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posted in January 2009
Another January day in New England. Another several inches of snow. Faced with choosing between fume-spewing snowblowers and back-breaking green options (shoveling or letting the ice accumulate) I have just one question: Where are the snow-clearing robots?
In a deflated digital economy, can investment in manufacturing plants spur renewed prosperity? U.S. manufacturing is dead, we've been told, but A123Systems isn't buying it. The battery maker is angling to expand its U.S. production capacity and create 14,000 jobs in the process.
The solar industry is the Ugly Betty of clean technology. Photovoltaic panels aren't pretty and solar power isn't yet cheap. But Solar keeps plugging along in its chunky glasses and thick sweaters, inching ever closer to its full potential.