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Honda envisions 10% Hybrid Sales, 2010


In his year-end speech, Honda’s CEO has announced the company’s vision to make hybrid vehicles responsible for 10% of its global sales by 2010. This would require 400′000 units to be hybrids - quite a lofty target. In 2006, hybrids represented a mere 1.5% of global sales.
Their success will depend greatly on the introduction of […]

Innovative Japanese Solar Spheres


A Japanese company called Kyosemi may revolutionize the solar power arena in the near future. As Digital World Tokyo reports, they have designed a spherical solar cell that is more efficient and far cheaper to produce than traditional flat solar panels.
The spherical cells, dubbed Sphelar cells, which can individually be as small as 1mm in […]

Did you know?

In 2010, there will be 4200km of new highways in and around Shanghai, China that didn't exist in 2000. Varese, a town in Northern Italy, runs on 100% renewable power. The town uses a mix of wind, solar and small-scale hydropower. The town has reaped benefits from the energy network through added jobs, and an additional 350,000 euros [US $514,000] in revenues that are handed over to the council each year.


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