The big storm caused $70 billion in damages and ruined an estimated 230,000 cars in the Northeast. Honda and Toyota benefited most, but the industry had a big bump and is likely to top 15 million for 2012.
The Internet uses more power than the auto industry. Microsoft and Google are trying to cut the carbon output of their server farms by investing in alternative energy. How about a data center powered by a fuel cell running on waste methane?