Subsidies for corn ethanol, and mandates for its use, are corporate welfare pure and simple. You’ll not find an honest environmentalist who supports its use as a motor fuel. But every four years we are subjected to an ugly spectacle called the Iowa P
Unfortunately for drivers, gas prices often go up during the summer, starting around Memorial Day [Source: EPA].
Great ideas abound for new feedstocks, and novel infrastructure. We admire so many of them. Jatropha, carinata, switchgrass, sweet sorghum, blender pumps, systems-at-sea. And so much more.
A new 30 MW solar photovoltaic power plant is currently being constructed in Mexico — in La Paz, Baja California Sur. Once completed, the plant will be Latin America’s largest photovoltaic solar power plant, providing enough electricity to power an e
Wind and solar get all the attention, but a key path to lowering emissions involves finding a less expensive way to do carbon capture.
Eric Giler wants to untangle our wired lives with cable-free electric power. Here, he covers what this sci-fi tech offers, and demos MIT's breakthrough version, WiTricity -- a near-to-market invention that may soon recharge your cell phone, car, pace
The futuristic motorbike features six honeycomb-like, quick-swapping battery modules.
Boston-based company Altaeros has developed a new wind power generator in the form of a giant balloon they say will offer a cheap renewable energy to communities off the grid. Powered by NewsLook.
Tesla Motors will immediately and dramatically increase its network of Supercharger stations around the country, the electric car company announced this afternoon.
A working model of the estimated $5-million device could be ready within a year.
An experiment in concentrated solar power
Stanford University scientists have developed an advanced zinc-air battery with higher catalytic activity and durability than similar batteries made with costly platinum and iridium catalysts.
DC has been growing its bicycling bragging rights and swagger over the past few years.
Out in one of the most isolated areas of the U.S. there is a surprising oasis flourishing with vegetables and fish.
The very efficient solar-electric propulsion thruster for spaceships shown in this image is currently under development at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.
The company that operates this uranium enrichment center, Urenco, is the world leader in the field. It is also plumply profitable. So why are its owners eager to sell it?
The Department of Defense plans to spend $20 million to increase the number of electric cars in use at six armed forces installations by up to a total 500 vehicles.
In October, the City Council of this Central Texas town voted unanimously to purchase advanced electric meters, known as smart meters, for the city-owned electric utility. But some residents resisted, and the smart meter vote played a large role in l
Better Place, the electric car network operator that aspired to transform the world’s car industry within a decade, is about to file for liquidation – an apparent victim of wanting to do too much, too soon, or just not doing it very well.
A look at possible propulsion for NASA's plan to bring an asteroid home for study.
Google's acquisition of a kite power generator manufacturer suggests a strong future for the technology.
The grid storage space is really starting to heat up.
A hydrocarbon-sorting material could replace energy-intensive oil refining steps.
MIT team finds that the ratio of component atoms is vital to performance.
You’ve heard of the Manhattan Project — the Allied research and development program that resulted in two nuclear bombs being dropped on Japan and the end of World War II —
If Rossi and Focardi’s cold fusion technology turns out to be real — if the E-Cat really has 10,000 times the energy density and 1,000 times the power density of gasoline — then the world will change, very, very quickly. Stay tuned
After a series of false dawns, the world's first commercial wave farm is to open soon. Will this be a fresh start for the technology?
At first glance, the Volkswagen XL1 is like any other supercar. It’s long and low — lower, even, than a Lamborghini Aventador — with the same alluring blend of science and art and physics.
You’ve probably heard by now about the American energy revolution.
Fisker may have designed the hybrid car sometimes called the “most beautiful of the 21st century,” but that hasn’t stopped it from teetering on the verge of bankruptcy.