Posted on 26 April 2011 by Sustainability Digest
China leads the world with over 100 million riding e-scooters, e-bikes, and light-electric vehicles. By December 2015, China plans to have 500,000 electric vehicles that can travel slow streets to fast highways. Those EV will be supported with 220,000 charge points and 2,351 battery swap stations in the nation’s latest plans. China’s 12th Five Year [...]
Posted on 08 April 2010 by Sustainability Digest
BMW City Electric. Image credit:RedFerret.net, via BMW.
A few weeks ago I speculated that passage of a Cap & Trade bill would cause existing US manufacturers to relocate not to China but to states with greener power. BMW it turns out has decided not to wait for the Cap & Trade rush. They are planning a $100 million manufacturing facility in Washington State. Read the full story on TreeHugger
Posted on 15 March 2010 by Sustainability Digest
Image from doh.sd.gov
This is not a yolk. It’s something many of us may have thought about: how do we know that the eggs we are buying really are organic or free range? The answer is: we don’t.
Last week a man was jailed for selling more than 100 million eggs that were su…Read the full story on TreeHugger
Posted on 03 December 2009 by Sustainability Digest
Photo: Better Place
Minimum of $40k in Tax Breaks
It looks like Denmark is going to be an testing ground and incubator for electric cars and the related technologies and policies. And they’re not going half-way: $40,000 minimum tax breaks, free parking in downtown Copenhagen, and a $100 million partnership between Dong Energy, the country’s biggest power company, and Better Place to install charging stations and Read the full story on TreeHugger
Posted on 02 November 2009 by Sustainability Digest
Back in 2005, Warren wrote about Kiva, and making history on a one-to-one basis. Kiva was a brand new idea, an easier, more human-centered way for struggling business owners to get the helping hand they need. Now, four years later, Kiva has hit a record – $100 million in microloans. …Read the full story on TreeHugger