Free Trade and Climate Change: Making trade more free could lead to more carbon dioxide emissions as a result of increased economic activity, but more trade could also help to curb climate change by increasing the availability of clean technologies, according to a new report from the UN and WTO. — NYT’s Green Inc.
First Solar Touts Falling Costs: By 2014, First Solar expects to drive down module costs to 52-63 cents per watt by 2014, but the game might be over if it can’t keep up with low-cost Chinese solar makers. — WSJ’s Environmental Capital
Wooing Smart Fortwo Buyers: Smart Fortwo sales aren’t going as hoped in the U.S., and so Smart USA has decided to offer its first incentive as it it works on a new deal connected with the cash-for-clunkers program. — Autobloggreen
Nissan Brings Smart Driving to UK: Nissan has just launched its Intelligent Driver Project, a study that involves satellite navigation systems, mobile phones and advanced vehicle telematics, in the UK, the first time the automaker has tested the program outside of Japan. — Green Car Congress
Greener Tech Packaging?: “Although software arguably should not require any packaging, instead relying purely on Internet downloads, and plastic packaging could (and should) probably be avoided altogether,” Microsoft’s recent packaging reductions comes as part of a trend that could leave us all better off. — CNET’s Digital Home