Toyota Feels the Heat from Honda on Hybrids: Toyota may cut the price of its Prius down to $19,250 in Japan to match Honda’s new Insight Hybrid. — Bloomberg
Feds Figure Out Permitting for Ocean Energy Projects: Two federal agencies have finally ended a turf war over authority to regulate offshore energy sources. The Interior will now handle permits for offshore wind projects in federal waters and FERC will oversee wave, tidal and ocean current projects. — Washington Post
Wall-E in Real Life: Somerville, Mass. plans to install 50 high tech trash cans by BigBelly Solar that will notify haulers when they’re full via text messages to a central database, helping managers maximize collection efficiency. — NYT’s Green Inc.
Suntech Joins Bidders for China Solar Project: Solar cell and panel maker Suntech Power Holdings has submitted one of 50 bids for a 10 MW solar power station planned for China’s Gansu province. — Cleantech Group
Bridging the Science-Policy Gap: Scientists have the knowledge, politicians and social institutions hold the power — and channels between them are rudimentary. Some analysts are calling for a fundamental shift in emphasis within the scientific community to ensure that emissions are cut and civilization adapts to its impacts. — Scientific American