For the Win is a guest blog series featuring the remarkable initiatives that young Americans are advancing to win the future for their communities. Each week we highlight a new young person and learn about their inspiring work through their own words. Submit your story to appear in the For the Win guest blog series. (more…)
In addition to NASA's missions in space that amaze the world, our work in aeronautics continues to spur innovation and jobs.
NASA is providing the $1.65 million prize purse for the Comparative Aircraft Flight Efficiency (CAFE) Foundation Green Flight Challenge competition, sponsored by Google, taking place this week outside of (more…)
There are some highly respected thinkers who completely and vocally reject the idea of electric vehicles. I spoke recently with John Petersen of SeekingAlpha.com fame, whose recent article: “It’s Time To Kill The Electric Car, Drive A Stake Through Its Heart And Burn The Corpse” has stirred a great (more…)
The U.S. Department of Energy is expected to shift more of its research spending into the development of electric vehicle technologies, a strategy that officials hope will significantly reduce oil imports and greenhouse gas emissions over the next two decades. (more…)
In the past ten years, environmentally friendly cars have become a fixture in advertising. First came the Prius. Then BMW claimed its electric batteries boost performance, great for boosting the entire BMW brand. Chevy Volt, an electric hybrid, hypes range, innovation and American values, trying to minimize its (more…)
BMW is seeking 700 so-called “electronauts” to test a fleet of 2012 BMW Active E vehicles. While BMW is not shy of flaunting the phrase “ultimate driving machine”, one would not necessarily attach that phrase to the auto industry’s current crop of electric vehicles. With the Active E, BMW seeks to change all (more…)
September 19-25th is the EPA’s Pollution Prevention Week, a time to consider the impact of daily habits and commit to making them a little more green.
Humans are constantly on the move. Unlike societies past, we’ve invented numerous ways to zoom from place to place. Trips that used to take days or even (more…)
Plugging in an electric car is very well and environmentally good, but what about the emissions reductions of connecting a large yacht or even an entire cruise ship to the grid? Currently, ships must burn fuel to maintain onboard systems, even at port. Linking just one cruise ship at port to the electricity grid could (more…)