The Green Wrap-up 13.March, 2013

There’s was a lot of hubbub when some U.S. government loans to green energy companies went bust, but there’s also been notable successes. Electric vehicle (EV) maker Tesla, a loan recipient, is proving to be another exception, so much so that it is reimbursing taxpayers years ahead of schedule.
A healthier and guilt-free way to enjoy rice pudding is by replacing the dairy milk with coconut milk. This recipe keeps things vegan and also simplifies the whole rice pudding making process so you can have it on the table in a matter of minutes.
  • GreenJoyment(Ally): I like when recipes make vegetarian or vegan eating simpler and more accessible. I think lots of exotic ingredients are intimidating to potential veggiesaurs.
In 2010, a group of sustainability academics launched a global eco-social enterprise called MAYA to make sure their research would have real world impact. Now, the team has come up with a new way to raise funds for their sustainability initiatives whilst increasing UK wildflowers: Seedball.
In his 97 years, Charlie Yaeger has driven everything from a Ford Model T to a 1916 Baker Electric to a Nissan Maxima. More recently, he can be found behind the wheel of a Nissan Leaf. Since his automotive life mirrors the industry as a whole, Nissan thought it would be worthwhile to offer up a new video that shows Yaeger explaining how things change.
Volvo’s XC60 plug-in hybrid “concept” was built to explore America’s reactions to a hybrid Volvo. The company has been developing its “green” technology for years in Europe…But those advanced cars may not be right for the US market, according to Volvo’s CEO.
Exxon Mobil is spending $600 million on developing biofuels for motor vehicles from algae, Alic writes, but algae biofuel success is still a quarter of a century away, according to Exxon Mobil.
For years we’ve been talking about renting or borrowing rather than owning. Car-sharing, bike-sharing, AirBNB, product service systems, etc. There are so many things that people own but rarely use; how many power tools are gathering dust in a dark corners when it would be greener and cheaper to just borrow or rent them when they are needed?

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