- A sampling of green-tech news with quick commentary.
- EPA Coal Decision Levels Playing Field for Wind, Solar - Wired.com
A good parsing of the EPA coal ruling's impact on clean tech. My sense is that we should expect more legal wranglings over EPA oversight over greenhouse gas emissions. More here.
- Renewable energy may end up scarred, but stronger - International Herald Tribune
Another pulse-check on the renewable energy industry, again showing concerns in short term and optimism over long term.
- UK coal agrees to windfarm venture - The Independent
Venture seeks to construct wind farms at coal mines.
- Google exec Dan W. Reicher considered for energy secretary - NYTimes.com
Wouldn't be surprising--Reicher is heading Google.org's energy push and is a former energy department official.
- At Exxon, Making the Case for Oil - NYTimes.com
The print headline for this profile of mighty Exxon was "Green is for sissies." The clean-tech angle: they could be players in carbon capture and storage.
- Thomas Friedman | The Daily Show | Comedy Central
Thomas Friedman talking up his book, "Hot, Flat, and Crowded," in which he argues that the U.S. needs to invest heavily in clean-energy technology to be competitive economically.
- Animation: RecycleBank Single Stream Recyling
If you ever wondered how high-tech recycling worked.
- CMEA Ventures to Raise $400M Fund - Red Herring
This mirrors something Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers has already done: create a fund for late-stage rounds to commercialize start-up technology.