In an amazing technological leap ahead, a team of brilliant scientists from the US and Switzerland joined forces to construct the prototype for a wondrous machine that captures the sun's energy and converts it to usable liquid fuels. The UK's Guard
Scientists from the US and Switzerland have created a prototype machine that harnesses the sun's energy to make liquid fuels from water. The solar device uses sunlight and cerium oxide to break down water into hydrogen
By 2015, your mobile phone will project a 3-D image of anyone who calls and your laptop will be powered by kinetic energy. At least that’s what International Business Machines Corp. sees in its crystal ball.
Their main complaint: the EPA is allowing the sale of so-called E-15 without enough research into whether the formulation could adversely affect air pollution or damage engines, seals, fuel lines and other parts.
WTI has just passed $91, which for those who have taken math means that $100 oil is less than $9 away. And as a reminder, every $1 rise in oil reduces US GDP by $100 billion, just as every cent increase in gas prices lowers disposable income...
The introduction of mid-level ethanol blends could result in unintended adverse impacts on the 250 million Americans who own and operate over 400 million motor vehicles, motorcycles, lawnmowers, chainsaws, recreational boats...
Are people in California are that ignorant of what is going on in the world around them? Here they go again - passing a new initiative to crank down greenhouse gas emissions and crank up costs - because they are going to save us all from ourselves
Lindsey Williams told Alex that he’d learned recently from two of this longtime friends, both retired top executives of major oil producers, that the price of crude oil, now rising again, is slated to move to $150-200 per barrel soon.
How do you bottle sunlight? It's the major hurdle preventing renewable energy's acceptance into the mainstream. The moment the sun sets or the wind drops, that energy source shuts down for
As Nissan and GM prepare to ship flagship electric vehicles, Toyota is taking another road.
In San Bernardino County, for example, with its population of two million the number of SNAP recipients has now crossed the 300,000 level. Yes, a full 15% of that county is now on food stamps.
ansport and power networks will grow together more strongly as a result of electromobility, because electric vehicles will not only tank up on electricity but will also make their batteries available to the power grid as storage devices.
The ambitious company seems to want to become the Dell Computers of flow batteries. It plans on bringing out a variety of flow batteries -- ranging from the HomeFlow to a 6 megawatt-hour/2-megawatt behemoth that would function like a
The European Union's energy chief Wednesday unveiled an ambitious 10-year trillion-euro energy investment plan for a single EU energy network to cut fossil fuel imports and fight climate change. "There is no single energy market," Energy Commissioner
In a step toward solving the global energy crisis, a new plan aims to harvest the sun's energy from space with satellites then beam it down to Earth. The initiative, announced Nov. 4, is spearheaded by former president of India A.P.J. Kalam and th
Oil jumped above $85 a barrel in Asia on Thursday as the dollar weakened slightly following the U.S. Federal Reserve's announcement it will buy $600 billion dollars of Treasurys to stimulate the U.S. economy
The goal would be to provide one hour of flywheel storage as an energy-balancing resource for intermittent renewable energy assets and thereby reduce the amount of fossil-based backup power that might be used to
The New York Post recently wrote, the “EPA sided with the ethanol cheerleaders by announcing that it will allow the amount of ethanol in automotive fuel to rise by some 50 percent, from the current 10 percent blend to a 15 percent level.” Adding that
We estimate that every one percentage point decline in the real trade-weighted dollar translates into a $6 per barrel increase in oil prices. Every $6 dollar increase in oil prices is worth three cents more on retail gasoline prices.
The "Summer of Recovery" is now in our rear view mirror, so lets see what is happening in the real world with the US demand for oil. Oh, it's collapsing....
. Diesel provided nearly 20 percent of the power to the Kodiak Electric Association’s grid in 2009, as the wind project was just coming online. This year, that figure was down to 7.7 percent as of August 31.
The company intends to pump water to the rocks, where it will heat up before returning to the surface at around 200 °C, and under pressure. The hot water will be run through a heat exchanger to drive a steam turbine, providing 10 MW of electricity t
Behind the wheel, we find that GM’s highest-profile concept car has become a refreshing, radically different kind of production vehicle
When electrical power was first developed, we had Niagara Falls and a generation later we had the Hoover Dam. Both got paid out and power was so cheap it had to be almost given away to industrial users. We can now return to that situation rather
A newly discovered form of uranium could lead to a nuclear power plant small enough to fit in your car and eventually even power it.
For years solar companies have wanted to make lightweight, flexible panels that are cheap to ship and easy to install (by unrolling them over large areas). But they've been held up by a lack of good and affordable glass substitutes.
New research produced by Southern Methodist University's Geothermal Laboratory, funded by a grant from Google.org, suggests that the temperature of the Earth beneath the state of West Virginia is significantly higher than previously estimated and ca
Last night, Google announced that it has agreed to invest heavily in a proposed $5 billion, 350-mile power transmission backbone that would provide infrastructure for future offshore wind projects along the mid-Atlantic coast.
By 2030, wind energy would produce 5,400 TWh -- 18.8 to 21.8 percent of the world's power supply, the report said. The more conservative "reference" scenario based on figures from the UN's International Energy Agency saw wind power triple in
The Obama administration is lifting the moratorium on deep-water oil drilling -- put in place after the Gulf oil spill disaster -- for operators who comply with tough new rules and regulations, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced Tuesday. "T