I was excited to read this L.A. Times piece, which seemed to hold out the prospect of evidence that Google is moving into smart-grid technology. Instead of evidence, though, there was wild and utterly unmotivated speculation.

I do enjoy speculating about what Google will do next though. It’s so nice to have a company with this kind of cultural cachet involved in energy. Makes energy cool.

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My vote for the next two Google investment areas: smart grid tech and energy storage. (I’ve asked Google folks about energy storage several times and they’re always quite vague.)

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