I may be off in the weeds again, but:
Input #1 – Google is willing to pick up the slack on new/alternative/renewable energy sources.
Google.org, plans to develop an ultra-fuel-efficient plug-in hybrid car engine that runs on ethanol, electricity and gasoline.
Input #2 – there’s about to be some new slack in the geothermal and hydropower energy worlds
Together, high-tech hydropower and geothermal resources could contribute at least enough power to replace more than 100 medium-size coal-fired power plants with emissions-free electricity – about the number now on the drawing board.
Now, certainly, there are plenty of other ways Google.org may decide to go, but Water and Power (mmmm Tank Girl) are clearly long-term wins – for those that can get there first, especially.