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Green news harvest: Ethanol industry falls short

Corn ethanol companies are shutting down operations, while cellulosic ethanol from nonfood sources is still years away from commercial-scale production.

Martin LaMonica Former Staff writer, CNET News
Martin LaMonica is a senior writer covering green tech and cutting-edge technologies. He joined CNET in 2002 to cover enterprise IT and Web development and was previously executive editor of IT publication InfoWorld.
Martin LaMonica
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A sampling of green-tech news with quick commentary.

  • Hybrids Powered by Air - Technology Review
    Researchers look for a more efficient way to use stored compressed air to help power a (smaller) motor.
  • When Oil Rig Met Wind Turbine - Greentech Media
    To do offshore wind, talk to people who know a bit about offshore oil.
  • Does a Big Economy Need Big Power Plants? - The New York Times
    Guest post by energy maven Amory Lovins, who says that gigantic power plants no longer make sense and that distributed "micropower" is the way to grow.
  • Dell Announces Major Expansion of Free Computer Recycling Program - press release
    You can recycle your Dell PC at 1,000 locations in the U.S. now.