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Yes, Fuel Cell EVs Can Fill ‘Er Up

July 10th, 2014 | by Tina Casey

Once you have one of those super cool, super high tech fuel cell EVs parked in your driveway, where are you going to go when you need a refill? The folks over at Sandia National Laboratory have an answer: at a filling station. No, really

New Energy Storage Demo Rides On Pacific Northwest Winds

July 9th, 2014 | by Tina Casey

Three Washington State utilities with big investments in wind power have just signed on to a new $14.3 million energy storage and smart grid demonstration project. The end payoff will be further proof that wind power and other intermittent forms of energy can be integrated into a utility scale electricity provider while keeping up a steady stream of reliable, durable power

Saudi Aramco Pulls Rug Out From Under US Gas Industry

July 8th, 2014 | by Tina Casey

The US natural gas industry has been leaning thishard on the Obama Administration to approve more overseas sales, but international fossil fuel giant Saudi Aramco has just announced big plans to go mano a mano with the US in the global natural gas market

Floating Wind Turbines Float Into US Waters (Finally!)

July 7th, 2014 | by Tina Casey

An offshore wind turbine demonstration project at Coos Bay off the Oregon coast has finally put the US on the global floating wind turbine map.The US has been lagging badly while other countries spring ahead with offshore wind farms, but it when it comes to the niche sector of floating wind turbines we're right up there with the front-runners

Obama Sets Off $4 Billion Fireworks For Energy Independence Day

July 4th, 2014 | by Tina Casey

The Obama Administration has marked this 4th of July with a new round of $4 billion in loan guarantees for cutting edge projects aimed squarely at greenhouse gas management and domestic clean energy sources. It's like they're trying to recast the holiday as Energy Independence Day, right?

Plastic “Graphene” Solves The Problem

July 3rd, 2014 | by Tina Casey

A research team from the Korea Institute of Science and Technology has just come up with a novel solution to the graphene problem: no graphene! The finding could lead to a new generation of low cost, transparent solar cells

EPA Approves First Bug That Eats CO2, Spits Out Ethanol

July 2nd, 2014 | by Tina Casey

The brave new world of next generation biofuel has pushed the US Environmental Protection Agency into some strange new places. The agency has just given the thumbs-up to a genetically modified bacterium from the company Joule, which brings us one giant step closer to next generation biofuels made from sunlight and carbon dioxide

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