A sampling of green-tech news with quick commentary.
- Q & A: Steven Chu – Technology Review
Energy Secretary Steven Chu talks about coming up with a new nuclear-power and waste management strategy and why hydrogen vehicles have four strikes against them.
- Waxman predicts committee passage as details emerge on climate, energy bill – GreenWire
A House energy and climate bill makes progress through compromises, although it’s not a done deal. Latest draft lowers carbon emissions targets and renewable electricity mandate while devising a system for dealing with emissions allowances.
- Husk Insulation Wins $200,000 MIT Clean Energy Prize: Building Better Refrigerators from Rice Husks – Xconomy
The hottest green technologies popping out of universities these days are insulation from rice husks and energy-harvesting shock absorbers.