Oregon gets serious about wave energy

The wave-power project unfolding in Oregon has a new big-name player.

Opel revs up RAK e concept car

Only a few days ago we reported that the GM subsidiary manufacturer in Europe Opel was announcing details of its new electric concept car at the Frankfurt Motor Show 2011.

Arctic sea ice cover is second-lowest ever

Arctic sea ice has reached its second-lowest level since satellite observations began over 30 years ago, scierntists at the University of Colorado Boulder's National Snow and Ice Data Center say.

How to combat water scarcity

A biomedical engineer has formulated a new paper on rainwater harvesting to combat the very real issue of water scarcity.

Mercedes rolls out F 125 concept car

Luxury automobile manufacturer Mercedes Benz is celebrating 125 years in business and debuting a brand new futuristic hydrogen fuel cell vehicle in Germany at the Frankfurt Motor Show 2011 to mark the auspicious occasion.


'Artificial volcano' to be built in Norfolk field

A team of British scientists is to build what amounts to an artificial volcano, pumping sulphate particles into the atmosphere.

Underground CO2 storage safe, say scientists

Storing carbon dioxide underground poses little threat to health, scientists from the University of Edinburgh claim.

Introducing the iRacer prototype

Racing electric vehicles - cars, motorcycles, scooters - continue to grow by leaps and bounds with new technology, new speed records and new racing opportunities.

Is solar an economic bright spot?

The United States domestic solar industry continues to be a bright spot in an otherwise down economy, according to a recent report by Solar Energy Industries Association and GTM Research.


Meet the Solaris solar car concept

When Mazda and Australia‘s Aurora Solar Vehicle Association get together, it would appear, very good things happen, at least insofar as Aurora Survivor 2050 solar car competition goes.

New biofuels feedstocks are water hogs

Many energy researchers and environmental advocates are excited about the potential for biofuel producers to make the switch from corn to feedstocks based on large grasses like miscanthus or switchgrass. 



We're energy dummies, IBM study says


A recent study by IBM claims that energy consumers around the globe do not have the basic information or the proper incentives to make better energy choices.

Extreme weather events on the rise, says climate group

Climate change is loading the dice in favor of extreme weather events like Huricane Irene, a new report suggests.

Google reveals carbon footprint

In an effort to push cloud-based services, Google has revealed its power consumption figures for the first time.

Biden touts ARPA-E successes

The Solyndra collapse was a punch to the gut in the Obama administration's efforts to forge a new green economy, but the administration is making a case that not all the news these days is bad.

Pole-to-pole flights give new picture of greenhouse gases

A three-year series of research flights from the Arctic to the Antarctic comes to an end this week, completing an unprecedented survey of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.

Biofuel production hits all-time high 


Worldwide production of biofuels hit an all-time high in 2010, according to numbers released from Worldwatch Institute's Climate and Energy Program. 



Dust to dust, gunk to gunk

A Scottish firm has come up with what it calls an environmentally friendly alternative to cremation, which involves breaking the body down with hot water and potassium hydroxide.

Ford fine tunes Electric Focus

Ford is looking to release its new electric car, the Focus Electric, for the 2012 model year. 



Clean energy or fossil fuel?

Create new, renewable electricity systems or continue expanding the current fossil fuel electricity infrastructure?