Toyota Prius V gets new sales date

Automaker Toyota has announced a new on-sale date for its new Prius V. 
We first noted the vehicle’s specifications at this year’s Detroit Auto Show, originally planned to become available later this summer.

Biodegradeable products may be more harmful to the environment

Think you're doing the right thing by using biodegradeable products? Think again.

E-waste recycling is risk to human health

Open-air e-waste dismantling sites should be banned, say researchers, as new evidence shows they pollute the atmosphere and could have a significant effect on human health.

Global warming may help trees store more carbon

It's been known for a while that global warming speeds the decomposition of organic matter in soil, speeding up carbon dioxide release.

CO2 emissions hit record high

After 2009's dip in carbon emissions caused by the world economic crisis, levels hit a record high last year.

Air Force Thunderbirds fly show on biofuel

Two of the Air Force’s Thunderbirds aerial team members recently flew their F-16s in a Department of Defense aerial team show running on a blend of camelina-based biofuel and regular jet fuel.

Electric car infrastructure could be costly

Findings from a new consumer study from Accenture suggest that the majority of global buyers are willing to purchase an electric vehicle or plug-in hybrid.

Formula 1 electric racing car hits 162 MPH

FCI, a global electric connector manufacturer, has signed a partnership with Formulec to sponsor its Formula 1 electric race car. 



MIT persuades algae to make hydrogen fuel

Scientists at MIT, Tel Aviv University and the US National Renewable Energy Laboratory say they've found a way to use algae to make four times as much fuel as before.

Do remanufactured products use more energy?

It stands to reason that remanufacturing a product – rather than manufacturing a new one from scratch – saves energy. Right?

Electricity could be generated from bacteria

It could soon be possible to use bacteria to generate energy, following a discovery by scientists at the University of East Anglia.

Hydrogen energy process made more efficient

Hydrogen could end up playing a big role in the world’s future energy production.

Renault's Twizy is a $10,000 EV

French automaker Renault has opened reservations for its Twizy electric vehicle, which is manufactured in Spain and expected to go on-sale in the European market sometime at the end of this year.


Are plants more efficient than solar panels?

A debate rages in the scientific community over which is more efficient at harvesting solar energy: a plant or a solar cell?

Is offshore wind power ready for prime time?

We recently covered a report from Pike Research which predicts a big surge forward for offshore wind energy, estimating a growth in total installed capacity from 4.1 gigawatts to 70.1 gigawatts by the end of 2017.

Electric car maker Arcimoto drives long road


In the far and wide ranging electric car industry there are full sized vehicles, like the Nissan Leaf, and low speed, golf cart like vehicles (LSV) only meant for neighborhood driving. 



Spongy carbon an energy storage breakthrough?

Scientific efforts to create new high performance, efficient energy storage technologies may be taking a pretty big leap forward according to researchers at The University of Texas.



Team finds simple way to split hydrogen from water

Splitting water to create renewable energy could be simpler than previously thought, says an international team led by Australia's Monash University.

Greenhouse gases threaten mass mortality in oceans

High levels of greenhouse gases could kill off life in the oceans in the same way as happened during prehistoric times, geologists warn.

Solar panel boosts efficiency four-fold

A University of Missouri engineer has developed a flexible solar sheet that captures more than 90 percent of available light - compared with the 20 percent or so achieved by most current solar panels.