I know some would argue that America cant compete in solar and wind, but i would suggest that there is still some hope.


Oregon wind turbinesGoogle is helping to create economies of scale for clean energy.Photo: T.J.Another day, another $100 million invested in clean energy.

Google has been on a green tech investment roll of late. Last week, the search giant put $168 million into BrightSource Energy's 370-megawatt solar thermal power plant, currently the world's largest solar project, which is under construction in the Southern California desert. And on Monday, Google announced it would invest $100 million in the 845-megawatt Shepherds Flat Wind Farm in Oregon. Shepherds Flat, being built near Arlington, Ore., will be the world's largest turbine farm when completed, if it hasn't been overtaken by another project by then.