Electronic firms step up fight against recycling laws

Small electronics makers are fighting against new state laws mandating they pay for electronic recycling programs for consumers. Five companies, including ViewSonic Corp., CTX Technology Inc. and ToteVision Inc., are threatening litigation against Washington state's new electronic waste law, which requires manufacturers to fund recycling and collection services for old TVs, personal computers and monitors

Investments in clean technology rebounds in Q2

Venture-capital investment in clean technology rebounded in the second quarter, reversing a six-month slide as a pickup in activity for the transportation sector led the way.