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Top 10 Green Business Watch Posts in 2012

Out of the hundreds of posts published on Green Business Watch during 2012 we have chosen 10. From tax incentives to movies about fracking, from rivers catching fire to recycling plastics, our top 10 covers our most popular green business topics. Continue reading

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The Impact Of EV Solar Charging Stations [infographic]

Solar charging stations will be central to the success or failure of electric vehicles. This infographic does a great job of laying out the benefits of solar charging stations and their impact on EVs, emissions and our health. Continue reading

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Interest in Electric Vehicles Down Since 2010

Pike Research has published a report on information gathered during Fall, 2012. They tell us that fundamental interest in PEVs declined among survey participants between 2010 and 2012. Although 35% is still pretty high. Continue reading

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Gas Prices and Incentives Boost EV Sales in California

The NY Times reports from California where gasoline prices have been hitting the $5 per gallon mark. This has been affecting sales and interest in hybrids and electric vehicles. Dealers agree that gas prices are an important part of the story but also point to manufacturer incentives. Continue reading

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New Report Questions Green Credentials of EVs

A new report on the green credentials of electric vehicles finds EVs to have significantly heavier environmental impact in production in both global warming potential (GWP) and toxicity than conventional vehicles while having a major GWP advantage over the working life of the vehicle. Continue reading

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EV and Hybrid Combined, Meet the hyMod

Romanian team, Dan Scarlat, Marian Cilibeanu and Cristian Ionescu has designed a new concept in electric and hybrid vehicles. The SCIhyMod proposes a modular solution allowing the car to be a pure EV for shorter urban travel and to convert to a hybrid using an internal combustion module. Continue reading

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Tough Times for Electric Vehicle Sales

Toyota’s plans to sell thousands of electric only vehicles have been reduced to hundreds this year with executives admitting to have misread the market. Confidence in the hybrid market is still high. Continue reading

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Tesla Rolls Out Super Fast EV Chargers

Tesla has started to roll out a network of fast chargers in the US which may allow their model S owners travel long distances for free. Meanwhile ‘Nemesis’ breaks the UK electric car, land speed record. Continue reading

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Green Business Roundup – April 5th 2012

As businesses count the cost of weird weather, scientists continue to try to make sense of it all. Japan changes the rules in favor of geothermal energy and a 2 year tuna fishing ban is partially lifted. High gasoline prices are proving a silver lining for sales of electric cars. Continue reading

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Green Business Roundup – January 16th 2012

IBM Working on EV Battery With 500 Mile Range Nicholas Brown reports on Cleantechnica that IBM have invented a new battery. The Lithium-air battery technology can create more energy from less mass. It’s lighter basically. These batteries could potentially give … Continue reading

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Green Business Roundup – January 12th 2012

North America’s largest wind farm fast tracked in Wyoming. EPA creates interactive map of large greenhouse emitters. German airline Lufthansa to fly trans-atlantic on Biofuel. These stories and more in today’s Green Business Roundup. Continue reading

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Smart City, Green City

Many of the discussions at the recent Smart City Expo in Barcelona centered upon the need for local, environmentally conscious solutions to be incorporated into the planning of the cities of the future. Yokohama, Nice and the Barcelona based group, Agbar, won awards for their environmental projects. Continue reading

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