Carbon Market Now Worth $48B: The world market in greenhouse gases grew to $48.26 billion in the first half of 2008, an increase of 41 percent over the same period last year, according to an International Emissions Trading Association estimate presented at this week’s UN climate conference in Poznan, Poland. — AFP
ZPower Silver-Zinc Batteries to Appear in Laptops Next Year: Rechargeable battery developer ZPower says a leading laptop manufacturer plans to launch the first computer designed to accept silver-zinc batteries in mid-2009. — NYT’s Green Inc.
Truck Sales Most Resilient for GM, Ford: Ford has been heavily advertising its trucks while touting plans for a more fuel-efficient fleet to Congress. What gives? Trucks still sell. — WSJ’s Environmental Capital
Seven Injured in Suntech Accident: Solar-cell maker Suntech Power Holdings (s STP) announced yesterday that seven employees were injured at its Wuxi, China plant last Friday after a piece of equipment used for laminating modules malfunctioned. — Press Release
ACAL Energy Raises $4.9M: Fuel cell company ACAL Energy has closed a $4.9 million fundraising round led by by CT Investment Partners. The funds will help the company continue its development of fuel cell systems with low-cost liquid catalysts. — Green Car Congress