Green News Roundup: Thursday, October 20th, 2011

Good morning greenies! It’s been a fun week thus far, with plenty of interesting news tidbits from across the globe. This morning we have highlights stretching from the Himalyas back to the 19th century. As it turns out, the Himalayas are a goldmine of solar power, Central Park may replace horses with EV’s, and racing old school, big-wheel bikes is pretty fun!

Himalayas and Andres Rich in Solar Power Opportunities [io9]

Reduce Defense Spendning to Restore Our Infrastructure? [Infrastructurist]

Volvo Leads Euro Automakers in CO2 Reductions Thanks to Diesels [Green Car Congress]

Video: Penny Farthing Bike Racing Competitive, Hilarious [Treehugger]

Faux Vintage EV Could Replace Horses in NYC’s Central Park [NY Times]

Buick Verano Hybrid Coming in 2015 [Green Car Reports]

Vintage Airstream Made into Modern Live + Work Space [Treehugger]

Chris DeMorro is a writer and gearhead who loves all things automotive, from hybrids to HEMIs. You can read about his slow descent into madness at Sublime Burnout or follow his non-nonsensical ramblings on Twitter @harshcougar.

 

Christopher DeMorro

A writer and gearhead who loves all things automotive, from hybrids to HEMIs, can be found wrenching or writing- or else, he's running, because he's one of those crazy people who gets enjoyment from running insane distances.