The newest friendly competition between Apple and Google isn't about iPhone and Android, nor about Apple TV and Chromecast. It's about wind and solar.
Google today announced a plan to power 100 percent of the Googleplex, its home campus in Mountain View, CA, with wind energy. The tech giant will buy about half the juice that the Altamont Pass wind farm makes, enough to power the entire campus 50 miles away. As part of the deal, , wind farm owner NextEra Energy will upgrade many of the old turbines with new models that produce twice as much energy.
While Google's energy future is blowing in the wind, Apple's is basking in the sun. As we reported earlier today, the company pledged to power its entire Cupertino campus, plus many of its data centers and retails stores, with solar energy.