No doubt you’ve got a firm perception of Donald Trump, and it probably looks something like “crazed birther with bad hair who likes to fire people on TV.” I’ll bet that whether you love or hate The Donald, you’ve probably never used the word “environmentalist” to describe him. Trump has characterized himself that way, though, specifically in regards to how he’s developed luxury golf resorts. Apparently, one resort in Virginia does have a bird sanctuary; in most cases, though, residents and local environmentalists have been unimpressed with Trump’s approach to preserving natural resources while developing land he’s purchased.
Article: Green tech finds (7/14/11)
“Brown” hybrids, super-efficient wind turbines, and a solar-powered golf bag… your green tech finds for the week.
- Not all hybrids are created equal: Yep, the Prius, the Honda Civic Hybrid, and the Ford Fusion Hybrid all deliver on the value promised by this vehicle platform. But, according to the Union of Concerned Scientists, there are also a number hybrid models that just aren’t worth the cost, and do very little in terms of fuel efficiency… check out the video from CNET above to see the top five “brownest” hybrids.
- Enterprise, Fed Ex love them some EVs: Yesterday at the National Summit on Energy Security, Andy Taylor, CEO of Enterprise Holdings (which owns Enterprise Rent-a-Car and others) and Fred Smith, CEO of Fed Ex, made impassioned arguments for ramping up vehicle electrification. Marc Gunther has the details…
Article: "Cigar Man" unmasked
The Daily Mail tracked down the cigar man at the Ryder Cup whose funny appearance went viral thanks to this amazing photo of Tiger Woods’ errant chip shot hitting a photographer’s camera lens. The cigar smoking spectator in question caught the fancy of amateur Photoshoppers on the Internet who had a lot of fun with…
Article: The "Cigar Guy" Conspiracy
This year’s Ryder Cup will be known for two things other than who won: the return of Tiger Woods, and the mystery of the man only known as “The Cigar Guy.” If not for this once in a lifetime shot of Tiger’s flubbed stroke, Cigar Guy (standing at the right of the photo) would have…
US presidents golfing on vacation is hardly news, but President Obama’s choice of a course for his ten days of family time in Martha’s Vineyard this month did make the New York Times… because the Vineyard Golf Club “is thought to be the only completely organic golf course in the United States…”