Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Energy and Environment Prize Roundup - August 20, 2008

Cornell to Show Off its 100-mpg Car-in-progress at New York State Fair - - link from X PRIZE Foundation news scroller

Automotive X Prize News: August 17th, 2008 - X PRIZE Cars blog - The news includes another EVCast (electric vehicles) podcast, the Chevy Volt, Superlattice Power planning to join the competition (they claim to have a space flight application, too), a potential Kentucky Zap electric car factory, Loremo being nominated for the Clean Tech Media Award, a possible Tesla manufacturing site for a 4-door sedan, and more.

Seven Win Goldman Environmental Prize - Voice of America

X PRIZE Foundation to Present Energy and Environment Thought Leaders at MIT - X PRIZE Foundation press release:

Forum will feature alternative energy ideas from biologist George Church, futurist Ray Kurzweil and inventor Saul Griffith ... a forum titled, “Seeking Radical Breakthroughs in Alternative Energy – What I Would Advise the Next President.” ... Video of the event will be packaged and distributed to both presidential campaigns and will be available on the X PRIZE YouTube channel ( The X PRIZE Foundation will also announce a new partner in the energy and environment sector.

So, any guesses as to who the new XPF partner is?