February 2012 Archives
First Solar Headaches Continue - 2012-02-29
First Solar continues to get pounded and Linn Energy buys BP natural gas assets for $1.2 billion.
UK Offshore Wind Development - 2012-02-29
Will the UK reach 50% wind energy by 2050?
Starbucks Sustainability - 2012-02-29
Shawn Lesser offers his top ten reasons Starbucks is a leader in sustainability.
Electric Car Jobs - 2012-02-29
Media deception on electric cars slows progress and continues complacency.
Republicans Support Wind Energy Subsidy - 2012-02-28
It's amazing how important alternative energy subsidies become to Republican lawmakers when their home states benefit.
Good News For Solar Stocks? - 2012-02-28
JA Solar (NASDAQ:JASO) updates and raises 2011 sales forecast.
UK Wind Energy Industry - 2012-02-28
Billions of wind energy investment dollars are now on hold in the UK.
China Buys U.S. Wind Energy - 2012-02-27
China aggressively moves into the U.S. wind business.
More Chevy Volt Lies - 2012-02-27
Looking forward to the day when we stop attacking technology that's actually good for our country.
What's A Good Price For Capstone Turbine Corporation? - 2012-02-27
Capstone Turbine (NASDAQ:CPST) pops in premarket.
Richard Branson Sustainability - 2012-02-27
Shawn Lesser reveals 10 reasons why Richard Branson is a leader in sustainability.
Coal Goes Solar - 2012-02-27
Solar growth in India is so robust, even coal companies are jumping on the bandwagon.
China Solar Expansion - 2012-02-24
Despite low prices and high supply, China is aggressively setting new targets for solar companies to boost production.
BMW Goes Electric - 2012-02-24
Here's an early look at BMW's take on the electric car
Offshore Wind Advances - 2012-02-24
New data shows that offshore wind development in Europe is stimulating economic growth.
Who Is Shorting Tesla? - 2012-02-24
Exide Technologies (NASDAQ:XIDE), Tesla Motors (NASDAQ:TSLA) and the new Model S.
Electric Car Goes 234 Miles On A Single Charge - 2012-02-23
Ever see an all-electric sports car drive 234 miles on a single charge?
Oklahoma Wind Power Jobs - 2012-02-23
Siemens monumental growth in the wind energy business is helping U.S. veterans find work.
Germany Solar Success Continues - 2012-02-23
As the solar industry flourishes in Germany, deeper cuts will be made to subsidies.
China Solar Company Bankruptcy - 2012-02-23
It's not just U.S. solar companies fighting to stay alive.
Germany Embraces Climate Change Fight - 2012-02-23
Today's alternative energy progress is a direct result of Germany's early push for sustainability.
Smith Electric Vehicles Invade China - 2012-02-22
Smith Electric Vehicles continues to gain momentum with a $75 million dollar deal in China.
Newt Gingrich Electric Car Lies - 2012-02-22
Once again, Newt Gingrich shows us that he is a stupid man's idea of what a smart man sounds like.
Early Nissan LEAF Test Drive - 2012-02-22
Even when early manufacturing was just getting underway, the Nissan LEAF was very impressive.
The World's Dirtiest Oil - 2012-02-22
As we rush to develop tar sands in Canada, we prepare to choke on our own progress.
Goldwind Chilean Wind Farm - 2012-02-21
Chalk up another win for Goldwind, which just picked up a $140 million wind farm deal.
Mitsubishi Electric Car Development - 2012-02-21
In just two years, Mitsubishi's electric car went from high-priced experiment to one of the most affordable electric cars on the road.
Japan Floating Wind Turbines - 2012-02-21
As Japan continues to back away from its previous nuclear power ambitions, a new wind power technology is moving in.
BASF High Performance Battery Opportunity - 2012-02-21
BASF is on a buying spree, scooping up every battery company it can get its hands on.
Africa Solar Opportunities - 2012-02-21
Pay-as-you-go solar power provides rural African households with clean, affordable energy.
Nike Sustainability Plan - 2012-02-21
Shawn Lesser reveals the top 10 reasons Nike is a leader in sustainability.
Tesla Roadster Crushes Porsche - 2012-02-20
This is what happens when you put a Tesla up against a Porsche.
Alternative Energy Investors Want Certainty - 2012-02-20
If a mandated floor for gasoline was set at $4.00 a gallon, would the market enable lower prices for transportation fuels?
Scotland Wind Power - 2012-02-20
In an effort to send clean wind power from France to the UK, a new interconnector cable is being built to connect to the two countries.
UK Could Lead in Marine Energy - 2012-02-20
Energy and Climate Committee urges UK government not to fall behind on marine energy.
America's First Offshore Wind Farm on Cusp of Completion - 2012-02-20
Cape Wind Project continues to build momentum. New deals underway.
France Wind Power Cheaper Than Nuclear - 2012-02-17
A new report shows that wind power in France is cheaper than relying on nuclear.
Overfishing Economic Impact - 2012-02-17
Overfishing delivers both environmental and economic damage.
China Wind Energy Dominates - 2012-02-17
China continues to dominate the wind energy industry. But there are nine other countries rapidly developing their wind resources.
