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Energy-Hungry Google Draws 260 Million Watts

by Alex A. Kecskes If you’re a utilities engineer (or aspire to be one), large, power hungry companies may employ you to work with power utilities to cut their electric bill. To accurately measure a company’s carbon footprint, you’ll need to evaluate the total energy impact of its products and services. Take Google, for example. The search engine giant recently released figures detailing exactly how much electricity the company’s vast data centers use--over 260 million watts.
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