Bring On the Renewables: A new study suggests California’s electric grid may be able to handle three times as much wind and solar energy than previously thought. — Wired Science
Picturing Federal Priorities: Andrew Revkin looks at trends in the government’s non-defense R&D spending since 1953 and asks, “Does that green ribbon look like an energy revolution?” Answer: No. — NYT’s Dot Earth
Tesla Signs Up for Pared-Down Detroit Auto Show: “The key word is efficiency in both cars and displays,” says Joe Serra, co-chair of the 2009 North American International Auto Show. Tesla Motors joined the lineup late yesterday. — Detroit Free Press
UPS Goes Low-Tech for the Holidays: United Parcel Service is using bicycles and muscle power to meet holiday demand. Every three bikes deployed on the West coast this season will save the company an estimated 17 gallons of fuel per day and about $38,000 dollars in avoided vehicle maintenance costs. — NYT’s Green Inc.
Solar Works + SolarWrights = Alteris Renewables: Solar and thermal energy installers Solar Works and SolarWrights integrated in October. Now the largest solar company in the Northeast has a new name. — Press Release