Republican Supports Sustainability - 2012-02-17
The media may not be reporting on this, but there are some Republicans that actually want to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
The Tesla Advantage - 2012-02-17
Check out some early footage of the Tesla Roadster in this video.
General Motors Sustainability - 2012-02-16
Shawn Lesser reveals the top 10 sustainability highlights of General Motors.
Wind Energy Industry Jobs - 2012-02-16
It's amazing that while unemployment remains insanely high, Congress is considering measures that would effectively put 37,000 Americans out of work!
Air Pollution Regulations Fall Short - 2012-02-16
A study linking low levels of air pollution to elevated stroke risk suggests it may be time for the EPA to reevaluate its safety standards.
Fossil Fuel Subsidies Continue - 2012-02-16
Just a friendly reminder that so-called cheap fossil fuels are only "cheap" because they are heavily subsidized.
Electric Car Tax Credit - 2012-02-15
Electric vehicle tax credits could climb to $10,000. But will it help spur sales?
Tesla Reports Q4 - 2012-02-15
In less than a week, Tesla racked up $40 million in orders for its new Model X. But how will Q4 numbers look?
Organic Certification Goes Global - 2012-02-15
The European Union and United States have reached an agreement to facilitate international organic approval.
Solar Power Storage Solutions - 2012-02-15
It is entirely possible that energy storage companies could benefit the most from solar reaching grid parity.
Shit Wall Street Says - 2012-02-15
Green Chips Stocks take a crack at what's overheard on Wall Street...
Coal Can't Win - 2012-02-15
Over a 20-year period, a wind turbine will return more than 30 times more energy to society than it consumed during the manufacturing, operation and recycling process.
Monsanto Guilty Of Poisoning French Farmer - 2012-02-14
France kicks Monsanto to the curb. Decides the health of its citizens is more important than the health of Monsanto's bottom line.
Smith Electric Vehicles IPO Update - 2012-02-14
Smith Electric Vehicles chugs along nicely, now with an extra $40 million in its pocket.
Chinese Solar Panel Sanctions - 2012-02-14
With or without import sanctions, Chinese solar momentum can't be stopped.
Solar Thermal Advantages - 2012-02-13
Are solar thermal power plants gaining traction?
Nissan Sustainability Plan - 2012-02-13
Shawn Lesser discusses why Nissan Motors is a leader in Cleantech.
Chesapeake's Wastewater Treatment - 2012-02-13
Fracking is NOT going away. But some companies are looking to find an environmentally-friendlier way to do it.
3M Sustainability - 2012-02-10
Shawn Lesser discusses the top ten sustainability highlights of 3M.
Tesla Motors Model X - 2012-02-10
Tesla Motors has just unveiled its latest electric offering - an electric SUV called the Model X.
German Solar Superior To French Nuclear - 2012-02-10
German solar offers 4 nuclear power plants worth of power to energy-strapped France.
Investors Demand Disclosure - 2012-02-10
A new wave of oil and gas company shareholders is demanding disclosure on environmental risks
FedEx Electric Delivery Vans - 2012-02-09
FedEx has partnered with Nissan to develop commercial electric vehicles for fleets.
Prius C Fuel Economy - 2012-02-09
Think hybrids are too expensive? Not anymore. How's $19,000 for a 53 mpg Prius sound?
Keystone Pipeline Questions - 2012-02-08
Is TransCanada misleading the American public by claiming that the Keystone Pipeline will be built with American steel?
Panasonic Solar Panels - 2012-02-08
Panasonic is the next solar manufacturer to close its doors in the U.S.
US Nuclear Boondoggle - 2012-02-08
Lawmakers continue to demand more nuclear, yet the US still has no place to store the spent waste.
Cornell University Sustainability - 2012-02-07
Shawn Lesser explains why Cornell University is a leader in sustainability.
Honda Solar Panels - 2012-02-07
Why has Honda decided to power its dealerships with solar?
Chinese Wind Turbine Manufacturers - 2012-02-07
China quickly took the lead in solar manufacturing. Now it looks like wind turbines could be next.
Energy Policy Responsibilities - 2012-02-06
Does the energy debate boil down to a philosophical viewpoint?
Japanese Solar Meltdown - 2012-02-06
Chinese solar companies continue to dominate while crushing competition from all across the globe.
Columbia University Sustainability - 2012-02-03
Shawn Lesser shares the top ten sustainability initiatives of Columbia University.
Tesla Motors Model S - 2012-02-02
Tesla Motors' Model S could end up being the absolute best sedan in the marketplace this year. And it's electric!
Mainstream Media Bias - 2012-02-02
How much longer will it be until the mainstream media stops bashing something they don't fully understand?
American University Sustainability - 2012-02-01
Shawn Lesser discusses the top ten sustainability initiatives of American University.
Big Oil Electric Vehicle Projections - 2012-02-01
I don't hate the oil companies. In fact, I find them quite entertaining. Especially when they offer their data on electric vehicle integration.
Russia Electric Cars - 2012-02-01
A new fund is rolling out thousands of electric car charging stations in Russia.