A round-up of a few interesting things that relate to stuff I've covered before:
- Having had a go at BP's relentless green-washing media campaign previously, I feel I should report on when they make genuine steps towards the future, and a financial commitment to go with it. So good to hear that they are planning a $1bn hydrogen plant in Arnie's backyard in California....progress will no doubt be tracked
- I think I've covered this before, too, but the people behind the $10 million private race to space, the X-Prize Foundation are widening their remit to other prize areas, namely genome codes and eco-transport....we shall see if the financial incentives prove as successful in these fields; worth noting that the GIB highlighted prizes as a way of promoting faster rates of research some time ago....see Reward the invention, not the feasibility study
- Most amusing piece of the week is David Stephenson's on open source, and why Lego are more forward thinking than the American Government: Thinking outside the blocks
- Finally, on the back of my discussion last week about how local and regional agencies are leading the way on environmental issues/community involvement, interesting news of the South West Regional Development Agency developing a Wave Hub to test wave energy systems (which are obviously the best long-term renewable option for that area of the UK, as anyone who's tried swimming against the Atlantic winds can testify). So kudos to them as well.....