Sure, a lot of big-shot auto execs believe sales of traditional gas-powered vehicles will peak before 2020, and are focusing their energies on electric vehicles (EVs) instead. But what do ordinary Americans believe when it comes to EVs?
Many people are increasingly aware that the traditional incandescent light bulb is on life-support, and IKEA, it seems, has decided to pull the plug.
California's energy policies aimed at curbing greenhouse gas emissions are making plug-in hybrid vehicles uneconomical.
Ford didn't make its plug-in C-MAX Energi roll out on the runway at the North American International Auto Show all alone.
Last year tied with 2005 as the warmest year on record, according to data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
Solar-powered microelectronics? Not unusual.
But a solar-powered microchip with no battery - that is to say, a chip with the solar cell integrated into it and running directly off available light - now that's a breakthrough.
Four Loko, the blend of alcohol, caffeine, and what tastes suspiciously like antifreeze, has often been described as "motor oil" by those who have had the pleasure of drinking it.
Noting that some 3 billion USB-enabled devices shipped in 2009 - and that the figure could rise to 4 billion - Duracell announced a new line of portable power inverters and laptop power adapters ready to fire up the gizmos.
Futuristic, funky, green powered and recyclable - that's the Komb house by Karim Rashid, who believes that "design is about the betterment of our lives poetically, aesthetically, experientially, sensorially, and emotionally."
Even under the best-case scenarios, rising CO2 levels in the Earth's atmosphere will cause unstoppable effects to the climate for at least the next 1,000 years, say Canadian researchers.
Word began to leak out more than a year ago that Toyota would grow its line of hybrids under the Prius name, transforming it from a mere model into a brand itself.
Pike Research is out with a forecast for electric vehicles for 2011 that doesn't quite suggest the fuzzy, question-filled market will gain perfect clarity, but does predict a "year in which many … answers will come into greater focus."
New tests of methane levels in the Gulf of Mexico have surprised scientists by revealing near-normal amounts. The team had expected levels to remain high for years.
The earth's atmosphere seems to be better at ridding itself of pollutants than had previously been realized.
If big business can snag attention with electronic billboards, why not the little guy, too?
A Tel Aviv University team has shown that a type of hornet has a body that acts as a photo-voltaic cell, converting the sun's energy into electricity.
AC adapters left plugged in but not charging a device? That's just pure, unmitigated waste, the most evil form of vampire power in existence.
And that's what Freescale Semiconductor said it's ready to vanquish.
It's cute, it's green and it's bound to turn heads in the delivery business - it's the Honda EV-neo electric scooter, and as of now, it's available for lease sales in Japan.
University of Utah researchers have developed a new way to purify water: zap microbes with electricity until they do the job for you.
Using carbon nanotubes and DNA, researchers have created a new type of solar cell designed to self-repair like natural photosynthetic systems in plants.