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SHFT Sampler 12-10-10

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Weekly links: James Bowthorpe rules, Barcelona looks nice from the air, Ford's electric van starts shipping, and more.

James Bowthorpe is bad ass. Last year, in a bid to raise awareness for Parkinson's, he rode his bike around the world in 174 days, setting a new world record. Earlier this fall, he built a boat from construction waste and rowed it down the Thames. Now he's doing the same thing on the Hudson River. Feel lazy now? Same. Read an interview with the man at Nowness. Everyone is going off......read more

The Bright IDEA

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GM-financed auto start-up aims to engineer a hybrid electric cargo van.

Over at NG Daily News, we learned about Indiana start-up company Bright Automotive and its plug-in hybrid cargo van, the IDEA, which goes 38 miles in pure electric mode before switching to hybrid mode with an impressive fuel economy of 36-38 mpg. Designed for the American market, the IDEA is large in size but more efficient than typical trucks and cargo vehicles in this country. Using......read more

Central America's Geothermal Potential

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Region beginning to tap seismic volatility for electricity needs.

The entire length of Central America is dotted with active volcanoes, a geographic fact that can have disastrous consequences for people in the region. But it also presents a positive opportunity, in the form of geothermal energy potential. And it's beginning to be realized. Geothermal power plants harness energy from water that is heated by molten rock beneath the volcanos. A reliable......read more

HMK 561 Electric Bike

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IF Design Award winner by Raif Kittman.

Ralf Kittmann took home an IF Design Award for his electric bicycle concept HMK 561. This ultralight zero-emission bike concept and design is clearly novel. Unlike most concept designs we see, Kittmann created a working prototype constructed from conductive carbon fiber, which is not only an excellent conductor of electricity, but also acts as a capacitor that can store energy. Energy from the......read more

Amish-made Scooter

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Super fun, throwback-style scooter built by hand on an Amish farm. $245.00

Whoever said the Amish don't know how to have fun clearly hasn't ridden this scooter. The classic two-wheeler, designed and built on an Amish farm in the USA, is countless hours of wholesome good times. With ball bearing wheels, high speed aluminum racing rims, air tires, welded steel construction and a rear foot brake, it's built to last. Great value at $245 too....read more

British Columbia's Forward-Thinking Carbon Tax

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Canadian province adopts progressive approach to taxing carbon emissions

On Sunday, the best climate policy in the world got even better: British Columbia’s carbon tax — a tax on the carbon content of all fossil fuels burned in the province — increased from $25 to $30 per metric ton of carbon dioxide, making it more expensive to pollute. This was good news not only for the environment but for nearly everyone who pays taxes in British Columbia,......read more

Quantara Concept Taxi

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World's fastest hybrid picks up fares in Rome.

Italdesign-Giugiaro is an Italian design firm (duh) that has produced some of the more stunning, progressive vehicles the auto industry has ever seen. The Quantara concept is one such car. The sleekly-styled, eco-friendly hybrid combines a 3.3-liter V6, electric motor with a mid-mounted rear engine, with power supplemented by solar panels mounted to the front. In recent weeks, white-painted......read more

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