07 Jul '11, 3pm

First Takes: Big Bucks for Corn Fuel, UK Gov't Flies Coach, and More...

First Takes: Big Bucks for Corn Fuel, UK Gov't Flies Coach, and More...

• Corny Fuel Investment: An ethanol company that will only use corn waste like corncobs and leaves will get a $105 million boost from the U.S. Energy Department as it expands to create the first plant to make ethanol from non-food sources on a commercial scale, the New York Times reports. The company, POET, has been operating a pilot plant since 2008, and expects the larger, commercial plant to generate all of the energy that it needs for itself. • Coach for Less Carbon: U.K. government ministers and civil servants may no longer enjoy the luxury of business class on flights under a new government carbon reduction goal that takes into account air travel for the first time, the Guardian reports. With a new aim of reducing central government greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent over five years. And since business class accounts for more of a flight's emissions than other se...

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e360.yale.edu 07 Jul '11, 5pm

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First Takes: China Leads Renewables Spending Race, Lufthansa's Biofuels Bet, and More

First Takes: China Leads Renewables Spending Ra...

greenbiz.com 08 Jul '11, 3pm

China in the Lead: The world invested $211 billion in renewable energy last year, driven by developing nations and lower s...

Putting Methane to Use in the Fuel Supply Chain

Putting Methane to Use in the Fuel Supply Chain

cleantechnica.com 06 Jul '11, 5pm

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thegreencarwebsite.co.uk 09 Jul '11, 4pm

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McDonald's to use its deep-fryer oil to fuel delivery trucks in UAE

McDonald's to use its deep-fryer oil to fuel de...

green.autoblog.com 07 Jul '11, 7pm

Over in the United Arab Emirates, McDonald's will fuel up its delivery trucks with waste oil from its own deep fryers. Thi...

Hollywood's highest paid actresses: Their names...

asiaone.com 08 Jul '11, 12pm

Hollywood's highest paid actresses Their names rake in the big bucks, and it's no easy feat if you're an actress in Hollyw...

Siemens Flies First Series-hybrid Airplane at La Bourget: We live in an age packed with hot-selling hybrid cars...

Siemens Flies First Series-hybrid Airplane at L...

gas2.org 09 Jul '11, 8pm

World’s first serial hybrid electric aircraft at Le Bourget Siemens AG, Diamond Aircraft and EADS are set to present the w...