Google Cloud unveils carbon footprint tracker, satellite imagery suite
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By Paresh Dave
(Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s Google will tell its cloud customers the carbon emissions of their cloud usage and open satellite imagery to them for the first time for environmental analysis, as part of a push to help companies track and cut carbon budgets.
The new features were among announcements Google Cloud made Tuesday to kick off its annual customer conference, which is being held virtually this year due to the pandemic.
The leading Western cloud vendors Google, Microsoft Corp and Amazon.com Inc have been competing on sustainability offerings for years. They aim to serve companies that are under pressure from stakeholders to rethink operations in light of climate change.
Google’s new carbon footprint reporting tool, similar to one Microsoft already provides, shows the emissions associated with the …