Some ambitious green dreams fail and just fade away (Solyndra for example). Others fail but get a second chance. Better Place is lucky enough to be included in the second group. Less than two months after the company filed for bankruptcy, Israeli court approved the recommendation of the company’s liquidators to sell all of its operations and assets in Israel to a group of U.S. and Canadian businessmen backed up by the Association for the Promotion of the Electric Car in Israel.
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The Pacific Northwest ports of Seattle, Tacoma and Vancouver, BC want to reduce diesel particulate matter emissions by 75 percent per ton of cargo by 2015, rising to 80 percent by 2020.
By Paul Smith What comes to mind when I say sustainable computing? Solar powered web hosting? Energy efficient machines? These certainly play their part, but thinking more broadly, the way software runs the machines we use and the websites we visit mirrors what’s happening in the world at large. The difference between open source and proprietary … Continued
This morning General Motors (GM) released its 2012 Sustainability Report, which covers electrification, waste and energy efficiency.
The London Array is interesting in its own right, but the involvement of the UAE’s Masdar makes the project even more fascinating. Longtime readers know we’ve been covering Masdar for years, others may be scratching their heads and asking – why would a middle eastern energy company, overflowing with oil wealth, be investing in renewables?
Keystone XL pipeline advocates have been quick to use the Lac-Mégantic disaster to bolster their oil pipelines vs. railways safety argument, but they could be causing the oil industry more harm than good.
Venture capital investments totaled $189 million across 19 transactions in 2Q 2013, with third-party solar energy finance companies gathering the lion’s share, according to Mercom Capital’s latest report.
General Motors and Honda have decided to pool their considerable resources to bring a commercially viable fuel-cell vehicle to market by the end of this decade. Both companies have put considerable effort into this technology to date, amassing a total of over 1200 patents that were originally intended to exclude competitors from utilizing the innovations they cover. Now they have signed a “definitive master agreement” to co-develop technology related to fuel cells and hydrogen storage systems.
The politics of climate change are a lot like the politics of gun control, at least in the sense that President Obama meant when he asked in April 2013 how Congress could fail to deliver gun control legislation when 90% of the American public wants it.
In an odd sort of “budget-hawkery,” the U.S. House budget moves to scrap renewable energy programs while calling for a half trillion dollar colony on Mars.
The purpose of last week’s conference was to discuss global mega-trends affecting brands, consumers, and institutions. Influential thinkers from Steve Wozniak to Seth Godin were in attendance, as were plenty of folks from Ford who sought to learn and offer perspectives through the lens of their company. Refreshingly, nothing was off limits in terms of conversation. Ford identified 13 trends to think about for 2013 and chose 5 of them to talk about in in-depth panels during the conference.
Volkswagen’s Chattanooga Tenn. plant is the company’s flagship example that energy efficient plants are possible for the automotive leader – and that it can do even better in finding new ways to support the company’s “Think Blue” sustainable campaign.
Donald Trump claims his investments in Scotland golf courses and resorts will be ruined if an offshore wind farm launches off the shores of Aberdeen.