The dissonance of GM's green messaging hit me again with Toyota's announcement that it is now formally testing PHEVs in the US, at UC Irvine and UC Berkeley. While Toyota has said it had been developing PHEVs for some while, the news moves its efforts into the daylight. Toyota's go-quietly strategy is consistent its recent habits. As the company gets closer to eclipsing GM as the world's No 1 vehicle maker, Toyota has become increasingly subdued in playing up its growth and technology plans.
I'm just back from a trip to Switzerland, where among other things, I met with Professor Dr. Martin Grosjean, executive director of the country's NCCR Climate Management Centre. Grosjean told...
A visually riveting mix of video and stills, Manufactured Landscapes unfolds with the beauty of Koyaanisqatsi and packs all the environmental punch of An Inconvenient Truth. Check it out on a big screen if you can. More here:
BusinessWeek correspondents John Carey and Mark Scott, cover the green scene, keeping on top of the business aspects of energy, the environment and climate change, as well as the technologies, policies, markets and people that are shaping how the earth's resources will be used in the century ahead.