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Guardian Lists Europe’s Cleantech 100: While we’ve mapped the top 101 cleantech startups in the U.S., to see who’s who in European cleantech check out the Guardian’s interactive list – Guardian.
E-Waste Laws Too Lax, Feds Tell Congress: The Government Accountability Office reported to Congress that the EPA’s e-waste laws are limited and not well enforced. Big surprise since EPA head Stephen Johnson has said e-waste is a “low priority” – CNet.
ZAP Electric Car Sales On the Up and Up: ZAP, maker of one of the only readily available electric cars, says that sales of its vehicles were up to $737,000 in August, an 88 percent increase over last year. This compares to a 15.5 drop in sales for the conventional auto industry over the same period – ZAP.
12-Year-Old Wins $25K for 3-D Solar Cell Design: William Yuan, a 12-year-old from Portland, Ore., has designed a photovoltaic cell that absorbs visible and UV light which could allow it to soak up 500 times more light than conventional cells – Wired.
Video: Google’s Schmidt Interviews GE’s Immelt: In case you missed our coverage of Google and GE’s partnership to tackle energy policy and technology, the entire chat between Google CEO Eric Schmidt and GE CEO Jeffrey Immelt is now available. Check out the video embedded below for hot CEO-on-CEO action – Google.org Blog.