Google on Wednesday introduced a free sustainability service called Nest Renew. Designed to shift energy usage from third-gen Nest Learning Thermostat, the Nest Thermostat E and the , Nest Renew partners with clean energy plants and automatically adjusts your usage to times of the day when solar, wind and other renewable energy options are more readily available. If you have a time-of-use utility bill (one that charges for peak and off-peak hours), Nest Renew will also automatically use more energy when it’s less expensive.to cleaner alternatives, Nest Renew starts at your HVAC system. Compatible with the
Google has been talking about sustainability for a while now; the tech giant says it’s been carbon-free (i.e. to emit no carbon at all) by 2030.. More recently, the company announced plans to develop to reduce dependence on carbon emissions. Google is also aiming to be
In addition to the basic Nest Renew service available for free, Google is also offering an optional premium tier. For $10 per month, you can subscribe to Nest Renew Premium to participate in a service called Clean Energy Match. According to Google, Clean Energy Match will estimate your carbon emissions usage from electricity and offset it for you by investing in renewable energy credits (also called renewable energy certificates) from the Bethel Wind project, with more projects to follow.
Existing services from companies like Arcadia already offer similar services to Nest Renew Premium. You can also to offset usage. Both the basic and premium Nest Renew tiers will be available by invitation only at launch in the US before becoming more widely available.