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DIY Solar-Powered Scooter & Electric Bike {VIDEOS}

July 15th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

This isn't one of the stories we write about hoping it will change the world, but it's one of those cool DIY cleantech stories you just can't pass up. Home inventor Terry Hope of Canada has created a pretty cool-looking solar-powered electric scooter. And he is now working on a solar-powered electric bike

McDonald’s in the UAE to Power its Trucks with Used Cooking Oil

July 10th, 2011 | by Susan Kraemer

Do you equate McDonald's with sustainability? I thought not. So this is an oddball news item: the greasy fast-food chain famous for making American obese is now partnering with Dubai-based Neutral Fuels to recycle all the used cooking oil in its deep fat fryers in the United Arab Emirates into a biodiesel fuel for its fleet of trucks

Putting Methane to Use in the Fuel Supply Chain

July 6th, 2011 | by Glenn Meyers

Times change, thankfully. Instead of thinking first about how to get rid of waste, more people are now asking how they might put parts of the waste stream to better uses. Especially true with methane

Weekly Cleantech News Roundup

July 6th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

Our weekly roundup of cleantech stories from around the web. To start you off, here's a good one from The Onion (on a friend's site): Big Coal Takes a Big Swing at Big Wind

China Expanding Biomass Energy Development

July 6th, 2011 | by Glenn Meyers

The nation of China – once regarded primarily as the world’s leading coal user and polluter – is now supporting aggressive developments in the in the biomass industry for its energy portfolio in addition to solar and wind alternatives

Greenpeace Activists Dress Up Like VW Stormtroopers + New Greenpeace VW Dark Side Commercials {VIDEOS}

July 4th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

Greenpeace launched a campaign against Volkswagen (VW), Europe's largest car manufacturer, last week due to the company's efforts to keep the EU from strengthening its emissions standards. Some of the events tied to this campaign, such as dropping a large "VW has gone to the dark side" and demonstrations by VW stormtroopers in London and Milton Keynes, are featured in the videos below

Hertz Now Offers Electric Bicycle Rentals! (in London)

June 25th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

You know electric bikes are getting somewhere when rental car agencies like Hertz start offering them instead of cars. Hertz has actually been trying to develop and show a green side lately. It's made a number of announcements about solar installations on its facilities. But I didn't expect it to get into the electric bicycle arena

Cleantech Weekly Roundup

June 24th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

Here's an extremely lengthy end-of-week roundup of cleantech stories. To make scrolling through your interests more manageable, I'm splitting it up into a few pages based on topic. Page 1 -->> Solar Energy Page 2 -->> Wind Energy Page 3 -->> Energy Efficiency & Energy Storage Page 4 -->> Transportation Page 5 -->> Politics Page 6 -->> Other Clean News & Commentary

DARPA Wants Your Ideas for the Mother of All Star Trek Conventions

June 20th, 2011 | by Tina Casey

DARPA, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, is going all out for its upcoming 100 Year Star Ship Symposium, and they want to hear from anyone with an interest in space travel. The agency has issued an open call for abstracts and discussion topics on everything from energy harvesting to religious and philosophical issues. If you don't have a tech background, don't be shy, because according to DARPA "this is a great opportunity for people with interesting ideas to be heard, which we believe will spur further thought, dreaming, and innovation." Yeah that's right -- it's like a Star Trek convention, only for real

Japan’s Wicked-Fast Maglev Train Moves Forward, Again

June 19th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

A magnetically levitated train line between Tokyo, Nagoya and Osaka has reportedly been in development since as far back as the 1970s. So, it has had its stops and starts. The Central Japan Railway recently got a pretty big go-ahead to "to proceed with construction" from the Japanese government

Mobile Clean Energy, Water Purification, & Telecommunications Solutions (+ Solar-Powered EV Charging Stations) from SSI

June 13th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

I've been wanting to cover this company's products for months now, but I always get caught up with breaking cleantech news and decide that I can push the story off a little longer. Well, today I decided to forget the news for a short time and cover these cool products.... The company is Strategic Services International and it has created cleantech solutions of various types and for various purposes -- I'm just going to focus on a bit of what it offers, so check out its site if you're interested in learning about more

Cleantech Weekly Roundup

June 10th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

Some more great cleantech stories from the week that we haven't yet covered. This week, I decided to just organize them by topic (note, of course, that some topics overlap -- in such cases, I put a little note about which other categories each article could be filed under after titles for those of you only interested in a particular topic). Check out these other interesting cleantech stories

Nissan Leaf Disses Chevy Volt in New Commercial {VIDEO}

June 10th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

If you haven't seen this yet, it's a pretty funny video by the folks at Nissan. Of course, the focus of the commercial is that the Nissan Leaf is 100% electric, pure (while the Chevy Volt, it's main competitor, is not)

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