Read the full story in the Sustainable Industries Journal.
Veteran corporate execs and venture capitalists are psyched about Ã¢â‚¬Å“cleantech.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Read the full story in the Washington Post.
The World Cup, a movie by former U.S. Vice President Al Gore and the World Bank are all doing their bit to fight global warming by using the burgeoning but barely regulated business of “carbon neutrality.”
An excellent tip sheet on the economics of nuclear power from the Society of Environmental Journalists.
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Wall Street gathers this week at the largest U.S. finance forum dedicated to reviewing investment in the growing renewable energy sector. Last year, investors put more than $48 billion worldwide into clean energy companies and projects such as wind farms and ethanol plants. This year, that figure is expected to rise to approximately $60 billion, according to research firm New Energy Finance.
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While many are excited about producing ethanol some in the Midwest are worried about the strain on the water supply. It takes about 300 million gallons of water for processing the product and cooling equipment to make 100 million gallons of ethanol each year.
Note that the focus of the article is Champaign-Urbana and the Mahomet Aquifer.
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If you’ve been trying to get your company’s shipping department to switch from virgin plastic to recycled cardboard, green-biz guru Joel Makower has one word for you: stop. Well, at least stop long enough to consider the other big environmental factors in play when it comes to packaging — things like weight and fuel usage and energy impact. Making the best green choice involves more than thinking about those three little arrows on the bottom of the box.
Read the full story at CBSNews.com (via Hugg).
“With the market for corn-based ethanol booming, lawmakers from sugar-producing U.S. states are hoping that beet and cane growers can soon jump onto the renewable fuel bandwagon. They cite the model of Brazil, which produces ethanol made from sugar cane. But critics, pointing out that sugar is much cheaper in Brazil than in the United States, question whether the economics of sugar-based ethanol would work in America. The U.S. Department of Agriculture is expected to issue a long-awaited study around July 1 on the viability of converting sugar into ethanol.”
Read the full story in GizMag (via Hugg).
“US-based Dynacraft has introduced the Dekra-D Drive bike which has an internal drive shaft which offers less maintenance, greater safety and a cleaner solution than a conventional chain-driven bike.” Via Digg.
Read the full story in Environmental Science and Technology.
Tiny particles soak up pollutants.