Green Products Take the Stage at CES

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The annual International Consumer Electronics Show is on tap for this weekend in Las Vegas, and while not all of the 2,700 exhibitors will be showcasing eco-friendly products, energy-efficiency and resources used in manufacturing are a hot topic of discussion.

Among the numerous products that will be on display this weekend:

  • The 2009 CES is the place to be for innovations in green tech.

    The 2009 CES is the place to be for innovations in green tech.

    Motorola’s Moto W233 Renew has a shell made of plastic water bottles that requires 20 percent less energy in manufacturing.

  • Energizer’s new automotive line, produced in partnership with Universal Power Group, that ranges from jump starters to tire inflaters so motorists can handle repairs without extra driving.
  • Laptops from Hewlett Packard and Toshiba that have increased battery life to an entire workday without requiring a charge.

CES itself has an entire knowledge track dedicated to technology and the environment, including a session on recycling electronics. The show is a preview of what products are nearly ready for public release, so expect to hear more about them later in 2009.

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  1. The high cost of fuel this past year did serious damage to our economy and society. After a brief reprieve gas prices are inching back up again. Our nation should not allow other nations to have such power over us and our economy . We have so much available to us in the way of technology and free sources of energy. WE seriously need to get on with becoming an energy independent nation. We are spending billions upon billions in bail out dollars. Why not spend some of those billions in getting alternative energy projects set up. We could create clean cheap energy, millions of badly needed new green jobs and lessen our dependence on foreign oil all in one fell swoop. I just read an eye opening book by Jeff Wilson called The Manhattan Project of 2009. It would cost the equivalent of 60 cents per gallon to drive and charge an electric car.If all gasoline cars, trucks, and SUV’s instead had plug-in electric drive trains, the amount of electricity needed to replace gasoline is about equal to the estimated wind energy potential of the state of North Dakota. Why don’t we use some of the billions in bail out money to bail us out of our dependence on foreign oil? This past year the high cost of fuel so seriously damaged our economy and society that the ripple effects will be felt for years to come.

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