I blogged about Google’s investment into 7,000 mega watts of offshore wind farms, off of the eastern coast of the United States, back during the fall of 2010:
“Google is making several calculated and risky bets on the future of technology. From computer-driven vehicles in California that do not require any driver interaction, to multi-billion dollar wind farms off of the Eastern Seaboard of the U.S. Specifically, Google is targeting the Atlantic seaboard from Virginia to New England. There, Google is installing an undersea cable to transport, as of yet un-built energy from wind farms, off of the coast. Many believe that Google’s continued push with large investments in wind energy will jump-start the off-shore wind market and position Google to hold a near monopoly on off-shore wind during the first few years of the initial boom .
Because of the new nature of offshore wind, the legislative procedure has not been formulated for this type of alternative energy. This has caused an 8-year lag between the time the Cape Cod offshore wind project was put-forth and the time it will actually begin construction (now). I believe that given Google’s cash flows and sheer size and history for innovation, their push might be what the off-shore wind movement needs to spur quicker turnaround. Furthermore, Google cannot wait 8 years for a return on its investment and I believe Google will avidly push for off-shore wind. Companies like Google have realised that diverse investments and markets make them more viable over the longer term and provide for more profit options. Hopefully, other companies will begin to think outside of the box and help make America the global alternative energy leader!” 
In my 2010 blog post I predicted that given Google’s investment in the offshore wind energy sector their “push might be what the off-shore wind movement needs to spur quicker turnaround” . On December 20th, 2011 Reuters reported that the U.S. government will decide in the next few months whether or not to approve Google’s offshore win project while also pledging “that the project would not face the bureaucratic delays that plagued previous offshore renewable energy projects”  . Furthermore, Google’s investment into the off-shore wind market is continuing with a push into the European market . All signs point to success with Google’s bet in offshore wind. The Obama administration’s push towards jump-starting American-made renewable energy has cleared the regulatory roadblocks for Google and Google’s continued investment into the offshore wind market has spurred additional investment by other companies . It appears that it is finally time to being the renewable energy revolution.