CleanTech OC Daily - 1/10/13

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Google tosses $200M at ‘Spinning Spur Wind Project’ to bring its green power to 2 gigawatts
Google has made a major investment in Spinning Spur Wind Project, a West Texas wind farm outside of Amarillo. The 161 megawatt facility brings the total amount of renewable energy that Google has invested in to 2 gigawatts.

Governor Andrew Cuomo is pushing his state to lead the cleantech “footrace” and has announced a $1 billion Green Bank to leverage public dollars with private-sector matching funds to stimulate the cleantech economy in New York. Additionally, Cuomo has named Richard Kauffman as the state’s first cabinet-level energy czar. Kauffman, whom you saw speak at the 2012 CleanTech OC conference, was most recently a senior advisor to the U.S. Department of Energy’s secretary, Steven Chu.

Sustainability is at the forefront of CES this year and Samsung is racking up awards establishing them as the company to watch. The company is the first to achieve Gold Level UL Environment certification for TVs and winning 2013 Eco-Design Awards for four other devices.

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