• Photovoltaic solar power field at Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee

    Sometimes a picture is truly worth a thousand words. In the case of the rapidly rising rate of solar installations for electricity generation, numerous forecasts by internationally respected bodies have proven woefully conservative. The chart in the tweet below, created by Auke Hoekstra at the Technical University of Eindhoven, The Netherlands, shows it better than words ever could. DON'T MISS: Big energy hugely underestimates electric cars, renewable power He first tweeted it in mid-May, and it quickly made the rounds of Twitter's renewable energy circles. Hoekstra simply looked at...

  • Carice Mk1 electric sports car (Images: Carice Cars)
    Carice Electric Sports Car Is Tiny, Beautiful, Kinda Expensive

    Electric sports cars are not a major priority for automakers right now. Traditionally, sports cars of any sort don't sell in huge numbers (Mazda's Miata is still shy of a million units and it's a quarter century old now) so electric ones are even more of a niche. That means it's up to companies...

  • Delft University of Technology students and their DUT13 electric car
    Electric-Car 0-To-60-MPH Record Smashed--By Dutch Students

    A team of students from the Delft University of Technology built an electric car than can out accelerate all others.

  • Air purifying concrete
    Dutch Scientists Develop Concrete That Cleans The Air

    When it comes to air pollution, most attempts to reduce it look at the source rather than after-treatment. Making new cars cleaner and more efficient is only part of the solution; finding ways to treat the pollution coming out of older cars is just as important and there are already millions of...

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