The yearly Consumer Electronics Show (CES), held in early January in Las Vegas, highlights what new gadgets and gizmos will be hitting retail shelves in the months after. One particular area – green technology – has seen an annual increase in showcasing at CES, revealing growing consumer interest in this category.

It was announced today the CES organizers will be expanding the dedicated green technology area, known as the Sustainable Planet, by over 40 percent from last year’s event. It is said there will be “more than 30 exhibitors focused on product advancements in green building, sustainable packaging, automotive, wireless and alternative energy technologies across 5,500 net square feet of exhibit space.”

image via CEA
image via CEA

Companies exhibiting in this space, at least at press time, are said to include “American Express OPEN, Bits Ltd., Electronics Recycling Coordination Clearinghouse, Embertec Power Savings Technologies, Goal 0, Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies, MeadWestvaco, Miniwiz, PowerGenix, Sean Energy Inc. and Solio.” Also present in this space will be displays of green gadgets and technologies showcased previously at a related green technology competition.

2010 CES Sustainable Planet [via press release]

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