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5 More Cleantech Consumer Products

5 more new cleantech consumer product stories: 1. Volvo recently released a series of videos on Volvo’s new C30 Electric, which is now on the roads of Europe. The first video, “A Milestone in the Automotive Industry,” is above, and the next 9 are on the C30 Electric’s: “Battery System,” “Electrical Architecture and … [continued]

Cleantech Policy News (16 Stories)

Today, I’m going to do a few round-ups to catch you all up on what I think were important stories in the cleantech arena. This first one is on cleantech policy. 1. Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR), Susan Collins (R-ME) and Senate Energy Chairman Jeff Bingaman (D-NM) have introduced the Storage Technology for Renewable and Green Energy … [continued]

Solar Press Release War

I don’t know how many of you are following the SolarWorld petition alleging that China is dumping solar panels in the U.S., and the push-back against it by a coalition of solar companies, Coalition for Affordable Solar Energy (CASE). To me, this is all a big waste of time and … [continued]

2% of Global GDP Invested in 10 Sectors — Result: A ‘Green Global Economy’

Directing “just 2 percent of global GDP into 10 key sectors would kick-start” the global transition to a more sustainable, ‘Green Economy,’ according to a UN Environmental Program report. All the elements to enact a transition to a “low-carbon, resource-efficient and socially inclusive global economic model” are here now, and businesses and governments are already promoting and fostering greater investments in 10 key sectors UNEP has singled out: agriculture, energy, buildings, water, forestry, fisheries, manufacturing, waste, tourism and transport.

Revenge of The Electric Car: Interview with Director Chris Paine

Environmental filmmaker Chris Paine has documented much of the modern history of electric vehicles in America. Five years ago, his film “Who Killed the Electric Car” accused U.S. automakers of killing EV development in the 1990’s by declaring them unprofitable and stifling battery development.

But now EVs are showing up on roads across the country, and Paine is out with a new movie declaring them back from the dead. Anchor Thalia Assuras interviewed Paine at his home to hear about “Revenge of the Electric Car” and the future of EVs in America.