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Green tech finds (1/27/11)

Green tech finds (1/27/11)

Electric scooters, drainwater heat recovery, and 313 mph… this week’s green tech finds.

80% by 2035: Hard to think of any bigger news this week than President Obama’s call for massive investment in clean energy technology… with a goal of 80% of the US’ energy coming from “clean” sources by 2035. SustainableBusiness.com has some reactions to the POTUS’ declaration of a “Sputnik moment.”
Green foundry jobs come to Michigan: The small town of Eaton Rapids will be home to a new foundry that will produce castings for wind turbines. (via MLive)

Video art: Palin's Breath

Video art: Palin's Breath

Palin’s Breath from wreckandsalvage on Vimeo. In the immediate aftermath of Sarah Palin’s speech commenting on the Tucson shooting, The Cajun Boy tweeted “Sarah Palin’s use of the term “blood libel” doesn’t shock me. However, her use of Vimeo instead of Youtube to say it does shock me,” which is pretty much the same reaction…

Vimeo of the Week: Arizona shooting: Memorial to Tucson victims

Vimeo of the Week: Arizona shooting: Memorial to Tucson victims

Arizona shooting: Memorial to Tucson victims from Dan Chung on Vimeo.

It’s been over a week now. Sarah Palin created a video to defend herself. Obama traveled to Tucson and delivered a poignant reading and moving tribute. And news channels and blogs continue to debate and cover the tone of political discourse in the US, gun control, and Giffords’ struggle for survival. But none of these news services or blogs have captured the Tucson tragedy as movingly as Dan Chung and Chris McGreal’s Arizona shooting: Memorial to Tucson victims.