Articles by Greg Magnus


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Hybird Car That Pays the Owner Back

The British Columbia Automobile Association (BCAA) studied the fuel costs of 16 hybrids over five years and they compared the costs against their purchase price and financing fees. In a study released in late July, only one of the 16 hybrids cost less to buy and run than its gasoline counterpart. Can you guess which […]



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Oil Obit: Creating Climate Wealth Summit 2010

Received an invite to the Summit 2010 “Creating Climate Wealth” from the event coordinators – thought I’d share: How can you use your business know-how to make a difference in the fight against climate change? Join representatives from GE, CODA Automotive, and many of today’s fastest growing climate wealth creators at the Creating Climate Wealth […]


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China Spelling Out Greenhouse Gas Goals

China claims it is serious about curbing greenhouse gas emissions and on Sunday moved to spell out greenhouse gas emission goals with a five year plan according to Reuters. Here’s an excerpt and link to the story: BEIJING (Reuters) – China said on Sunday it will spell out greenhouse gas emissions goals and monitoring rules […]


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Mercedes-Benz Promotes Emission-Free Mobility

As the consumer’s awareness of environmental responsibility grows, so does the PR pumped out by the marketing arm of Mercedes-Benz. And, marketers at Mercedes-Benz want to make sure you know about their growing fleet of efficient and environmentally compatible production vehicles, which now includes 58 fuel-efficient BlueEFFICIENCY models. Here’s one of several environment related press […]


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Worlds Largest Solar Power Station In Australia

Reuters is reporting that the world’s largest solar power station will be located in Australia. Here’s an excerpt and link to the full story: SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia plans to build the world’s largest solar power station with an output of 1000 megawatts in a A$1.4 billion (US$1.05 billion) investment, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd said […]


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Electric Benz – Daimler 10 Percent Stake in Tesla Motors

Daimler’s interest in battery systems, electric drive systems and related vehicle projects leads to the automaker acquiring nearly 10 percent of one of the leading electric vehicle companies, Tesla Motors Inc. Read the full story and MB press release at AMG Market | Mercedes-Benz Enthusiasts here.


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Green Winners Paper By A.T. Kearney

While updating my alumni info on the A.T. Kearney website, I surfed around and found, “Green Winners” – a white paper explaining why firms are wise to continue their sustainability efforts. As companies cut costs to get through the current global economic slowdown, there is often a temptation to abandon recent forays into sustainability. Yet […]


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Want to Stop Receiving the Yellow Pages in Print

If you’re like me, you never even open the copy of the “printed” Yellow Pages you receive. Mine ends up in the recycling bin within days. Now, you can stop the waste and save a few trees in the process by opting-out of the Yellow Pages delivery. ParkHowell.com has a detailed post about the amount […]


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Has LED Lighting Finally Arrived?

Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) have been around for a while but their manufacturing cost prohibited their practical use for consumer lighting applications. Since LEDs use about 85% less energy and last 30 times longer than conventional light bulbs, many companies have been interested in the technology. Phillips Lighting among them. According to the Wall Street Journal, […]


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The Power of Solar

It is no longer uncommon for those using solar energy systems to sell excess electricity generated back to the power companies. It is, however, uncommon to see a local news story about a hardware store owner doing so. The hardware store owner is located in an ideal area; St. Augustine, Florida. Will we see green […]