Daily Green Wrap-up 20.October, 2012

A lot of people and companies bet that the new wave of electric vehicles would have a lot more buyers than there turned out to be. This has led many companies to reevaluate their product portfolio, including AMP Electric Vehicles. The Ohio-based company announced this week that they would cease converting passenger vehicles, and would instead focus on the more-lucrative fleet conversion business.
The founder and namesake of the California-based extended-range plug-in vehicle maker spoke to the Wall Street Journal about his drivetrain technology and how it could be expanded to other forms of transportation.
This is an exciting time to be reporting on food policy because one ballot initiative in particular is making more head way than over before. California’s Prop 37 not only made it on the ballot after nearly a million people signed the petition, it’s gaining more and more momentum everyday. Consumers may finally know what they’re buying like they do in every other industrialized nation in the world.
In this episode of Slow Ride Stories, the crew stops in Lee, N.H., to visit with Carol and John Hutton on their farm. Carol, an eighth-grade earth science teacher, has noticed the growing season getting longer, and she believes climate change is the cause. “Man has interfered,” she says.
After several years of talks, the Rainforest Action Network (RAN) scored a major victory this month, when they were finally able to convince the Disney Corporation to give up their destructive environmental printing practices.
Biorefinery company Biodico has signed a new agreement with the US Navy for the development and evaluation of advanced biofuels and bioenergy. The goal of the collaboration—which is partially supported by grants from the California Energy Commission—is to develop jointly renewable fuel and energy technologies that are appropriate for use at US Naval and DoD facilities worldwide.

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