How to transform seaweed into biofuel

Scientists at the University of Illinois have developed a variety of yeast that significantly accelerates the transformation of seaweed into biofuel. It’s a welcome development in an industry that wasn’t seeing much progress.

Alaska’s tides scouted for clean energy

Last summer, we reported on the progress of a novel hydrokinetic river turbine on the Yukon River. 



Bloom Boxes powering NTT data center

NTT America, a subsidiary of Japanese telecom giant NTT, has selected Bloom Energy Servers to power its new Silicon Valley data center. 



Clean energy to power an entire island

The small island of El Hierro – iron in Spanish – is located in the Canary Islands 1,500 miles off the coast of Spain.

GE takes electric cars on feel good tour

General Electric (GE) has a general interest in all things electric, the future of the electric vehicle (EV) in particular. 



Supercomputers think about clean energy

Twenty-five million hours of computer time? That's certainly a lot of CoD: Black Ops gaming!

Is this our clean energy Sputnik moment?


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.

Are clean energy dollars going to polluters?

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.


Google: All your electricity belongs to us

The US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has approved Google's request to buy and sell electricity.