- A sampling of green-tech news with quick commentary.
- Home Depot offers recycling for compact fluorescent bulbs--The New York Times
To address mercury in CFLs. Note quote from EPA official saying that avoided mercury from less power generation exceeds the amount in bulbs.
- Difficult start at solar boat race in Netherlands--The Associated Press:
With Netherlands not being the sunniest place on the planet and all.
- Peak carbon--Environmental Leader
Sun Microsystems' chief sustainability officer Dave Douglas predicts carbon will start dropping based on different market drivers.
- Green products gain from new price equation--The Wall Street Journal
High price of fossil fuels makes eco-products more cost competitive.
- Rising corn prices threaten to shutter ethanol producers, output--MarketWatch
Here comes the ethanol shake-out. Ethanol plants are at risk of shutting down from rising corn prices, following biodiesel plants.
- Japan looks to solar subsidies to boost industry--Reuters
After phasing out subsidies three years ago, Japan looks to bring them back to bolster solar industry.
- Resetting Earth's thermostat--The Los Angeles Times
Conservative think-tank calls for research, specifically using sulfur particles in the atmosphere. Via WSJ Environmental Capitalism blog.
- Getting wrapped up in solar textiles--Science Daily
Researcher imagines how solar textiles from organic photovoltaics can be used to generate electricity from curtains and other home items.