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21st-Century, Stable, Thermal Energy Storage

July 29th, 2011 | by Breath on the Wind

We may be about to see a radically new technology in thermal energy storage. Researchers at MIT have been been working on ways to store the sun's energy in chemical bonds. These developments in this “heat battery” or a “solar fuel,” are due to the addition of carbon nano technology.


BMW to Design “Fleet of the Future” for BART

July 28th, 2011 | by Shannon Soesbe

Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) have tapped BMW subsidiary, DesignworksUSA, to create a new fleet of train cars to replace those that have been diligently serving the Bay Area since 1972. The new trains "are expected to be the lightest and most energy-efficient for their performance in the world."


All-Electric (Racing) Cars without Batteries?

July 28th, 2011 | by Breath on the Wind

New technical specifications for Formula 1 racing require vehicles in the pit to operate in electric only mode. Drayson Racing Technologies and HaloIPT are working together to offer completely electric vehicles through electrified racetrack roadways


U.S. Armed Forces Creating Clean Energy Innovations

July 27th, 2011 | by Silvio Marcacci

The Department of Defense has made headlines for using biofuels to power its’ planes and ships, but clean energy innovations may have a bigger impact by reducing the carbon bootprint of military while saving lives on the battlefield. New technologies are reducing the weight of equipment soldiers carry into battle, powering military bases, and creating a fleet of electric vehicles


Renewable Energy Solutions {Videos}

July 27th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

Peter Sinclair, one of the most respected global warming denial debunkers on the web has been shifting his attention to renewable energy solutions. He is known for his wonderful, humorous, insightful, well-researched, and pointed videos, which he obviously puts a lot of time into. So far, here are his renewable energy solutions videos


Solar-Powered Bike Guide Concept Has Potential {Video}

July 26th, 2011 | by Shannon Soesbe

Seoul designer, Kukil Han, has come up with the idea of combining buses and bikes into a safe--and relatively green--touring package. The bus, which has a solar-power roof, takes bicycles and riders from point to point, eliminating the need for individuals to navigate traffic in order to explore Seoul


New Bicycle Option: eCortina v2 Hybrid

July 25th, 2011 | by Glenn Meyers

For bicyclers seeking options in the way they travel, the eCortina V2 hybrid bicycle is worth a try as it features three ways to ride: standard pedaling, pedaling that assists in juicing up the electric motor, or a complete electric powered ride.


Mitsubishi Unveils Solar-Powered Vehicle Charging Station

July 23rd, 2011 | by Shannon Soesbe

Driving an electric vehicle can be a little stressful if you have to worry about your car's charge running out in the middle of nowhere. Enter Mitsubishi, who has recently announced the debut of a solar-powered charging station at their headquarters in Cypress, California.


First Ever Joint Army-Air Force Energy Forum Confirms Fossil Fuels Are Fading Out

July 22nd, 2011 | by Tina Casey

The first ever joint Army-Air Force Energy Forum took place this week, and the participants have a message for outdated conventional fuels: don't let the door hit you on your way out. At the capacity-booked event, senior leadership, including four- and three-star generals, outlined "the strategic importance and future direction of Army and Air Force energy" in terms of innovation, technology, conservation and sustainability.


GM Sells Security

July 21st, 2011 | by Breath on the Wind

GM is in the business of selling vehicles. They also usually make them. Anticipating objections was the object of GM's recent announcement of a “definitive agreement” with ABB, a back up power and energy storage company. For most an “Electric vehicle” means a battery car. Some question if electric vehicles are truly “clean.” GM wants us to imagine with confidence where batteries go when they “naturally die.”


Inspire Software Propels City Bike-Sharing Programs

July 21st, 2011 | by Glenn Meyers

CityRyde, a Philadelphia-based bike-sharing concern, has announced that “the carbon methodology behind its revolutionary Inspire software has been validated under the Verified Carbon Standard, bringing to fruition the two-year development of a system that will energize bicycle sharing the world over.”


The Equivalent of Fast-Charging EV Batteries

July 19th, 2011 | by Nicholas Brown

Project Better Place is about developing an electric vehicle battery swapping system that can enable people to literally replace their battery packs in exchange for another one which was charged while it was at the Better Place swapping station


Solar Highways Turn Public Liabilities into Assets

July 18th, 2011 | by Aaron Fown

One of the great things about photovoltaics is that all they need is an unobstructed piece of ground, and some basic maintenance, and they pump out electricity all day long. But finding a piece of ground that can be devoted solely to solar collectors can be a challenge, especially in the populated areas that need the power the most, so you will often find solar panels perched atop some structure, where they are exposed to higher winds, and are more difficult to maintain. But the solution to this problem might be on your way to work every day; in the unused spaces that surround our national grid of highways



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