- Here's a sampling of green-tech news with quick commentary:
- Solar Power Company Ausra Launches First Solar Thermal Plant in California in Nearly 20 Years - Press release
Certainly a milestone for Ausra and the solar thermal industry, with many more projects planned.
- Energy versus Water: Solving Both Crises Together - Scientific American
A theme we're certain to hear more about: the close linkage between water and energy.
- Algae Biofuels Challenge - Carbon Trust
One way to fire up scientists and entrepreneurs: a multimillion-dollar competition - via Biofuels Digest
- Investors Talk Biofuels Winners, Latecomers to the Party, and $100 Billion Dollar Companies at Algae Biomass Summit - Xconomy
Report from algae fuel conference where the people talk about the "grand goal" of replacing oil, though don't expect it tomorrow.
- Solyndra Signs Sales Contract With GeckoLogic for Approximately $250 Million - Press release
With $1.2 billion in orders, it looks like this young solar company with a is onto something.
- Duke halves its $100 million plan for solar panels - Charlotte Observer
In case you thought that a utility investing in solar panels was simple.
- The Matrix Overloaded: Clean Energy Will Depend on a New, 'Smart' Grid - WSJ.com
Why and how the grid needs to be updated, not just with faster transmission lines but also to be capable of handling intermittent renewable energy.
- Blade breaks off wind tower near Wyanet - Peoria, IL - PJStar.com
A cracked blade breaks off a wind turbine, only a few weeks before it was due to be replaced.
- Port Authority to Let Commuters Buy Emissions Credits - NYTimes.com
Even New York's Port Authority is getting in on sustainability.