The Daily Sprout

Toyota Debuts 1/X Plug-In Concept: Toyota brought out their plug-in hybrid 1/X (pronounced “one-Xth”) for the first time in North America at the Chicago Auto Show. The automaker says the car will have a 600 mile range on a tiny four gallon tank – Green Car Congress.

Offshore Wind on the Great Lakes? Ontario’s Ministry of Natural Resources has lifted a deferral on applications to produce offshore wind power in the province’s waters after studying offshore wind with the U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory – Renewable Energy Access.

The Economics of Corn Ethanol: Our friends over at The Oil Drum put their petro-chemical number crunching skills to the balance sheets of corn ethanol and come up with an interesting and succinct post – The Oil Drum.

$7 Trillion in Cleantech Investment Coming Soon: A new report from Cambridge Energy Research Associates estimates that global climate change response can spur $7 trillion in cleantech investment by 2030. The end of the world never looked so good – SmartPower Blog.

Fuzzy, Flexible Solar Cells: Researchers at McMaster University are working with light-absorbing nanowires to make thin, flexible solar cells that the researchers say could be cheaper than today’s PV technology – MIT Technology Review.

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