Categories: Green Technology

Panasonic To Pay At Least $4.5 Billion For Sanyo Stake

Posted by: Kenji Hall on November 04

Panasonic said today that it's finally moving ahead with its acquisition of Sanyo Electric. Sanyo is the largest global supplier of rechargeable batteries for laptops, cameras, mobile phones and other...

CES: Another Green Label for the Tech Sector?

Posted by: Kenji Hall on January 09

Greenpeace and other environmental groups have been one of the driving forces behind the tech makers’ drive to make their gizmos eco-friendly. On Jan. 8 Greenpeace released a 27-page report,...

Nissan's Ideas for Electric Cars: Think Holistically

Posted by: Kenji Hall on December 12

The world’s biggest car makers are racing to add non-polluting electric vehicles to their fleets. But few have a solution to one thorny issue that has long plagued electric...

Are Japanese carmakers mulling carbon fiber cars?

Posted by: Ian Rowley on July 24

One of the benefits of soaring commodity prices is that alternative technologies, often superior but more costly, edge closer to becoming viable. But surely reports that coming out of Japan...

Hong Kong pays dearly for Pollution

Posted by: Frederik Balfour on June 13

You don’t have to look any further than your window when searching for evidence of Hong Kong’s foul air. But for those of us clamoring for improvements to air quality...

Japan Post's Electric Dreams

Posted by: Kenji Hall on June 01

With oil prices going through the roof, it’s not a bad time for Japan Post to be trying to wean itself off gas-powered cars. Japan’s recently privatized postal delivery system...

Vietnamese headgear is de rigeur

Posted by: Frederik Balfour on December 17

Hats off to the Vietnamese government [pardon the inverted pun] for passing a nationwide law that requires all motorcyclists to don helmets as of December 15. Half-hearted attempts have been...

Militant's Manual to a Smaller Carbon Footprint

Posted by: Frederik Balfour on December 04

I decided to make my own modest contribution to the Bali Forum on Climate Change by staying home in Hong Kong instead of flying 4.5 hours to cover the story...

Bioplastics-Hungry Vermin?

Posted by: Kenji Hall on July 10

The other day, a reader commented on a story I wrote about bioplastics (BusinessWeek.com "NEC Pushes Plastic Made From Crops", 5/5/2007). He writes: The one thing your BusinessWeek article...

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