Green tech finds (5/21/09)
It’s Thursday again… here’s some of the notable green tech news from the week.
- Keep an eye on renewable energy developments in your area? Build Baby Build’s Greenspotter contest gives you an opportunity to win some cool energy monitoring equipment for your photos of those projects.
- Not sure where to find a nearby recycling location? Earth 911′s new iPhone app provides locations, directions, and a list of accepted materials.
- Programmable thermostats are great energy-saving tools. Canadian company Ecobee takes these devices a step further by giving users remote online access to adjust their home cooling and heating as needed. (via Springwise)
- And on this side of the border: Google’s testing it’s own online home energy monitoring system with the help of eight utilities in the US, Canada, and India
- Looking for green DIY ideas? Yahoo! Make It Green enters the field of social media sites dedicated to sharing do-it-yourself knowledge.
- Power your car, phone, and laptop on air. Researchers at the University of St. Andrews are halfway through a project on a battery that run (in part) on ambient air. (via CNET Green Tech)
- Insight or Prius? Ecogeek’s Hank Green weighs the costs and benefits of the heavyweight contenders for the hybrid car crown.
- Remember cellulosic ethanol? Don’t hear much about Ethanol 2.0 anymore, but Mascoma Corp. claims it’s developed a new process to make processing cellulosic ethanol more efficient. (via Cleantechnica)
- Robots, robots, robots: In the future, they may drive you to the airport and fight forest fires. (both via Treehugger)
Got a great green tech find? Let us know in the comments…