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April 08, 2016

Google Funds to Expand Nonprofit Pushing Renewable Energy

Google announced Thursday that it is investing in sustainability nonprofit the Center for Resource Solutions to help it launch operations in Asia, TechCrunch reports. The San Francisco-based center runs one of North America's largest renewable-energy certification programs and recently announced plans to do similar work in other parts of the world.

The nonprofit's first Asian program will be in Taiwan, one of two countries on the continent where Google has a data center. The Silicon Valley giant has pledged to be fully powered by renewable energy within a decade, a goal certifications in Asian countries will make easier to achieve, TechCrunch writes. The amount of its investment in the center was not disclosed.