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The Daily Sprout

Schwarzenegger Executive Order to Boost Clean Power: California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed an executive order today calling for an increase in the state’s Renewable Energy Standard to 33 percent renewable power by 2020; up from 20 percent in 2010 — release.

Greenhouse Gas Reductions Are Slow Going in Industrialized Nations: You probably knew as much, but the UN says that GHG emissions only dropped 0.1 percent during 2006 in industrialized nations. Even worse in the greater developed world a large amount of GHG reductions came from the collapse of the economies of Russia and Eastern European countries post Soviet Union — Bloomberg.

Wesley Clark Says Help Detroit But Demand Electric Car Innovation: “We should insist that Detroit’s goals include putting America in first place in hybrid and electric automotive technology, reducing the emissions of the country’s transportation fleet, and strengthening our competitiveness abroad.” — NYT.

Wondering About the Auto Bailout? Look Back at IT: John Addison in the Cleantech Blog says back in the 1970’s “makers of mainframe computers were in trouble, including IBM. If the government had done a massive bailout and protected their businesses, the United States would not have transitioned into the global giant of information technology. Lacking a bailout, IBM reinvented themselves into a global leader in IT services — Cleantech Blog.

Wind Hit By Credit Crunch: According to New Energy Finance the wind industry is getting hit by the global recession but will offer medium and long term growth — Forbes.

Dell Shooting for Energy Star 5.0: Dell says a few of its computing products already meet the Energy Star 5.0 requirements — a step up from the current Energy 4.0. — Infoworld’s Sustainable IT.

3 Responses to “The Daily Sprout”

  1. We need to get on about the business of becoming energy independent and using alternative sources of fuel. The high cost of gas this past year seriously damaged our economy and society. While we are doing the happy dance around the lower prices at the pumps OPEC is planning further production cuts to drive prices back up. We have the knowledge, we have the technology, what America lacks is a plan. Jeff Wilson has a new book out that is beyond awesome. The Manhattan Project of 2009 Energy Independence NOW. He walks you through every aspect of oil, what it is used for besides gas, our depletion of it. The worlds increased need ie 3rd world countries becoming more modernized and consuming more. He explains EVERY alternative energy source and what role they can play to replace oil. His research is backed up with hard data and even includes a time frame and proposed legislative agendas to wean America off oil. http://www.themanhattanprojectof2009.com