Tuesday, April 12th, 2011
DELL has been helping lead the way in corporate social responsibility among IT companies in recent years.
According to the company’s annual corporate responsibility report for 2010, DELL was the first in the industry to ban the export of e-waste to developing countries. The company also met 25% of its energy (more…)
Tuesday, April 12th, 2011
Three years after unveiling his plan for U.S. energy independence, which won praise from environmentalists for its reliance on wind power, Texas oilman T. Boone Pickens is back with a proposal to convert the U.S. trucking fleet to natural gas. But as his new plan gains traction, questions arise over how green it really is.
Remember the Pickens Plan? (more…)
Wednesday, April 6th, 2011
Today President Obama is traveling to the Philadelphia area to hold a town hall event with employees at Gamesa Technology Corporation, Inc. about building a 21st century clean energy economy to win the future. Watch the event live at WhiteHouse.gov/live starting at 2:10 p.m. EDT. (more…)
Wednesday, March 30th, 2011
Google does lots of cool stuff with new and emerging clean technologies. Apparently, it just comes natural.
In the past we’ve reported about Google’s investment in human-powered transportation and the newest toy on their HQ campus, a prototype wireless electric car charger. And although they like to play (more…)
Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011
The system is the first to offer consumers a simple way to charge their EVs with the ease of hands-free, automatic technology.
Google is famous for giving the digital generation what it wants, so it only makes sense that the search giant would branch out into other technologies it feels are worth of its attention. So it shouldn’t come (more…)
Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011
Scheduled for a 2012 release date, the V60 is the first diesel plug-in hybrid electric vehicle in the world.
According to Technologic Vehicles, the V60 features three driving modes: Pure (electric only), Hybrid (default mode) and Power, when the engines act together.
It also features a four-wheel drive mode: at (more…)
Friday, March 18th, 2011
Some places actually have “better” sun than others for producing solar power, but identifying those places isn’t always intuitive.
Contrary to what I would have guessed, Hawaii does not have the best sun for solar energy production. Factors like cloud cover, water vapor and atmospheric (more…)
Monday, March 14th, 2011
Some people call them ‘kinetic art sculptures’ while detractors say the investment is not worth it.
The fact is that vertical axis wind turbines are constantly evolving and we’re likely to see more of them on top of residences and commercial buildings. They can be placed quite close to the ground, which makes (more…)
Friday, March 11th, 2011
The first hybrid solar power plant in the world was inaugurated in Florida by Florida Power and Light Company at FPL’s Martin Next Generation Solar Energy Center. It is one of three solar facilities commissioned by FPL.
It features 190,000 solar panels that work in conjunction with an existing natural-gas (more…)
Thursday, March 10th, 2011
One happy couple shares their experience of switching from dirty oil to, well, dirty oil – but of the vegetable kind.
Diesel engine can run on waste vegetable oil from restaurants, which gives the grease two happy solutions: it prevents it from clogging up sewerage and powers a vehicle with fewer emissions. (more…)