Green news harvest: Fuel-cell gadget charger, liquor-powered iPod
Shai Agassi's Project Better Place sees the future in electric cars; shareholder resolutions related to climate change grow; Masdar opens solar plant in Germany; Coskata goes through the ringer; John McCain casts doubt on clean tech.
Martin LaMonicaFormer 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.
Coskata due diligence--R-Squared Energy Blog Blogger Robert Rapier gives a hot ethanol start-up a rigorous screening and leaves with some questions. The key on all these cellulosic ethanol companies will be getting costs down at a commercial scale--and the numbers aren't yet in.
Back to whale oil--Gristmill Climate crusader Joseph Romm digs up YouTube videos of presidential candidate John McCain's town meetings where he says that renewable energy can't be counted on for a significant portion of America's needs and that truly clean technologies "don't work."