Toyota Gets Max Fine for Sticky Pedal Recall: “The government today levied the maximum fine against Toyota for its unintended acceleration recalls: $16.4 million….The fine is specifically for withholding information about sticky accelerator pedals from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) for four months.” — Consumer Reports
Q&A With Ray LaHood: Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood explains his reasons for proclaiming “that bicycling and walking should be given the same consideration as motorized transport in state and local transit projects,” as well as the impact the new policy “will have on transportation financing, and why bike paths are a good bang for the buck.” — NYT’s Green Inc.
Tidbits on Twin Creeks: Secretive and well-funded startup Twin Creeks Technologies “either has something interesting or it’s a last gasp of next-generation solar ideas.” — Greentech Media
Natural Gas Production Overestimated: “The U.S. Energy Information Administration is revamping the way it calculates domestic natural gas production after it overestimated output from key producer states Texas and Louisiana, an agency official said on Monday.” — Reuters
Rethinking Urban Farming: Startups including AeroFarms, Verdant Earth Technologies, Cityscape Farms are “thinking outside the agribusiness box by developing urban farms in a box. Literally.” — Grist