Tiny solar power bikini a one off wonder

Despite its general lack of, um, surface area, a new "photovoltaic bikini" designed by Andrew Schneider apparently provides enough power to run your MP3 player.



Biofuel production worth billions to Shell

We find it interesting to watch some of the changes that big oil is making as the world demonstrates its commitment to developing renewable and clean energy sources.

China high speed rail ready for business


China looks on schedule to officially launch what is said to be the world’s longest single high speed rail. 

Whiskey becomes unique biofuel in Scotland


Fans of Scotch whiskey can now sip on their drink with the satisfaction of knowing that the beverage they are consuming may have helped generate renewable energy, feed some animals and take a chunk out of carbon emissions.



Tiny harvesters power intelligent aircraft bodies

Airplane designers have been working on sensor networks something like the human nervous system, which would run throughout the body shell and report directly to engineers when maintenance is required.

China is now the world's top energy user

When it comes to topics of energy, China certainly has been making plenty of headlines. 



Electric car chargers come to Google campus




Technology giant Google has installed more than seventy charging stations at its main campus in Mountain View, California. 



Volkswagen hovercraft is a concept dream

21-year-old designer Yuhan Zhang has been generating some serious online buzz for her concept vehicle dubbed the "Volkswagen Aqua."

Ford boosts domestic green car production


American automaker Ford has announced it will triple production capacity of electric vehicles through the year 2013.

Funky solar lamp charges your cell phone


Designer Samuel Li of Albany, New York, seems to believe in stacking functions - literally. 



Evolution won't save us from climate change

Animals and plants may not be able to keep pace with climate change by evolving, a UC Davis study suggests.

Fisker Karma hybrid showcased in Monaco


Luxury manufacturer Fisker Automotive recently debuted the first production line model of its plug-in hybrid vehicle, called the Karma, at this year’s Formula One Monaco Grand Prix. 



Ken dumps Barbie over rainforest destruction

We've had Barbie the princess, Barbie the doctor, and now we've a new model - Barbie the evil tiger killer.

10 million U.S. roofs with solar by 2020?

While the GOP controlled House was busy slashing clean energy program budgets last week, a Senate subcommittee was occupied with drafting a bill that, among other efforts, aims to make solar power system installations faster and cheaper for the nation.

MIT battery could revolutionize electric cars

MIT reckons it's overcome one of the biggest barriers to the acceptance of electric cars - the time it takes recharging them - while at the same time halving the cost of batteries.

US and Russia buddy up on smart grid

International aid and cooperation between former Cold War foes is a beautiful thing, especially when it’s focused on making the planet a greener place.

An electric hummer anyone? No really, anyone?


You probably thought you'd never see the day, but the headline is true - there's an all-electric Hummer and you can have one.

Green car sales drop way, way down

Is the green car industry pushing forward with unbridled optimism at the moment despite lackluster sales?

Is a Northwest biofuel industry possible?

An organization called Sustainable Aviation Fuels Northwest (SAFN) has released a ten-month study suggesting a sustainable aviation biofuel industry could be created in America’s Pacific Northwest.

A floating LEED first in Nevada

From medical centers to schools and hotels, all kinds of different buildings are pursuing and achieving LEED green building certification.