The Green Wrap-up 11.February, 2013

Strawberry Energy recently unveiled a new solar powered park in Belgrade that invites visitors to charge their mobile devices using the power of the sun. Designed by Tamara Švonja and Vojin Stojadinović, Strawberry Tree Flow was created with the help of the City of Belgrade and Mikser organization.
Remember that episode of Top Gear, where the notoriously anti-EV crew pushed a Tesla Roadster to show what would happen if the car’s battery had run out of juice? And then Tesla got all litigious and filed suit (which the company eventually lost)? Well, we might be in for another public scuffle about the merits of electric vehicles.
Sources suggest that the first Subaru hybrid car could soon debut in March at the upcoming New York Auto Show. In 2009 Subaru first showed their interest in hybrid vehicles with their Advanced Tourer Concept car…
Presidential decisions often turn out to be far less significant than imagined, but every now and then what a president decides actually determines how the world turns. Such is the case with the Keystone XL pipeline, which, if built, is slated to bring some of the “dirtiest,” carbon-rich oil on the planet from Alberta, Canada, to refineries on the U.S. Gulf Coast.
“You’re going to like what you hear,” White House aides have told green groups, according to an official at one environmental organization who expects the president to publicly commit to moving forward with EPA climate regulations.
  • GreenJoyment(Ally): This article seems to present a pretty realistic breakdown of environmental issues and the chances that significant legislation will actually be passed. Hopefully we’ll see Obama, as a second term president, “sticking his neck out” (as the article says) a bit more for the environment this term.

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