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Google CEO Sundar Pichai used a trip to Finland to tell world+dog that the ad giant would be ploughing billions of Euros into European data centres. The figure includes a €600m increase in spending at Google's Hamina data centre in the small town on the Finnish coast next year, bringing total spending to €2bn since 2009. The …

  1. LeahroyNake Silver badge

    Ha ha ha ha

    We all know the real reason Google is investing in renewable energy and it isn't because it cares one iota about the environment. It's just cheaper for them in the long run.

    Amazon will start paying meaningful amounts of tax.

    Just like I'm going to grow wings, have faith in politicians and emigrate to Mars.

    1. ratfox Silver badge
      Happy

      Re: Ha ha ha ha

      We all know the real reason Google is investing in renewable energy and it isn't because it cares one iota about the environment. It's just cheaper for them in the long run.

      I didn't know that renewable was cheaper than nuclear energy these days; but if it is, well then that's good news!

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    So Google is investing in EU data centres?

    Does that mean that Menwith Hill will now be decommissioned?

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    ENnironmentally friendly?

    You can hardly claim to be green when you're heating up the surrounding water!

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Already carbon neutral

    Google DCs are already carbon neutral.

    1. cynic56

      Re: Already carbon neutral

      Twaddle (narrowly avoided an expletive). Don't believe anyone's carbon-neutral claims, especially a company earning 130 billion dollars a year - all of which is totally dependent on electricity consumption.

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