Environmental benefits are not the biggest attraction to electric cars. People love to categorize things. Sometimes people categorize too quickly and too simply. Electric cars are linked to their environmental benefits and being green, but the electric cars’ performance and convenience benefits are the biggest electric car attractions for most consumers.
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An offshore wind turbine near Rostock. Germany. Germany’s impressive streak of renewable energy milestones continues, with renewable energy generation surging to a record portion — nearly 75 percent — of the country’s overall electricity demand by midday last Sunday. With wind and solar in particular filling such a huge portion of the country’s power demand, […]
Rodrigo García González, Pierre Paslier, and Guillaume Couche are London-based industrial design students who have created the Ooho, a blob-like water container made out of an edible algae membrane.
A demonstration of two sugar biobatteries connected in a series to power a digital clock. Almost all living cells break down sugar to produce energy. Researchers at Virginia Tech say they have developed a battery that can store the most energy for its weight using sugar as a fuel source by mimicking what plants and […]
Volocopter VC200 Greener transportation options have become a priority in the modern world. Greener and more efficient vehicles of all types are eventually becoming the standard. Even helicopters are becoming greener. One German company, E-volo, designed several electric helicopters, and one of its models, the Volocopter VC200, recently passed its first flight tests. (Video) […]
London’s subway will be supplying green energy to warm up more homes around the borough. A new project announced by the Islington council will redirect the heat from a Northern Line of London’s subway to vent to homes across the city, giving homeowners a new way to get through the cold season. The project will deliver […]
What happened to biofuels? Everybody was talking about biofuels a few years ago. Politicians in the U.S. saw corn ethenol as a path to “energy independence,” while greener folks preferred biodiesel made from waste cooking oil. Fans of biofuels said that these were supposed to be just a bridge to second-generation biofuels like cellulosic ethanol […]
Phil Watts conducting an experiment Working day and night in his backyard workshop, energy pioneer Phil Watts has developed a significant number of breakthrough power technologies, but none quite as significant as the “virtual battery.” The Virtual Battery Hybrid is an aggregation of 4 technologies; Thermoelectric power generation, solar thermal, ground loops and Nanofluid heat […]
Revegetation and creation of green jobs through profitable production of food, freshwater, biofuels and electricity. The Sahara Forest Project in Qatar is putting together a number of different systems in a complex project intended to “produce food, fresh water and clean energy in deserts using seawater.” The project uses a number of different systems where the waste […]
Masdar City will use solar energy and other renewables , and will be car-free. Mankind is rethinking how we build the structures we live and work in which is changing the way our cities look and feel. According to architect Philip Beesley, our cities of smooth stone and steel may become more like floating forests […]