The Green Wrap-up 26.February, 2013

It’s at least 57 days late, but Hyundai will be bringing the first ix35 Fuel Cell production vehicle to Geneva next week. The SUV, rolled off the line in Ulsan, Korea today, even though Hyundai promised that the ix35 would start production by the end of 2012.
A handful of celebrities really made a statement this past Sunday, decked out not in Armani and Dior, but fabulous eco-fashions that shone as bright as little Oscar himself. From vegan pumps sported by Best Supporting Actress winner Anne Hathaway to an ethical blue satin number donned by silver screen star Helen Hunt, check out these six incredible head-turning Oscar gowns and accessories worn by our favorite celebs — one of which even came from H&M!
President Obama proposed in his State of the Union Address creating an Energy Security Trust to invest in research and technology that will “shift our cars and trucks off oil for good”.
The North-Atlantic area off the coast of New England is home to many species of whales (especially Right Whales), but because of ship traffic to ports like Boston’s, there is a lot of noise pollution and even the risk of potentially fatal collisions. To try to mitigate the impacts of sea shipping, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has created an iPhone and iPad app called Whale Alert – Ship Strike Reduction for Right Whales for ship captains.
  • GreenJoyment(Ally): When you hear about something new do you ever wonder why on earth we didn’t have it sooner? Seriously, we have bubbleshooter on our phones before an “avoid crashing into giant marine mammals” app? We need to start prioritizing, people!
Industry leaders Nissan and Toyota are looking for the next big thing in automotive, and their actions suggest it is not electric vehicles (EVs).
Southern India’s Anantapur District will be the first municipality in the country to use solar energy for street lighting and water pumping operations. The solar project, consisting of nearly 40,000 solar panels, will be connected to the existing power grid and will save $1 million every year, according to the municipal authorities.
2012 proved to be a good year for wind power in the 27-nation European Union (EU), as installed wind power generation capacity rose 12.3 percent to surpass the 100-gigawatt (GW) mark.
Neal Gorenflo is the founder and publisher of Shareable, a website dedicated to promoting the sharing economy in all its forms, from car sharing to tool-lending libraries and even pet sharing. A former corporate up-and-comer, he quit his job in 2004 and vowed to “make a world where people felt like they were part of something meaningful.”

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