Archive for July, 2008

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UA’s solar car ready to race from Texas to Canada (Tucson Citizen)

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008

The University of Arizona’s solar car and team are ready for the challenge – the American Solar Challenge. Read More

Going green means big bucks for Austrians (Independent Online)

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008

New tax laws came into effect in Austria on July 1 aimed at encouraging people to buy more fuel-efficient cars and penalising drivers who buy thirsty vehicles. Read More

REGION: Permit sought for world’s largest solar farm (North County Times)

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008

Proponents of what would be the world’s largest solar farm told state regulators Monday they want to build thousands of mirrored dishes in the desert that would make electricity from sunshine and use it to cool and light homes and businesses in San Diego County. Read More

High-voltage incentive batteries (Rocky Mountain News)

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008

A host of Front Range companies that have been working for years to improve car batteries are intrigued with presidential candidate Sen. John McCain’s $300 million offer last month to any developer whose battery leapfrogs the abilities of hybrid and electric cars. Read More

Chevron chief, environmental lawyer discuss energy policy (CNN.com)

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008

With oil prices hitting a record high on Monday, the chairman and CEO of Chevron, David O’Reilly, and Robert F. Kennedy Jr., senior attorney for the National Resource Defense Counsel, appeared on CNN’s “Larry King Live” to discuss America’s energy future. Read More

Reva creator Maini sees power shift for automobiles (IANS via Yahoo! India News)

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008

New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) As the world rues high fuel prices, the man behind India’s first battery driven car Chetan Maini says electric cars will overtake their gasoline and diesel-powered counterparts over the next 15 years. Read More

Letters to the Editor: (Berkeley Daily Planet)

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008

Many Berkeley residents hate war, and are tree-lovers, but still fall into recycled passions for what seems ecological. Daily Planet readers, please remember: installing solar panels and manufacturing “green” cars and buildings can be less ecological than retaining structures. Read More

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