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Cheaper, Farther, Stronger — A New Car Battery Design Is Ready for Testing

Thursday, March 8, 2012
Cheaper, Farther, Stronger — A New Car Battery Design Is Ready for Testing

A small company has developed a battery module, that, assembled into an electric car battery, could double, and even triple the range of current batteries at half the price. Read More...

China Tackles the Electric Car at the Plug

Tuesday, December 27, 2011
China Tackles the Electric Car at the Plug

China is undergoing electric car technology growing pains, but the industry there has a special ally in the powerful electric companies, which may change the game. Starting with charging stations, the Chinese may yet finesse the technology and dominate it. Read More...

Self-Sufficient Biovillages Live Energy-Independent

Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Self-Sufficient Biovillages Live Energy-Independent

Germany is leading the way with "biovillages," towns that generate all their heating energy and electricity from farm waste, manure, crop leavings, wood chips and the like. The setup not only saves the inhabitants tons of money, the towns produce income by selling surplus power to the national grid. Read More...

NY City To Ease Building Regulations for Green Building Elements

Monday, December 12, 2011
NY City To Ease Building Regulations for Green Building Elements

New York City is preparing to allow a broad range of exceptions to its stringent building code for improvements to buildings that will make them healthier and cheaper to run while emitting less carbon. The City calls the new rules "Green Zone" regulations. Read More...

Doing the Right Environmental Thing Really Does Save Building Owners Money

Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Doing the Right Environmental Thing Really Does Save Building Owners Money

There's a new study that proves what we know: making your building more energy efficient really saves you a lot of money. Read More...

New Solar Technology Radically Lowers Price per Watt

Saturday, November 5, 2011
New Solar Technology Radically Lowers Price per Watt

Getting the price of solar down to where it can compete with fossil fuels per watt generated is crucial for our future. Optical cavity furnace technology, developed under the aegis of the NRE, takes us a big step down that road. Read More...

Market Risks are Seen in Energy Innovations

Friday, September 16, 2011
Market Risks are Seen in Energy Innovations

The problems that are besetting our alternative energy industries stem from market forces whose groundworks were laid back in the 1980's. Read More...

GREEN BOOKS

Water: Our Most Precious Resource: by Marc Devilliers. This highly readable report on the looming global water crisis is amazingly informative on water issues around the world from China to Texas.

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