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U.S. Navy Super Hornet Has Camelina Biofuel in its Sights

Published on September 13th, 2009 | by Tina Casey

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The modern U.S. Navy may be about to put a 3,000-year-old weedlike biofuel crop in its tank.  Camelina, the “new darling” of next-generation biofuels, is among a small group of biofuels under consideration for testing  this [&hellip... Read More


Clean Power

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Reva to Reveal New Vehicles with Remote Charging Technology

Published on September 13th, 2009 | by Beth Graddon-Hodgson

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Reva, and India-based car company known for the manufacturing of small, eco-friendly commuter cars is about to release two new vehicle models that will offer the benefits of efficiency that aren’t mutually exclusive of style. The [&hellip... Read More


Clean Power

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US Must Socialize Grid to Add Renewable Energy, Study Finds

Published on September 12th, 2009 | by Susan Kraemer

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Successfully transitioning the United States to low‐carbon electricity will require an improved transmission infrastructure. Cities don’t grow where there’s too much wind. The best solar is far from us in our deserts. We need to build [&hellip... Read More


Consumer Technology

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New EnergyStar Standards Released for Televisions

Published on September 11th, 2009 | by Beth Graddon-Hodgson

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Attaining an EnergyStar rating is crucial for companies creating home electronics and appliances if they want to appeal to the eco-minded or cost-conscious consumer, which these days can be found in virtually every North American and [&hellip... Read More


Clean Power

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UW Engineers Invent First Tree-Powered Circuit

Published on September 10th, 2009 | by Michael Ricciardi

In a first, researchers at the University of Washington in Seattle have developed a completely tree-powered electrical circuit. The nano-scale device—approximately 130 nanometers [a nanometer is one billionth of a meter] in size—consumes just 10 billionths [&hellip... Read More


Solar Energy

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Solar Panels Made from Human Hair?

Published on September 10th, 2009 | by Amiel Blajchman

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In a story seemingly ripped from the pages of the National Enquirer, the UK’s Daily Mail reports that a Nepalese teenager has invented a solar panel that uses human hair instead of silicone as the conductor [&hellip... Read More


Uncategorized

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How the Stimulus Bill Helps Green Building

Published on September 9th, 2009 | by Derek Markham

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 was signed into law by President Obama in February to stimulate the sagging US economy. As it is the most comprehensive and lucrative sustainability bill ever passed, it sets a serious standard for the United States government and its people to follow. Besides being very complicated there are both negative and positive aspects to this bill, which I breakdown as best as I can... Read More


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NASA's Moon Blast a Public Relations Disaster

Published on September 8th, 2009 | by Ross Kendall

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It maybe happening in space but people are still screaming. NASA’s mission to fire a high velocity “impactor” rocket into the moon to search for water is being widely criticized in the blogosphere. The moon’s big [&hellip... Read More


Cars

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NAVTEQ Announces Use of GPS Can Reduce Emissions by 21%

Published on September 8th, 2009 | by Beth Graddon-Hodgson

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Many commuters have GPS installed in their cars, or have purchased portable devices to try to get them where they’re going. A recent study by NAVTEQ, a data provider for navigation systems has demonstrated that using [&hellip... Read More


Clean Power

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California Adds 8,600 MW New Renewable Power: Meets RPS Goals

Published on September 8th, 2009 | by Susan Kraemer

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Since the Renewable Portfolio Standard began in 2002, the California Public Utilities Commission has now approved contracts for more than 8,600 megawatts of new renewable energy, nearly all of it solar, signed with the state’s largest utilities. [&hellip... Read More


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