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  • Immelt goes green(ish)

    Dave flagged GE’s ecomagination initiative on Sunday, and here’s the Dow Jones wire report on Immelt’s speech:WASHINGTON — The U.S. needs to be more like Europe and develop a clear environmental policy on issues such as climate change and use …

  • American automakers not getting it

    GM turns to greenwashing.

    Look, GM, your bond rating just got lowered to junk status, and now you’re participating in this pathetic greenwashing campaign. My advice: Save your advertising dollars and invest the money in catching up to Toyota and Honda. UPDATE: Green Car …

  • Time to change the way you do business

    Hmmm … maybe those Reapers were onto something after all?DETROIT – Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services cut its corporate credit ratings to junk status for both General Motors Corp. and Ford Motor Co., a significant blow that will increase borrowing …

  • Even the Economist …

    … knows that the energy bill stinks to high heaven:

  • Crocodile tears

    Environmental regulations are a tiny sliver of oil refinery costs.

    As expected, one of Bush’s complaints in last night’s speech was that there haven’t been new refineries coming online, thus creating a “bottleneck” in the system. There’s some truth to that, but note that he contradicted himself when he said …

  • Bush's legacy

    Even Jimmy Carter was braver on energy issues.

    This from an estranged Republican blogger: Conservatives love to ridicule Jimmy Carter for wearing a sweater, telling Americans to turn down their thermostats in the winter, and urging them to drive smaller cars. But can anyone imagine President Bush going …

  • Ouch! That smarts.

    DaimlerChrysler’s SMART division not doing well.

    I hate to be the bearer of bad news. Daimler-Chrysler, which manufactures the very chic SMART cars, posted some dodgy 1q earnings today. The bad news is that the SMART division (smart GmbH) appears to be struggling. The press release …

  • Cascio does Florida

    Is the ‘creative class’ driving green building?

    Worldchanger Jamais Cascio has a long, linktastic post about Richard Florida and his argument that there is an identifiable “creative class” of mobile workers that values, well, urbanism: a high quality of life, culture diversity and tolerance, thick labor markets, …