Carbon is building up in atmosphere faster than predicted - Washingtonpost.comData shows that emissions growth is at the high end of IPCC scenarios. Cleantech urged to embrace "policy wonks" - Business GreenUnlike IT, clean tech industry growth will largely be shaped by policy. Vinod Khosla: Venture capital will survive Wall Street woes - Beet.TVBefore his Technology Review EmTech speech, Khosla says the financial crisis may cause a pause in investment but over the long term, he is optimistic. At Clinton powwow, McCain, Obama echo each other on energy - Environmental Capital - WSJ.com… Read more
A sampling of green-tech news with quick commentary.RWE NPower tests carbon capture in the U.K.--SmartPlanet.comCarbon storage next to coal plant plan moving ahead in the U.K. A report suggests this could be done at large scale by 2030. Hydrogen as automotive fuel--NYTimes.comAnother reality check on hydrogen transportation. Worth noting that during a panel at EmTech on green transportation Wednesday, the word "hydrogen" was never said. First U.S. carbon auction results to come out Monday--ReutersThe U.S dips its toes into carbon emissions trading with the Northeast RGGI regime. … Read more
Here's a sampling of green-tech news, with quick commentary.
With all eyes on Volt's debut, GM turns 100 - Detroit Free PressOn the business importance of the plug-in hybrid Volt to General Motors. Financial slump to hit late-stage clean-tech firms - BusinessGreenThe so-called Valley of Death--the stage in which start-ups try to scale to commercial production--may get longer for clean-tech companies. Clean-tech insiders weigh Wall Street turmoil - Cleantech GroupAt an industry conference, investors say Wall Street's woes could impact clean-tech firms, despite positive long-term trends. Obama and McCain: No climate doubt - The New York Times… Read more
A sampling of green-tech news with quick commentary.
To win the presidential race, it takes energy--USAToday.comA breakdown of the presidential candidates' positions on energy. Are cars powered by electricity and hydrogen really better for the planet than biofuels?--International Herald TribuneAs Europe looks to scale back biofuels targets, the biofuels industry fights back saying that hydrogen and electricity are flawed, too. What's needed is a holistic view of the options and a lot of data.
Video: Toyota and EDF on the plug-in Prius--SmartPlanet.comToyota says plug-in hybrid can go up to 60 mph on electric … Read more
Surpassing expectations: State of the U.S. wind power market --Renewable Energy AccessA data download from the Department of Engery on the booming wind industry. Solar panels becoming target for thieves--CBS5.comHot commodities: a school in Pleasanton, Calif., has its solar panels stolen. Hydrogen cars boosted by EU backing and home fuel station--SmartPlanet.comA U.K. company says it has come up with a more cost-effective way to make hydrogen from water using a refrigerator-size appliance. India's Tata to launch electric car in Norway in 1 year--ReutersA … Read more
Solazyme adds $45 million - Private Equity HubAlgae-grower Solazyme is taking a different path to algae production than most to make renewable diesel, specialty chemicals, and food oils. Google ups investment into wind start-up Makani - Cleantech GroupMakani Power makes kites designed to make electricity from high-altitude wind. Sunrise Solar introduces solar sunroof - press releaseFrom the company that does solar car parks is a solar sunroof for a car.
Solar plane makes record flight - BBC NewsA solar-power plane goes for three days using stored … Read more