Are mini nuclear reactors the future of high-end energy development — or a wasteful government boondoggle? While it may or may not be great that profitable companies like Babcock & Wilcox and Toshiba are researching these mini or even micro reactors (don’t worry, they won’t fit in a suitcase, or even in your basement), the group Taxpayers for Common Sense (TCS) has dinged the program as its recipient of the 2013 Golden Fleece Award, for sucking … Read More
All of these gains are being put in peril by the energetic efforts of the Canadian tar sands lobby in the United States. According to the Council, uncertainty in tax policy, pollution restrictions and performance standards are putting future clean energy jobs at risk. Tar sands interests in Alberta and Canada are actively promoting this uncertainty in Washington DC, state governments and municipalities. The tar sands industry sees the emerging U.S. clean energy industry as a threat to its biggest market and is doing everything in its power to undermine it.Read More
Once upon a time… but not so very very long ago… there were no electric cars. Or solar energy. Or websites about cool green technology. Before the engineers began to make them possible, the Science Fiction writers dreamed them up.Read More
You may have seen the sensational stories on the Internet the past 24 hours that it’s finally been confirmed: Cell Phones KILL Bees!
The only problem is… it’s NOT confirmed.
That’s not what the study says. It’s not even what the original article says. How did this meme spread EVERYWHERE in just 24 hours?Read More
The Tea Partiers may not understand how clean energy fits in with national security. But the folks whose lives are on the line certainly do – and the Army and Navy are spearheading a huge effort to break their addiction to fossil fuels. “Every time we make changes to improve the efficiencies of our engines or systems or we use alternative sources of power, we get better and we make people safer,” Navy Secretary Ray … Read More
Is the Chevy Volt gonna save the planet? Probably not anything that dramatic, but it may save GM, and save a lot of tons of CO2 in the process. Here’s the message Chevy sent out to America during yesterday’s Super Bowl, which fits in rather nicely with President Obama’s call for a Sputnik moment in American cleantech innovation: More on alternative cars: Motor Trend Blasts Back at Rush Limbaugh Over Chevy Volt Dissing EPA and … Read More