Google (NASDAQ:GOOGL) dominated the headlines earlier this week with news that it planned to acquire Nest Labs for $3.2 billion. Most of the media focused on the "Internet of Things" implication of this deal, overlooking how it fits perfectly into Google's energy puzzle.

The tech company has really set itself apart in recent years with its commitment to energy efficiency and renewable energy, including its ongoing work with the massive utility Duke Energy (NYSE:DUK). In this video, contributor Aimee Duffy talks to Tyler Crowe about why investors should consider the energy implications of this deal, and what it means for Google's future.

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