Saving the world seems to be awfully cool at the moment. Google could help the planet and appeal to the goths at the same time by switching to a black colour-scheme. This could save $75,000-worth of energy each year by reducing the power needed to display the page on your monitor by 15 watts. It would loom rubbish though, so I don't think Google care that much. Plus the goths are dicks.
EDIT: after Jenny's comment I read the entire thread below the story, and it seems to be a load of bollocks. So stay white and guilt free, google. White power!