Green news harvest: Wave power moves ahead
Carbon trading in U.S. begins, a hydrogen car reality check, range of solar technologies dominate this quarter's VC investments, Dell's LED screen make laptops greener, stolen solar panels a growing problem.
- RWE NPower tests carbon capture in the U.K.--SmartPlanet.com
Carbon storage next to coal plant plan moving ahead in the U.K. A report suggests this could be done at large scale by 2030.
- Hydrogen as automotive fuel--NYTimes.com
Another reality check on hydrogen transportation. Worth noting that during a Wednesday, the word "hydrogen" was never said.
- First U.S. carbon auction results to come out Monday--Reuters
The U.S dips its toes into carbon emissions trading with the Northeast RGGI regime.
- Pelamis starts Portugal wave-power farm--Cleantech Group
A Pelamis wave-power machine, if you recall, was part of patent.
- Top 10 green-tech venture fundings of 2008 (so far)--Greentech Media
Amazing--the deals are big numbers and almost all solar related, covering multiple technologies.
- Dell driving transition to energy-efficient LED displays--press release
Dell gets its green on, some more: these LEDs use less electricity and are more easily recycled.
- Solar panels are vanishing, only to reappear on the Internet--NYTimes.com
An installer looked at me funny last year when I asked about thievery. Now it seems this is a serious problem. Best solution appears to be cameras and alarms.
- OPT deploys PowerBuoy for first commercial wave power project with Iberdrola--press release
Spanish renewable energy heavyweight Iberdrola will install a wave power turbine able to pump over 1 megawatt into the Spanish grid.
A sampling of green-tech news with quick commentary.