New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said that New York City plans to
spend $2.3 billion in an attempt to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
from municipal buildings and operations by 30% in 30 years.
Former oil tycoon Thomas Boone Pickens believes that the gas guzzling
U.S. needs a serious oil intervention. To help to end our dependence
upon the Saudi oil, today Pickens launched his “Pickens Plan” that
envisions the U.S. to become “the Saudi Arabia of wind power”.
General Motors wants solar panel bragging rights and is installing
millions of square feet of photovoltaic panels at its Zaragoza Spain
car factory. The company is rolling in 85000 panels covering
approximately two million square feet. In a press conference this
week, GM said the panels will produce 12 megawatts of electricity which
is enough to power 4600 households or one-third of the factory.
Gordon Murray, known as designer of Brabham Formula 1 racers in the
1970s and 80s as well as the designer of the McLaren F1 and Mercedes
SLR McLaren supercars, is not really the guy from whom you would expect
a green car. But that is exactly what Murray has developed over the
past years: The designer aims to change the face of auto production and
the way the auto affects the environment.
Opinion - The discussion and debate over the state of our nation’s
energy independence is in full swing. The Republicans are taking an
offensive approach and attacking the concepts that are involved in
Obama’s energy plan. Unfortunately, John McCain isn’t doing such a
great job at pronouncing his own energy plan’s name. With the concept
of offshore drilling becoming more popular and more acceptable among
the general public, it still has the candidates divided.
Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have
found a way to develop 25 nm chip structures with a common lithography
process, indicating that chip manufacturers will be able to push out
the adoption of an expensive Extreme Ultraviolet (EUV) lithography
manufacturing process by another chip generation.
It is quite apparent that the biofuel manufacturers is taking a beating
these days with accusations that the industry is causing food prices to
jump. Now the Guardian cites a leaked a World Bank report claiming that
biofuels have caused the cost of food to rise by about 75% - which is
significantly higher than the single-digit numbers we have heard so