The Daily Sprout


Wanna buy a hybrid vehicle? Join the club: Hybrid car models are “flying out of showrooms” due to the surge in gas prices. The Prius, Highlander hybrid and Camry hybrid models are all but impossible to get in many locales — The Globe and Mail.

Monitor Green Power, Earn Money: Just like in the dotcom days, you can get money for practically nothing. A company called Clear Skies Solar says it will soon sell a renewable-energy monitoring system, Xtrax, that is almost free and delivers a monthly check — Greentech Media.

BrightSource Opens Israeli Solar Park: Solar thermal company BrightSource dedicated a Solar Energy Development Center in Israel’s Negev’s Rotem Industrial Park, where the company can conduct R&D — release.

Ford Testing Plug-In Hybrids With Johnson-Saft Batteries: A bit of news from earlier in the week, Ford is building a test fleet of Ford Escape plug-in hybrids, which will be powered by lithium-ion batteries from Johnson Controls-Saft. Neat — release.

IBM’s Data Center-In-A-Box: IBM is allocating a bangin billion to Project Big Green and making modular data centers. Our IBM Project Big Green coverage hereEcoGeek.

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