A sampling of green-tech news with quick commentary.Marine Current Turbines--press releaseA tidal power device, the SeaGen from Marine Current Turbines, delivers electricity into U.K.'s grid. (Via Earth2Tech) Biogas flows through Germany's grid big time--Renewable Energy WorldBiogas could supply 20 percent of Germany's energy and displace all its natural gas consumption, says proponent. Fuel from food waste: Bacteria provide power--Science DailyOn the waste and bacteria beat, U.K. researchers try to produce hydrogen. Climate change puts U.S. way of life at risk--ReutersThe EPA issues warning on health impacts from climate change. … Read more
Here's a sampling of green-tech news with quick commentary:Undersea Volcanic Rocks Offer Vast Repository For Greenhouse Gas, Says Study - Science Daily"Carbon burial" at a large scale--150 years worth--could happen in undersea volcanic rock, researchers say. British company launches floating wind turbines off Italy - The GuardianThere are a number of floating wind turbines being developed, but Blue H says its test will be launched later this year.
Shell and Iogen announce extended alliance to accelerate a next generation biofuelShell does appear to be serious about developing alternate sources of fuels. It ups … Read more
A sampling of green-tech news and quick commentary.Chrysler plans electric vehicles, could be ready in 3-5 years - Detroit Free PressThe answer to the Chevy Volt: Chrysler is developing hybrid technology, called ENVI, for extended-range hybrid vehicles. Does Car-Mounted Solar Make Sense? -Technology Review Short answer: no. A roof just doesn't have enough space to hold panels to fully charge a car's battery. But it would make you the greenest guy/gal on the block.
Solar Startup GreenVolts to Raise Sizable Funding This Year - Earth2TechTo build solar power plants, you need lots of money (… Read more
GM readies Volt unveiling to shift focus from crisis - ReutersA "showroom-ready" Volt by September? This shows how the Volt is more important to altering GM's image as an SUV vendor than any revenue it gets from the car. Europeans Reconsider Biofuel Goal - NYTimes.comThis would be a serious damper to the biofuels industry if the proposal to scale back targets goes through. Laugh at High Gas Prices With a 282-MPG VW | Autopia from Wired.comNow that's a sleek-looking concept car! SequesCO combines CO2 sequestration with biofuel production - VentureBeat… Read more
Here are some news tidbits from today that were too small to fill out entire posts. We've grouped together three that are worth your time.
FriendFeed puts out an iPhone app. Social aggregator FriendFeed has launched an iPhone-friendly version of its news feed (http://friendfeed.com/i). Previously users had to use a service like FFtoGo to get the stream of news reformatted to match the resolution on the popular handheld device. The new look incorporates image sharing, using a bit of a work-around with Mail2FF, a service that posts e-mailed photos and messages to your activity stream or … Read more
A sampling of green-tech news with quick commentary.Oil Shock: Analyst Predicts $7 Gas, "Mass Exodus" of U.S. Cars - Environmental Capital - The Wall Street Journal In two years, oil will be priced at $200 a barrel, translating into about $7 per gallon, pushing 10 million U.S. drivers off the road, mostly low-income people. Freedom Prize Foundation and U.S. Department of Energy Announce Awards to Lessen America's Oil Dependence - Press release… Read more