Heather Clancy

Heather Clancy is an award-winning business journalist specializing in transformative technology and innovation

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Detroit backs tighter emissions standards...

but you gotta wait another fifteen years. Detroit automakers are rallying their troops: factory workers, Congressmen who have car factories in their district, those who are afraid Detroit means it when they say higher emission standards will cost jobs.

August 15, 2007 by Harry Fuller


A green thumbs-up for tech remarketer Vibrant Technologies

When I pleaded my case to the ZDNet editors to let me contribute to this blog, I promised to regularly recognize neat-o regional efforts that fall into the green tech movement.After all, for every mammoth corporation looking to eke out some corporate responsibility greenie points in its annual report, there are dozens nay hundreds of smaller companies fighting the good fight.

August 14, 2007 by


Converting your converter

They going to build a better mousetrap, only this time it'll be a smog trap. Check out the video on CNET about Nanostellar's new style of catalytic converter.

August 13, 2007 by Harry Fuller


Statistics and deniers, or 1934=Barry Bonds

Some recently revised official American meteorological data created some statistical blips in the weather records of past years. And that, of course, set off a global warming of the blogosphere, a veritable firestorm of conspiracy charges and "told-you-so" crowing from the "off-my-cloud" deniers of global warming.

August 11, 2007 by Harry Fuller


You are power-full

You are a great source of renewable energy, just as long as we can keep you eating protein and starches, maybe throw in some salt and salsa for taste. Now some clever folks at MIT think you can generate a lot of useful energy, not just use it for slamming your keyboard or pacing the floor of your cubicle.

August 10, 2007 by Harry Fuller