Archives: August 2008

Why New York City's third try with tidal power is good news for the U.S.

Posted by: Adam Aston on August 24

Good news. Verdant Power is set to restart its groundbreaking renewable energy project in New York's East River. The news suggests that this and other cities are emerging as centers...

A Concrete Cure for Global Warming?

Posted by: Adam Aston on August 19

To halt climate change, we need to start capturing the millions of tons of CO2 pouring out of the world's electricity plants. So far, most of the focus has been...

Green Goods: Leaf Blowers, Who Knew

Posted by: Heather Green on August 18

Continuing my fascination with the oddities in green goods out there, a new program in LA caught my eye. The South Coast Air Quality Management District on Aug. 26 through...

Will economic blues derail green goals?

Posted by: Adam Aston on August 18

There's an interesting story over at planterark.com speculating on the prospects for the next round of UN climate talks. Though the story is focussed on the international debate on climate...

Despite Economy, Shoppers Willing to Spend For Green Stuff

Posted by: Heather Green on August 06

Steve Baker, my buddy on the Blogspotting blog, pointed out a Harris poll that finds that even in a weak economy, people are willing to spend more for green stuff....

Nissan gas pedal pushes back to boost milege by up to 10%

Posted by: Adam Aston on August 06

In a move that has already sent some gearheads into a foaming rage, Nissan has unveiled a bit of smart engineering that will help encourage smarter, more fuel efficient...

The race to build the biggest wind farm

Posted by: Adam Aston on August 05

UK-based New Energy Finance released a note today summarizing some news in the wind market that really blew my mind. In fairly short order, the US has become home to...

BusinessWeek's green blockbuster

Posted by: Adam Aston on August 05

It warms my heart to see green stories breaking out all over BusinessWeek. So after a week at the Jersey Shore -- wondering why on earth there wasn't a...

Green Goods: Refillable Cartridges

Posted by: Heather Green on August 05

It's back to school and time to think about all that ink kids are going to be using, printing out "What I Did This Summer" stories. Here's a smart idea...

Climate video contest

Posted by: Adam Aston on August 04

Brighter Planet and 1Sky are sponsoring a video contest to help shape the upcoming election cycle. The Climate Matters Video Context has already attracted some funny, sharp homemade videos. Besides...

Cleantech V.C. investments hit record in 2nd quarter

Posted by: Adam Aston on August 04

This just in from Pritchard Capital Partners: venture capital commitments in cleantech hit a new record in the second quarter. Welcome news, if not surprising, given tight credit markets and...

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