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Hydro-power reservoirs emit methane, a greenhouse gas: no free lunch?

Hydro-power reservoirs emit methane, a greenhouse gas: no free lunch?

The energy sources used to generate grid electricity can be a major source of greenhouse-gas emissions, and thus they affect the environmental impact of electric cars. The cleaner the electricity used to charge an electric car, the cleaner that car becomes in operation. And among potential energy... read more

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Rendering of solar installations at Toyota North America headquarters, Plano, Texas

Solar panels at Toyota's new Texas HQ to provide 25 percent of its electricity

Texas may be known as an oil state, but it's also a sprawling and sunny state, making it a good place to set up solar panels. Toyota hopes to take advantage of that when it... read more June 13, 2016 by

Santiago, Chile, by Flickr user alobos Life (Used under CC License)

Chile is giving away solar energy, for free, because it has so much

Chile has a problem with its solar industry. It's not that the industry can't meet electricity demand for the South American country—quite the opposite, in fact. There... read more June 8, 2016 by

FuelCell Energy fuel-cell power plant (Photo by FuelCell Energy)

Exxon backs carbon-capture technology to feed fuel cells

ExxonMobil is backing a new process that would capture carbon dioxide from power plants, and use it to feed fuel cells. The oil giant announced Thursday that it is expanding... read more May 8, 2016 by

Ontario Power Generation Nanticoke Generating Station coal power plant

North America's largest coal power plant to become 44-MW solar farm

Here's a turn of events that should make renewable-energy advocates smile. Located on the shores of Lake Erie, the Ontario Power Generation Nanticoke Generating Station was... read more March 16, 2016 by

Bill Gates

Bill Gates, Other Billionaires Invest To Advance Clean Energy

This week, representatives from world governments are meeting in Paris for the much-anticipated United Nations summit on climate change. Ahead of those talks--which are... read more December 1, 2015 by

Carbon nanitube optical rectenna [Image: Rob Felt, Georgia Tech]

From Sunlight To Electricity: First Optical Rectenna Created In Lab

It's been the dream of visionaries for decades: Sunlight converted into direct current to use for recharging emission-free electric cars. Photovoltaic cells offer that... read more October 12, 2015 by

Neradlize eRadiator

Computers To Heat Your Home? Startup Nerdalize Distributes Server Farms To Dutch Residences

Most discussions of alternative energy tend to focus on natural sources, such as wind and solar. Perhaps it's fitting that we tend to look to nature as an antidote for the... read more May 25, 2015 by

Wind farm, by Flickr user Patrick Finnegan (Used under CC License)

Wind, Natural Gas, Solar Provide More U.S. Power, Replacing Coal

One of the advantages of electric cars is that they get cleaner as the emissions associated with generating the electricity to power them decrease. And the good news for... read more April 28, 2015 by

Arenal volcano, Costa Rica, by Flickr user Adam Baker (Used under CC License)

What Country Powered Itself Entirely On Renewable Energy For 75 Days?

The idea of an electricity grid powered entirely by renewable energy may seem like a utopian dream, but one country has recently achieved it, albeit briefly. That would be... read more March 26, 2015 by

George Matick Chevrolet, Redford, Michigan

GM Lauds Greenest Dealers, Shares Best Practices For Cutting Energy Use

As cars get greener, the environmental impact of the infrastructure used to sell them is getting increased attention. Making dealerships greener can not only lower the... read more January 26, 2015 by

2015 Honda Fit  -  First Drive

New Honda 'Green Dealer Guide' Spells Out Energy Efficiency For Dealership Buildings

As global attention increasingly focuses on all facets of sustainability, more attention is being paid to the infrastructure that manufactures and sells cars and trucks... read more December 11, 2014 by

Photovoltaic solar power field at Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee

Some Solar, Wind Power Competes With Natural Gas Without Incentives: Study

Fossil fuels have been an integral part of the industrialized world since it began 250 years ago. While renewable, carbon-free energy sources have long been viewed as the... read more September 18, 2014 by

Photovoltaic solar panels on roof of Honda Smart Home at UC-Davis, California

Honda Opens Demonstration Smart Home, With Fit EV Electric Car In Garage

Most of us think "Honda" and bring up economy cars, perhaps lawnmowers, or even portable generators. Complete houses aren't usually on the list. Yesterday, though, the... read more March 26, 2014 by

wind farm

Long-Lived Clean Power: Wind Turbines Last 25 Years, Study Says

In the search for clean energy, wind power appears to be one of the most promising avenues, along with solar. But to be a reliable source of electricity, individual wind... read more February 23, 2014 by

2013 Scion iQ EV hits the U.S.

Toyota: No More Plug-In Electric Cars If Electricity Doesn't Get Cleaner (In Europe)?

European buyers waiting for an electric Toyota may have quite some time to wait--until the electric grid cleans up, basically. That's the word from Toyota Europe, which says... read more June 11, 2013 by 25


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