fleurHarry Potter’s magical money-raising powers continue to amaze. At a fundraiser last Tuesday, actors Daniel Craig and Hugh Grant went into a bidding war over an uncorrected proof for JK Rowling’s first novel in the series, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Craig eventually won the proof for $36,000 — with all of the money raised going to the The National Film and Television School in London. [Read more...]

fleurFuturama: The Beast With a Billion Backs, the second in a line of carbon-netural DVDs from Twentieth Century Fox, will be released this week. [Read more..]

fleurSungevity, a new solar company backed by actress Cate Blanchett, will start offering San Francisco residents a home solar system, starting at just $2,000 after tax credits and rebates, complete with installation included. The 1.5 kW systems will save homeowners $21,000 in electricity over 25 years, which ends up being about a 45% return on investment. Nice. [Read more...]

fleurNASCARs Dale Earnhardt Jr. used some clever fuel-saving hypermiling tricks to help him with a recent win at the Michigan International Speedway. Several times, when the caution flag was out on the track, Junior simply turned off his engine and allowed the car to coast. According to ABG, he was even coasting when he crossed the finish line. [Read more...]

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  • Stella

    Love the Dale Jr. story on hypermiling! I am such a fan of his :) I even entered to have my name on his car in Talladega! Just enter ‘DALEWINS’ at ampenergy.com if you want your name on his car too!