The Texas Senate approved a $500 million rebate scheme which householders and companies can use to install photovoltaic (PV) solar panels.
It’s April 22, and there is absolutely no way I could have possibly
forgotten. For the past couple of weeks my e-mail inbox and
unfortunately even my postal mailbox has been flooded with marketing
materials. Promotions for eco-friendly and green products, sales in the
name of the special day, it would seem that as many corporations and
businesses as possible are trying to capitalize on the event, which was
originally established in 1970 as a grassroots attempt to gain
You never know what you might find when you go rooting around on a
garbage dump, and US scientists reckon they have struck black gold.
Some of the world's greatest rivers - including the Ganges, the Niger,
the Yellow River and the Colorado River - are drying up. The reduced
flows are in many cases associated with climate change, say
researchers, and potentially threaten future supplies of food and water
Japanese firm Sanyo said it has released a hybrid bicycle which with
the aid of its Eneloop battery can help you pedal half as hard to get
where you want to go to.
With a vehicle body made from potatoes, a steering wheel made from
carrots, the ability to run on waste chocolate and vegetable oil, the
140 mph Environ-MENTAL is the first formula 3 race car designed from
materials that are both sustainable and renewable.
World leaders need to get their skates on if they are to stop the central Arctic being turned into an industrial wasteland as its sea ice retreats.
A survey released by MSN Green claims that 70 percent of the population of the USA don't use a kitchen composter and don't limit toilet flushes to save water.
There is no day without some news about how many emissions are caused by a
certain circumstance in our lives. So, it was just a matter of time
when we would get some indication of how virtual spam is polluting our
real environment. The numbers are convincing and yes, it is bad. But
how much truth and real life usage is in those numbers?
This one may make you speechless. It is so obvious in its idea that you
wonder why no one else has thought of it before, yet it sounds like a
plot from a 1960s science fiction movie: Collect solar energy in space,
convert it into radio signals, send it down to Earth and change it into
Progressive Insurance is hosting the Automobile X-Prize, which has now announced the full list of registered teams who have been accepted into the competition. The 111 separate teams include 136 vehicles, 14 different fuel sources, with 25 states in the U.S. represented, and 11 countries in all. The $10 million prize will be given to the team that not only makes it beyond 100 mpg in a four-passenger car, but also does it the fastest.
New Energy Technologies claims to have developed a device that is able
to harvest the kinetic energy from moving vehicles and convert it into
electricity. One day, the company believes, its MotionPower device
could be efficient enough to be powering street lights and roadway
Segway and General Motors (GM) describe it as Project PUMA, but there
is really other way to describe this device as a Segway scooter with
two seats and a roof. It is just a prototype at this time, but if this
vehicle becomes a reality it may not only give GM better cards when
dealing with the government and its bailout, but also make us rethink
how we get around town.
Earlier today we learned about the massive retreat of glaciers in
Antarctica and now we are hearing from NASA that average Arctic sea ice
coverage is decreasing at a stunning pace. Thin seasonal ice – ice that
melts and re-freezes every year - now makes up about 70% of arctic ice
in the winter, up from only 40 to 50% in the 1980s and 1990s.
Antarctica’s glaciers may be retreating at a much faster pace than
previously believed, a new study released by the U.S. Geological Survey
(USGS) indicates. One major ice shelf has completely disappeared and
another shelf three times the size of Rhode Island has broken off since
1986, the maps reveal.
Sharp has introduced a line of scalable 1800 lumen LED-based lighting fixtures
appropriate for permanent outdoor use (roughly the same illumination as
a traditional 250 Watt flood light per head). While two of the three
models introduced are traditional AC power units which would sit atop
utility poles, one model can operate on either AC power, or DC from
power stored by an included solar panel and battery assembly.
It was reported and presented during a meeting of the American Chemical Society that researchers from the U.S. Navy's Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center (SPAWAR) have observed lab-controlled cold fusion. Whether or not it's possible to create and manage cold fusion is a subject debated endlessly since 1989 when Martin Fleishmann and Stanly Pons claimed to have achieved cold fusion within the confines of their laboratory.
Taiwan's government has approved a 5-year budget of US$8.8 billion (NT$30 billion) for the support of the nation's "renewable R&D projects". A specific focus is given to the solar energy and LED industries, according to DigiTimes.
Microsoft jumps on the green train and says that it intends to cut
almost one third of the carbon emissions caused by the company today.
The President of Maldives, Mohamed Nasheed, said Sunday in a statement, that within the next ten years the Maldives, an island nation located in the Indian Ocean, has plans to shift entirely to renewable energy sources in an effort to become the world's first carbon-neutral country. "We aim to become carbon-neutral in a decade," he said.