Reva’s Low-Volume EV Scheme: Reva Electric Car Co., the Indian automaker developing an electric vehicle with General Motors (s GM), plans to set up four overseas automaking ventures that may be profitable building as few as 5,000-10,000 cars a year. — Edmunds Green Car Advisor
So Long Copenhagen, Hello Cochabamba: After international climate talks in Copenhagen failed to produce binding agreements last month, Bolivian President Evo Morales said Tuesday he’s inviting activists, scientists and government officials from around the world to an alternative climate conference in Cochabamba, Bolivia in April. — Associated Press via NYT
Whole Foods Chief on Climate Change: When Whole Foods CEO John Mackey told the New Yorker “that no scientific consensus exists’ about the causes of climate change, he thrust himself – and his chain – negatively into the spotlight among many ec0-minded shoppers.” Just 10 days earlier he stepped down as chairman of Whole Foods, prompting some critics to call his comments “loose talk.” — Environmental Leader
Incredible Shrinking Fleet: “The United States scrapped 14 million autos while buying only 10 million last year, shrinking the country’s car and light duty truck fleet to 246 million from a record high of 250 million, according to the report to be released on Wednesday by nonprofit group the Earth Policy Institute.” — Reuters
Energy on the Fast Track: Thirty–one proposed projects involving solar, wind and geothermal power, as well as transmission “have been put on the fast track for approval by the Bureau of Land Management, with the aim of getting them paid for with stimulus funding.” — NYT’s Green Inc.