The Green Wrap-up 30.March, 2013

Unfortunately, we now have another example of the large scale disasters oil pipelines create. On Friday, the ExxonMobil Pegasus pipeline, which brings Canadian crude oil from Illinois to Texas, ruptured, leaking at least 80,000 gallons of oil into the Central Arkansas town of Mayflower.
The PR wizards at Ford have announced a $50,000 contest wherein developers are invited to create a smartphone app that can tap into a car’s ECU data and track MPG.
Easter is coming up fast, and as you prepare for the arrival of basket-carrying bunnies, it’s time to decorate those festive eggs! Whether you’re preparing an Easter egg hunt for the kids in your life, or looking to create decorations and center-pieces for your home, we’ve got seven fun and unusual ideas for creating eye-catching eggs without using store-bought kids and artificial dyes.
Geely and Kandi Technology have plugged themselves together to research, develop, produce and market EVs together. The initial investment is a billion yuan ($160 million US) to fund the partnership, and each partner retains a 50-50 share.
Environmentalists and green marketers are always talking about “saving the planet.” Buy this car, this laundry detergent, or this light bulb and you will help save “the planet” or “nature” or “the environment.” Jenny Price, for one, wishes they’d stop.
Last week, Huffington Post reported a story about the Utah Division of Oil, Gas & Mining’s ridiculous Earth Day Poster Contest. You know, the one where elementary school students were invited to submit posters around the theme, “Where Would WE Be Without Oil, Gas & Mining?”
  • GreenJoyment(Ally): Wow! That is some pretty blatant propaganda on part of the Utah Division of Oil, Gas and Mining. I’m glad to see that Utah Moms for Clean Air is fighting back with their own contest.
SOLAR 21, a Dublin-based investment firm, has paid €13m to buy its latest Italian solar energy farm.

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