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Philly’s SEPTA Trains are Rolling Power Generators

  Commuter trains run by SEPTA, the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority, are becoming “virtual power generators” thanks to new technology that captures the energy from braking and feeds it back to the grid. CleanTechnica first reported on the regenerative braking system when it was in development a couple of years … [continued]

Bicycles — Cleantech?

What is the purpose of cleantech and our coverage of it? There are many purposes, of course, but I’d say some of the top things on the list are addressing global warming, improving human health, reducing human suffering, increasing energy independence, creating a more democratic energy system, reducing inequality, and … [continued]

Clean Car News (10 Stories)

10 more top clean car stories from the past week (other than our 13 or so clean car and transportation stories): 1. GM has ceased production of its Chevy Volt for 5 weeks. And while some are eager to call the Chevy Volt dead, Chris DeMorro of sister site Gas2 … [continued]

The Global CDM Hydro Hall of Shame

The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) is meant to catalyze climate-friendly and sustainable projects in low-income countries. Instead, it’s provided massive subsidies to hydropower developers while increasing greenhouse gas emissions. Through deception and abuse of the system, at least two-thirds of all CDM projects are likely not additional, and more are … [continued]

Generating Power from Sidewalks

  I almost wrote on these cool energy-producing sidewalks in October when I was writing a post for MyEnergy on kinetic energy. We’ve written on kinetic energy many times here on CleanTechnica, as you can see from this excerpt of that MyEnergy post (note: the first link and 4 others … [continued]