In other news…

Nice Q&A with Art Aylesworth, CEO of Victoria, B.C.-based Carmanah Technologies, in Red Herring. Aylesworth talks about the company’s decision to start selling “solar engines” — a combination of solar panels, batteries and electronics — that can power telecom towers and other equipment in remote locations. I’ve talked to Aylesworth about this and posted about it before. It’s all part of Carmanah’s new five-year business plan. The Q&A in Red Herring is just another take on it. Worth a read.

Also, the Deal.com (via News.com) has a piece about using algae to produce biodiesel. Meanwhile, Technology Review has an article about India’s plans for developing biodiesel. Oh, and actor/environmentalist Ed Begley Jr. has a new show on HGTV called “Living With Ed.” It’s basically a reality TV show with a green twist, with Begley and his wife living out a lifestyle that has been designed around energy efficiency, conservation, waste reduction and renewables. Hopefully it will inspire others to consider a similar lifestyle, though you’ve got to wonder whether he’ll be preaching to the converted.