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Uncle Sam vs. Venture Capital Want to get funding from the federal government? Keep in mind that its objectives are different from those of venture capitalists, and explaining how your project meets political goals is just as important as highlighting technological advances and financial security. — […]

Uncle Sam vs. Venture Capital Want to get funding from the federal government? Keep in mind that its objectives are different from those of venture capitalists, and explaining how your project meets political goals is just as important as highlighting technological advances and financial security. — NYT’s Green Inc.

Say What? Chevy Volt “Under Budget”: GM global product chief John Lauckner says the planned plug-in hybrid Chevy Volt, which GM expects to be a money-loser for at least the first generation of the model, is somehow “under-budget.” — GM-Volt via Truth About Cars

Greenwash Run Amok: As law makers mull new rules for green marketing, a new study of 4,000 consumer products sold in supermarkets finds 98 percent of consumer products featuring “green” labels make false or misleading claims. — Mother Jones’ Blue Marble

Fife Seeks Funds for Secret Battery Material: Scotland-based Fife Batteries wants to license its new, low-cost lithium-ion batteries starting in 2013, but it needs to close a £5 million round of funding to finalize the design, and a subsequent £20 million investment to build a pilot cell manufacturing and battery assembly plant. — Cleantech Group

Cap and Trade Number Crunching: The Congressional Budget Office estimates the net annual economy-wide cost of proposed climate legislation will be $22 billion in 2020, and the nation’s lowest-income households will gain financially under the proposal. — WSJ’s Environmental Capital

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  1. kent beuchert Monday, June 22, 2009

    “Green ” labelling a fraud. How about claims that electric cars are “zero emission” vehicles. That’s one giant fraud that every green website mindlessly pushes on the public.

  2. kent beuchert Monday, June 22, 2009

    The problem with cap and trade is that it can’t reduce any carbon emissions. Look at what Europe has experienced and explain why anyone would be dumb enough to think it would work here.

  3. kent beuchert Monday, June 22, 2009

    If the Volt is under budget, then I’d say the original budget wasn’t realistic. Why do people think under/over budget means anything? They think if a project comes in over budget then its not worth it.
    Don’t work that way. People are dumb, as a rule, as evidenced by the articles on this website.

  4. Web Site Design Kent Friday, July 3, 2009

    The only manufacturers to make a workable viable hybrid car are Toyota or Honda. The Americans cant make cars and when they do they lose money. Thats why GM is state owned – its bankrupt. Leave it to the experts, The Japenese and import them. The US doesnt like to think its second rate in anything but when it comes to cars it sadly doesnt measure up.

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