With $2.25 million from the federal government, Gerhard Welsch is getting the opportunity to turn his not-so-new ideas into reality - and he has the rise of electric vehicles to thank for it.
In many places, the old-fashioned streetcar is an emblem of a simpler, greener past. In Charlotte, North Carolina, it may soon be a harbinger of a greener public transportation future for historic areas.
Chinese high speed rail development once again looks to be outpacing much of the rest of the world - hitting the locomotive equivalent of a clean energy "Sputnik moment" - via news of another bullet train record being broken.
Perhaps you recall the name Konarka, an American solar tech company that’s been making waves with everything from a solar curtain wall to funky and functional Euro-styled solar bags.
General Motors is designing a two-seat vehicle that would be a perfect fit for people who don’t usually like to drive and live in densely populated cities.
Recently, we reported on China's new bullet train, thought to be the fastest in the world.
A group of British science professors and logistics experts are proposing a 'physical internet', zapping food and other supplies through underground tunnels.
Lockheed Martin is making waves for the U.S. government with its Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) pilot plant off the coast of Hawaii.
It isn't every day an announcement heralding confirmation of a new process for producing vast amounts of cheap energy comes over the transom. So, skepticism is in order.
Twenty-five million hours of computer time? That's certainly a lot of CoD: Black Ops gaming!
There's no room on the planet to expand fisheries any further, according to a new study that tracks their growth since 1950.
With widespread pessimism about the outcome of the Cancun climate summit this week, there's already one good thing that's come out of it - from Google.
Steven Chu is dropping the S-bomb. That's right: The U.S. Energy secretary is invoking Sputnik in describing the challenge the country faces from China's clean-energy drive.
The first generation of electric cars have yet to truly hit the marketplace, but Toyota is already at work on next-gen electric car batteries - along with other "eco-car" development strategies.
Mercedes-Benz is taking "green" technology to a whole new level. No, we’re not talking about hybrids or low fuel emission models, we’re talking about a brand new concept in automotive design.
Second life for electric car batteries? No, it’s not a world of electric virtual avatars - it’s a plan under development by Duke Energy and Tokyo-based cleantech ITOCHU to develop applications for spent car batteries.
To nab mobsters, law enforcement has to do business with some pretty unsavory characters. A similar reality might be at play in the U.S. government's pursuit of job-creating clean-energy projects.
Where there’s heat, there’s energy - even in the smelly exhaust that emerges from a car tailpipe.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) calls it a system that is cleaner, more efficient, reliable, resilient and responsive. We call it the smart grid.
Representatives from 200 countries are gathering in Cancun for this year's UN climate summit. But hopes aren't high that there will be any global deal as a result.