A sampling of green-tech news with quick commentary.
- U.N.: Financial chills are ill wind for climate--Associated Press
The Kyoto Protocol is structured around investing in projects that clean up pollution, often in developing countries. Without active financing, that could slow dramatically, says a U.N. negotiator.
- What to expect from cleantech in the downturn--VentureBeat
Further parsing the economic downturn from a start-up/VC perspective.
- Biofuels are here to stay: What to do about food supply?--Gas 2.0
The beginning of a difficult but important discussion on how to make more food for a growing population and to continue on the biofuels trajectory.
- Schwarzenegger: Solar and other clean-technologies are a bright spot in dark economy--San Jose Mercury News
California governor talks up clean, green technologies at the dedication of a 2-megawatt installation at Applied Materials.
- Ericsson attaches blades for wind power to base station--IDG News Service
Innovative way to integrate wind power.
- Renault, EDF go electric in France--Greentech Media
French industrial policy at work: a partnership between auto maker and electric utility to create a car-charging infrastructure in two years.
- McCain and Obama's energy proposals--Associated Press
Bullet-pointed list. For more, go .
- 2 endorsements of nuclear power, but sharp differences on details--New York Times
Delve into the details of both candidates' stance on nuclear power.
- Fuel cell start-up CTP runs out of gas--Mass High Tech
Not to read too much into one small company's failure, but it's a sign that: 1. the hydrogen economy is more talk than practice and 2. energy start-ups that don't hit their goals will run out of funding.