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Environmental News Snippets: Yahoo, Shell, AMD, Ricoh, Think – 4.22.08

think_car.jpgThink To Bring All-Electric Cars To U.S. Next Year
Think Global, the Norwegian company making an all-electric town car, has reiterated that it will begin to bring its cars to the U.S. in 2009, and it’s providing some more details. CNET

Ricoh Hosts Electronics Recycling Day for Employees
Ricoh Americas Corporation will host an “Employee Electronics Recycle Program” on Earth Day. PR Newswire

Fresh & Easy Rolls Out the Green Carpet for Earth Day
On Tuesday, the company plans to give away reusable “bags for life” at all Fresh & Easy stores and unveil a dedicated green building Web page. The company also announced it recently joined a national greenhouse gas disclosure group, The Climate Registry. PR Newswire

Beyond Green: Adam Werbach and BLUE, Sustainability or Self Help?
After four years of heads down work to find answers where it appeared that only questions existed, Adam Werbach followed up his highly controversial 2004 speech, “Is Environmentalism Dead?” just over a week ago at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco. The speech, titled “The Birth of Blue,” was frustratingly brilliant…Triplepundit

No Problem: Environmental Defense Fund Says Capping Emissions Will Be Cheap
The Environmental Defense Fund, which advocates a cap-and-trade scheme to limit emissions of greenhouse gases, just finished an analysis of what such a plan might cost the U.S. Not surprisingly, EDF’s answer is: very little.
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Harris County, The Nation’s Biggest Producer Of Greenhouse Gases
A new study rating U.S. counties by their man-made emissions of carbon dioxide not surprisingly estimated that Harris County is tops by a small margin over Los Angeles. Houston Chronicle

AMD releases two energy-efficient Athlon chips
Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. today released two more 45-watt, energy-efficient Athlon desktop processors. Both the Athlon X2 4450e and the Athlon X2 4050e are dual-core processors designed to reduce power consumption and offer greater performance per watt. Computerworld

Eaton Introduces Online Hybrid Truck Power Value Calculator
Eaton Corporation’s Hybrid Power business unit has launched a new web-based customer value calculator for hybrid power systems that gives potential buyers the opportunity to compute their estimated return on investment in hybrid vehicles. Green Car Congress

Over-Packaging is a Low-Hanging Fruit to Help the Environment
Over-packaging might seem fairly benign to some, but when you stop and think about how many millions (billions!) of items are wastefully packaged, how these almost-empty big boxes take up more space than necessary in shipping trucks, forcing them to make more trips for the same amount of cargo… It all adds up to a huge waste of materials and energy that could fairly easily be avoided without much negative consequences. Treehugger

Shell, Exxon Face Higher Costs on Carbon Limits
Royal Dutch Shell Plc, Exxon Mobil Corp. and the rest of the oil industry may face higher costs to exploit Canada’s tar sands, the biggest deposit outside of Saudi Arabia, because of efforts to rein in climate change. Bloomberg

Yahoo teams with Freecycle to turn junk into treasure
Yahoo on Sunday unveiled an Earth Day initiative to divert mountains of landfill trash, using the Internet to match people unloading “junk” with those that want the stuff. WBCSD

Looking for Green, Municipalities Start with Energy Efficiency through EPA Challenge
What does it mean to be green? This Earth Day, one answer can be found in the more than 100 communities that have committed to curb energy use, cut greenhouse gas emissions, and save money through EPA New England’s Community Energy Challenge. EPA

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