It is very appropriate that climate change issues are under consideration across the world. The crucial aspect is how can private and social entrepreneurship evolve low cost, high benefit activities which can make a difference even in a small area. For instance, Google was in the news about its servers heating a closed environment and requires airconditioning which consumes precious energy. Suppose, Google installs its servers in Colder regions, can the heat generated be transferred to heating of buildings or more? Can it provide heating to poorer families and thus save burning of heating oil?Can Google create a programme which makes planting of plants and trees meaningful? The current rate of use and consumption of timber outpaces replacement. Trees absorb carbon dioxide and the true reason why we are having the current phenomena is not enough trees are planted back. Planting of trees can be planned vigorously in poorer countries to enable rapid absorption of carbon dioxide. Any more practical solutions we can get on board, quickly?
I'm happy to hear that Google is taking energy efficiency seriously. Google has a lot of power in the business world and most companies tend to follow in its footsteps. This can only be good for energy independence and climate change. However, Google needs to be the most innovative and push the envelope where it hasn't been before if there is to be any sort of real change. Like the car companies who set the bar so low for fuel economy, the companies that follow don't have to may much attention to it. If Google is serious, so will be everyone else. Good luck Google.www.realenergywriters.com
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