Google: from a search engine to a power provider

Given its influence, any news from Google shouldn’t really be a surprise. But this week the company caused some raised eyebrows with its latest deal: a 20 year tie up to buy wind power. OK, it’s not going to use it to wind power in its data centres, but it is going to be an energy provider, selling capacity back to the grid.

Perhaps the smartest part of the deal? It’s locked in the price for 20 years.

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