The greening of America: top 10 cleantech trends
Aug30

The greening of America: top 10 cleantech trends

Cleantech—which can be defined as technology that strives to replace conventional, dirty, inefficient technologies with innovative, clean, sustainable ones—has been gaining in scope and popularity in the United States for decades. More recently, with support from the federal government as a key mechanism for decreasing our dependence on fossil fuels and reducing carbon emissions, the industry has also shown significant growth in the...

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Reservations for Nissan Leaf Starting in April; Still No Price Tag
Feb22

Reservations for Nissan Leaf Starting in April; Still No Price Tag

Nissan will begin taking reservations for the Nissan Leaf in April, actual orders can be placed in August and cars will be delivered by the end of the year.  But a big question sitll looms – how much will it cost? You can reserve a Leaf for a $100 refundable fee, but as for the actual cost of the EV, the company has only said that it will be competitively priced with similar-sized vehicles, but that allows for a decent price...

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Google Developing Own Solar Thermal Technology
Sep18

Google Developing Own Solar Thermal Technology

If you don’t like how something’s done, do it yourself.  Google is taking that idea to heart when it comes to solar thermal technology.  The company has been disappointed with the progress in this sector, so it’s developing its own mirror technology that will supposedly make cheaper by at least half. Google is experimenting with different materials for making the mirrors, trying to find an efficient and cheaper...

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China Could Replace Coal with Wind
Sep18

China Could Replace Coal with Wind

It’s clear that China is taking on renewable energy projects at a fast pace.  The country has doubled its installed wind power every year for the past five years and a new study shows the country should keep it up.  Researchers from Harvard and Beijing Tsinghua University have found that China could meet all of their electricity demands from wind power through 2030. The scientists came up with meteorological and financial...

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Norman Borlaug’s complicated legacy, a primer on E.P.A. greenhouse gas regulations and more energy and environment news from around the Web. Author:By R.M. Schneiderman

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