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LEDs and CFLs face off yet again. Are netbooks green? Vinod Khosla dishes on the future of Li-Ion batteries. Solar chargers are moving up in the world. And a look at Samsung's Reclaim cell phone.

When trying to determine the greenest option among products, it is important to take into account the whole life-cycle of the product. The U.S. Department of Energy has already released a few life-cycle assessments (LCA) of LED lights and LED maker Osram has just released a new LCA study conducted by the Siemens Corporate Technology Centre for Eco Innovations. Their conclusions are pretty interesting...

Vinod Khosla clarifies his take on the future of Lithium-Ion batteries and the future of energy storage in a guest post. Get the scoop on Li batteries from someone in the know.


We take a look at the Samsung Reclaim and wonder if it's just another piece of greenwash, or worth a double take.

Craving a solar charger for your gadgets but everything on the market so far is a bit clunky? Well, they're getting better.


So, are netbooks greener than notebooks or not? We weigh the pros and cons to decide if you're going green if you're on the netbook bandwagon.

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