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WIND ENERGY: Google Buys Stake In Wind Farm

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Google made an announcement Thursday that it is investing $75 million in an Iowa wind farm.

The company says it is part of an effort to encourage development of clean energy sources.

The deal gives Google a stake in the Rippey wind farm in Greene County, which was developed by RPM Access. The plant is expected to produce enough energy for 15,000 Iowa homes.

The high electricity demand of Google’s massive data centers is one of the reason the company backs energy projects that cause less pollution than traditional power plants.

Google’s investments in renewable energy now exceed $990 million.

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