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? 



Hurricane Irene didn’t kill wave energy

With all the damage and destruction wrought by Hurricane Irene recently, one can't help but wonder from a green technology perspective how all of those clean energy installations in the storm’s wake fared.

High altitude wind energy gets analyzed

Wind turbine power technology has certainly come a long way over the centuries.

Wave-powered generator ready for prime time?


SDE Energy, the manufacturer of a wave-powered hydraulic generator, claims its technology can produce electricity cheaper than other renewables.

Bacteria generate electricity from waste


Five percent of the electricity consumed in the United States is used to power our water infrastructure.

Cutting soot emissions could be climate quick fix

Reducing soot emissions from diesel engines and other sources could be the fastest, most economical way to slow the melting of Arctic sea ice, researchers say.

Nitrogen in rocks could help counter climate change

Researchers have discovered that forest trees can tap into the nitrogen found in rocks, boosting their growth and allowing them to take up more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

Bringing advanced biofuels to the real world

"Advanced biofuels," as defined by the Energy Independence and Security Act, are renewable fuels that produce at least 50 percent less greenhouse gas emissions than the fossil fuels they replace.

New alloy could split water to make fuel

A team of Kentucky scientists has found a way to 'tweak' an inexpensive semiconductor to generate hydrogen from water using sunlight.

Eco-Helix turns waster heat into electricity

According to the Department of Energy and Climate Change, households in the United Kingdom use the equivalent of 7.6 million tons of oil per year to heat water. 



Audi Urban EV concept has nice curves

German automaker Audi is set to unveil what they're calling a completely new kind of concept car that's so innovative they've yet to actually build it. 



Navy missile test base ditching diesel


Whether you're a fan of the U.S. military or not, there's no denying its role in driving cleantech innovation and deployment, from embracing solar power on the front lines to testing energy-efficient lighting systems closer to home.