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Ethanol Is Now

Ethanol Is Now

The line of exotic and sophisticated sports cars in the American Le Mans Series all have ethanol coursing through their veins, as do the 240 mph missiles that thrill the country at Indianapolis every year.
SDG&E Adds 20 MW of Renewable Energy via Biomass

SDG&E Adds 20 MW of Renewable Energy via Biomass

San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) has contracted to purchase 20 megawatts (MW) of biomass electricity from Bull Moose Energy LLC (BME), beginning in 2008. The Bull Moose Energy facility, expected to be located in the southern area of San Diego County, will gasify green waste, such as tree trimmings, to generate enough electricity to power 13,000 homes beginning in 2008.
ICP Global Sweeps Awards

ICP Global Sweeps Awards

ICP Global Technologies, manufacturers of the iSun portable solar charger, have returned from the 31st International Exhibition of Inventions held from April 9 to the 13 in Geneva with three awards: The Gold medal with jury praises in the Environment and Energy category, the International Press Grand Prize and The City of Geneva Prize.
Help Them Help You: IKEA to Donate Solar Lighting to Refugees with Each LED Bulb Purchase

Help Them Help You: IKEA to Donate Solar Lighting to Refugees with Each LED Bulb Purchase

For the 10.5 million refugees around the globe, much of their lives are spent in the dark. This presents a major threat to refugees (half of which are children), and makes daily survival activities such as gathering food and water extremely dangerous. And the situation is only getting worse. In 2013 alone, more than 2 million people became refugees, “a […]
Climate Change: What Will You Do?

Climate Change: What Will You Do?

It’s midnight and you’re waiting for the subway when you notice that two men are fighting down the platform from you. One man has the other on the ground with his head inching closer to the edge of the platform. The station sign says the train will arrive in 2 minutes. You keep watching, thinking that they will eventually sort […]
Harnessing Wind Energy in Eritrea

Harnessing Wind Energy in Eritrea

Berkeley Lab scientists are helping Eritrea (population 4.5 million, average annual income $250 per person) embark on a $3.8 million pilot project to determine whether energy for the nation can be derived from wind-powered turbines. Eritrea, an African nation that won its independence from Ethiopia in 1991, is intent upon generating as much as 50 percent of the nation's grid electricity via wind power.
Solid Oxide Fuel Cells Get Government Support

Solid Oxide Fuel Cells Get Government Support

Researchers developing solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) systems have some good working days ahead of them. A new phase of research grants was awarded from the U.S. Department of Energy to help forward the technology that should make zero-emissions energy more available to the commercial market.
Energy Education Grants Target California Teachers

Energy Education Grants Target California Teachers

Energy education is becoming as common as math and science in the classroom, and teachers in California can win a bit of direct market support. British Petroleum (BP) America announced the 2005 "A+ for Energy" grant program, which will awards $2 million in grants and scholarships to California K-12 teachers who implement creative educational programs that teach energy basics and energy conservation.
Introducing the Solar Tree

Introducing the Solar Tree

The streets of Europe could soon be lit by solar energy due to the fact that a solar tree prototype recently passed a key test phase.
Stanford Engineers Create a Low-cost Battery for Storing Renewable Energy

Stanford Engineers Create a Low-cost Battery for Storing Renewable Energy

A battery made with urea, commonly found in fertilizers and mammal urine, could provide a low-cost way of storing energy produced through solar power or other forms of renewable energy for consumption during off hours.