New EV iPhone App, LEDs, Airline Controversy News, & More

FEBRUARY 14, 2012 | By Zachary Shahan for Cleantechnica

Some more top cleantech news of the past couple weeks, to go along with the 60+ articles we've published.

  1. 1. Despite recent/upcoming solar feed-in tariff cuts, UK energy minister Greg Barker announced a ramp-up of the UK's solar power ambitions last Thursday. Barker thinks the UK will have 4 million solar-powered homes by 2020.
  2. 2. LED startup Soraa has just unstealthed and is looking to take over the LED 2.0 market. We'll see. Coverage on cnet and Greentech Media for more.
  3. 3. Vestas' chairman, deputy chief executive, deputy chairman, and chief financial officer (CFO) have announced they're stepping down from their positions at Vestas, following a rough 2011.
  4. 4. China has now banned its airlines from participating in the EU's emissions reduction scheme, continuing a long controversy over this issue (which we've written about many times) - it did so on the even of a big China-EU summit last week. Additionally, the U.S. Congress is moving a bill forward that expresses formal opposition to the EU requirement that non-EU airlines operating on the continent participate in the carbon emissions scheme.
  5. 5. SunRidge Farms, an organic and natural foods company, celebrated its 30th birthday recently by expanding its use of solar energy. (Full disclosure: I'm primarily including this in the roundup because I love some of their products.)

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