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New Buyers Give Better Place One Last Chance

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.

PNW Ports Set Ambitious Clean Air Goals

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.

How is Sustainable Computing Like Gardening?

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

Interview: CEO Masdar on the Largest Offshore Wind Farm Ever Built

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?

The Issue is Trust, Not Pipelines vs. Railways

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.

Solar VC Investments Surge 50% Higher in 2Q 2013

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.

GM and Honda Join Forces on Fuel Cell Vehicles

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.

Politics of Climate Change: A Well-Oiled Machine

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.