- A sampling of green-tech news with quick commentary.
- New round of layoffs hits Imperium--Seattle Post Intelligencer
What a difference a year makes, indeed. Once a clean-tech high flier, now a struggling biodiesel maker.
- First Solar posts blockbuster 2Q--Greentech Media
Dubbed the "Google of solar," First Solar continues to be on a tear, buoyed by strong demand in Europe and it's new Malaysian plant.
- Bill renewing clean energy credits fails vote--Reuters
It aint over till it's over, as they say. The Senate could try yet again to renew a very important tax credit for renewable energy industry for eight years.
- Household waste to power cars--Reuters
Video about a U.K. company that's making ethanol from agricultural and household wastes. The U.K. reporter touches on the potential air pollution problems from ethanol, a topic rarely covered in the U.S.
- GE and Grupo Corporativo Landon to invest $350 million in leading European solar company--press release
Because of policies and a good sun resource, Spain is a powerhouse in solar.
- T. Boone Pickens' 'clean' secret--Los Angeles Times
In this editorial, a clean-tech consultant takes Pickens to task for backing a proposal that would favor creation of natural gas filling stations, a business--along with wind--that Pickens is investing in.
- EEStor announces certification of additional key production milestones and enhancement of chemical purity--press release
Backed by Kleiner Perkins, this firm has made claims of a breakthrough in energy storage. Only problem with the press release is that few people can understand it.
- (Gov.) Patrick signs biofuels measure --The Boston Globe
Massachusetts becomes the second state after California to adopt a low-carbon fuel standard.