PERSPECTIVE

As the world is changing around us every-day and with these changes we need to have an open mind to these new and exciting things.

 

Just in my neighborhood alone in central Florida I have seen ten homes install solar panels in the last three months. Changes are taking place and we can use these changes to help us be more self-sufficient, make life easier and separate us from depending on being connected to the grid. This does not mean that we have to give up being connected to the internet, have a cell phone, use GPS for navigation, or use other new sources of high technology that will be coming out. We can still enjoy all these luxuries and still be off the grid and that is what we will be exploring in future post.

Posted by Tom in Off The Grid