Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Clean Energy Quick Clicks

India is setting aside 40 percent of "wasteland" in its northern region to grow jatropha. Jatropha is an oil-seed crop that can be converted to biodiesel, grows on marginal land, and humans don't eat it. About 66,000 acres of land will be converted to produce this fuel. via Gas 2.0
  • Nevada is hosting the National Clean Energy summit with lots of big names from government and business. Texas oilman T. Boone Pickens presented his Pickens Plan for 20 percent wind power and increased natural gas and biofuels use, former President Clinton presented a 10-point plan for energy that included carbon sequestration and plug-in cars, and business leaders told policy leaders that, despite investing heavily in clean energy, the cost of it will have to come down much further in order for it to securely enter the mainstream. via the Associated Press
  • Wind developer and turbine maker Vestas is expanding its presence in Colorado...a good sign for wind power in the broader, struggling economy. This brings Vestas' number of Colorado factories to four. via the Casper Star Tribune

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