Last year, Google announced its Third Decade of Climate Action and amongst several commitments, shared a goal to help 1 billion people make new sustainable choices through its core products by 2022. On October 6th, the company launched a suite of new consumer products and tools focused on sustainability to help meet that goal. 

Google Search

  • Greener Flights – When travellers search for flights on Google they’ll now see the associated CO2 emissions for every flight directly in the search results (Global, Oct 6)
  • Greener Hotels – Now, when you search for hotels on Google, you can see when a hotel has made meaningful commitments to sustainability (Global, Oct 6)
  • Electric Vehicles – Google is making it easy for people to shop for eco-friendly vehicles, compare models and understand the benefits of purchasing electric cars (US only, Fall 2021)
  • Climate change information – When people look for information about climate change, they will find a dedicated results page which provides in depth information about the topic from authoritative sources like the United Nations (EN, FR, SP, Fall 2021)
  • Shopping – In the US, when you search for energy-intensive appliances, like furnaces or water heaters, you’ll see new suggestions that will help narrow your search to more cost-effective and sustainable options (US Oct 6, EU 2022)
  • Google Finance – Google is making it easier for people to see the environmental impact of their investments on Google Finance so that they can make more informed decisions about where they invest their money.  (Global, already live)

Google MapsGoogle Maps

Eco-friendly Routing – Now, in addition to showing the fastest route, Google Maps will also display the one that’s the most fuel-efficient if it doesn’t happen to also be the fastest (US Oct 6, EU 2022)

Nest Renew

Nest is announcing a service for your compatible Nest thermostat that makes it easy to support a clean energy future, right from home. Through a new feature called Energy Shift, Nest Renew works with your Nest thermostat to help you automatically shift your heating and cooling electricity usage to times when your grid is cleaner or less expensive, without sacrificing comfort. (US only, Fall 2021)

Customers that sign up for Nest Renew Premium can unlock Clean Energy Match, which will match your estimated carbon-based electricity use at home with renewable energy credits from U.S. solar and wind plants. (US only, Fall 2021)