Green tech finds (12/4/09)
Something a little different this time around: I’ve been in Helsinki, Finland this week checking out cleantech developments with a group of other bloggers ( and many thanks to FinnFacts for bringing us here!). While I’ve been a little slow to get posting on the stories I’ve heard (stay tuned here and at sustainablog for those posts), several of my colleagues fought off the jet lag well enough to get started. A few posts from Finland:
- Karl Burkart at MNN and Ian Thomson at Cleantechies.com provide a bit of background on the Finnish cleantech sector.
- Jen Boynton at Triple Pundit gives us five fast facts about Finland, and offers some advice to Metso Corporation about sustainability and biomass as a fuel source.
- Hendrick Morkel at Arctic Start Up takes a look at Eniram’s efforts to cut shipping fuel use and emissions.
In news from other parts of the world:
- Solar in orbit: California regulators have approved the nation’s first space-based solar power plant (via Green, Inc.)
- And why does California need space-based solar power? The CalAdapt project (based on the Google Earth platform) plans to demonstrate how climate change might affect the state, and how Californians might adapt. (via CNET Greentech)
- Kiwi sewage power: New Zealand’s Solray Energy has opened a sewage to biofuel plant in Christchurch (via Blue Living Ideas).
- Car-charging for apartment dwellers: Mitsubishi has launched i-Charger, a system for charging electric vehicles at (Japanese) apartment buildings with a personal identification number (via Ecogeek).
Got a green tech find of your own? Let us know about it… in the comments.