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.