Google Proposes $4.4 Trillion Clean Energy Plan

Google's plan involves weaning the U.S. off of coal for producing its electricity and turning to wind, solar and geothermal power instead

Published: 03-Oct-2008

Tiring of its mission to "organize the world's information," Google has set itself a new objective: save the planet.

The search giant unveiled a US$4.4 trillion plan Wednesday to reduce the U.S.'s dependency on fossil fuels and embrace alternative energy. The proposal would yield a net saving of $1 trillion by 2030 and slash U.S. carbon dioxide emissions by 48 percent, according to Google, which said it had been busy "crunching the numbers."

The plan involves weaning the U.S. off of coal for producing its electricity and turning to wind, solar and geothermal power instead. It would also cut oil use in cars by 40 percent and use electricity for personal transportation. Google said its goal in announcing the plan, called Clean Energy 2030, was to stimulate debate.

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