- Joel Makower wants to know what makes McKinney, TX, such a hotspot for green business experiments. As I noted, WalMart's opened a green SuperCenter there, and Toyota is planning a green dealership.
- The Future is Green and Cleantech Investing point to a new report from the US Department of Energy that outlines research needed to produce "revolutionary progress in bringing solar energy to its full potential in the energy marketplace."
- Jordan Kessler at NRDC Action Fund has posted a list of resources for offsetting the carbon produced by your summer travel (or any other travel, for that matter).
- Ian at How to Save the World for Free points to yet another article touting the increased efficiency of plug-in hybrid vehicles vs. their "basic brethren."
- Ianqui challenges the Lundberg Survey's prediction that gas prices will soften once the "summer driving season" is over at The Oil Drum.
- Green Trust reports on yet another race of solar vehicles -- this times, it's boats.
- Both Metaefficient and Treehugger take note of a British company making plastic out of hemp and recycled plastic.
- And Energy Bulletin reviews the first of what is sure to be a hot new genre of popular fiction: the peak oil novel.
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