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Google plans to run 30% of its headquarters' power on solar power, in a typically noble-but-annoying politically correct move.

Google's VP of real estate gave reporters smug quotes like "We wanted to dispel the myth that you can't be both green and profitable" and "We hope corporate America is paying attention. We want to see a lot of copycats."

It's cool and all to save this much energy — enough power, Google estimates, to power 1,000 homes — but beneath it all, it feels like Google is that neighbor who conspicuously sorts the glass recycleds from the paper and hands out toothbrushes on Halloween. At least we can count on the Google founders to keep pumping their Boeing 767 full of jet fuel.

Google says, 'Here comes the sun' [MSNBC]