Electric cars get an add on option

Swiss automaker Rinspeed has, in the past, offered some concept cars that could only be described as "interesting."

Greenpeace forgives Facebook after clean power pledge

Tis the season of peace on Earth and goodwill to all men - and Greenpeace and Facebook have finally laid down their cudgels and made friends.

Clean energy military engagement a positive action

Progressives have never been very good about admitting - let alone claiming - victory.

That Rainbow Roll safe? Check the Safe Sushi app

If you love eating sushi, but worry about high mercury levels in fish, there is a new app that can help. 

Green car demand projected to jump

Consumer demand for electric and hybrid vehicles is ripe around the globe.

Get on your bike and save the world?

The European Cyclists' Federation has taken the trouble to calculate just how far greenhouse gas emissions could be cut if we all followed their example.

California to deploy CO2 monitoring stations

Next time you check the weather on your desktop icon or mobile phone app, will you be ale to get an update on the carbon dioxide and methane concentrations in the air, as well?

Greenland lifts as ice sheet melts

Greenland's bedrock rose by more than three quarters of an inch in some places, following 2010's major loss of ice.

Study claims solar power is more viable than ever

Many analysts claim that solar power for the masses is simply not cost effective, and therefore not a realistic option for most power requirements.

Smart cities need to get smarter

Sure, smart grid systems are popular with green geeks, but for the populace at large - and the municipalities that serve them - the benefits of smart technology initiatives such as this aren’t all that obvious or immediate. 

Clean energy hauls in $1 trillion since '04

It might have been a biomass cogeneration plant in Brazil, or a wind farm in Mexico. 

Or perhaps that solar thermal plant in Morocco.

Big climate change could happen fast - and soon

New research from NASA into the Earth's paleoclimate history indicates we could be facing rapid climate change this century, including sea level rises of many meters.

Billionaire Buffet jumps into big solar

MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company, the energy giant owned by Warren Buffett-controlled Berkshire Hathaway, is leaping into solar power in a big way. 

DeLorean electric car lightens the load

The resurrection of the once-iconic DeLorean Motor Company brand is creeping forward.

Navy buying 450,000 gallons of biofuels

The U.S. Navy’s steadily growing biofuels program is taking a leap forward with the purchase of 450,000 gallons of plant-based fuel that will help power a carrier group during big maritime exercises next summer.

Study: US biofuels policy a fail

The U.S. government has thrown billions of dollars in support behind the biofuels industry, in the form of mandates and loan guarantees (and, again, here), in the hopes of weaning the country off foreign oil and cutting greenhouse gas emissions.

Soapy beads offer cheap energy storage

Indian scientists have come up with a cheap way of storing the sun's heat and then releasing it slowly through the night.

Carbon emissions reach record high

Global carbon emissions have hit a record 10 billion tons, rising by 49 per cent in the last two decades.

Jet biofuels get $7.7M boost From FAA

When the American airline industry began a short stint of demo flights with biofuels in early November, Alaska Air Group head man Bill Ayer had a simple statement regarding the future of such efforts.

US Defense Department a cleantech hotbed

The idea of a fighting force showing cleantech savvy seems to make heads spin, but for better or for worse the U.S. military might just be our best proving ground for new technologies.