Google seeks new role as electricity middleman 

From the U.S. Department of Energy: The wholesale electricity marketplace may have an influential new middleman if Google gets approval next month to buy and sell energy. The Internet giant’s subsidiary, Google Energy LLC, filed for approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in late December. According to the Washington Post, Google is seeking ways to lower costs for its energy-intensive data centers. What this means for wholesale energy prices remains to be seen. Read more

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