Author: Crisp Green


A new type of transparent solar film developed by the U.S. Department of Energy could turn windows into clean electricity generators. Harnessing the power of the sun means placing solar collection devices where they are most likely to be in Read more…


New research shows that the wind turbines’ color could be the key to avoiding wildlife deaths. Conservationists’ biggest criticism of wind turbines placed in natural areas is that the swirling blades can be deadly for birds,


Being a jet-setter is one of the fastest ways to rack up a hefty carbon-footprint, but these airports are helping travelers lighten the load.


Between the recent 2010 Australian International Motor Show and the upcoming 2010 LA Auto Show, electric vehicle enthusiasts are a-flutter with the electric concept cars offered up by two major manufacturers. Nissan, which only recently made headlines by revealing the Read more…


As the Obama Administration pushes for high-speed rail networks across the country, Germany’s Siemens has secured a place for its Valero ICE trains in the Sunshine State. Earlier this month, Siemens presented its vision of U.S. high-speed rail to the Read more…


With $50 and some elbow grease, a Purdue student created a hybrid vehicle that could inspire a generation of alternative motorists. Purdue junior and physics major Tony Coiro spent $2,500 redesigning and retrofitting the used 1978 Suzuki motorcycle, and ended Read more…


Using fallen leaves and discarded plastic bottles, two designers have created a recycled material that could turn buildings into automatic rainwater collection systems. Thousands of gallons of free water fall on roofs, parking lots, and sidewalks every day only to Read more…


By imagining the entire body of the car as one giant battery, designers of Sweden’s safest car may have found a way to make EVs lighter and more powerful. Batteries for electric cars are bulky and heavy. Adding batteries in Read more…


In an effort to make people in Angkor Wat, Cambodia more comfortable while walking the streets at night, avant garde Nothing Design Group created the tree-like solar lamps in partnership with Asiana Airlines and Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA). Angkor Wat Read more…


Everyone’s heard of solar, wind, and hydro power, but that hasn’t stopped alternative energy researchers from thinking (way) outside the box for more ways to produce heat and electricity. Even though the world is still trying to wrap its head Read more…


Green cars are going to be bigger than renewable energy, we heard yesterday. HSBC reckons 8.65m electric vehicles and 9.23m plug-in and hybrid electric vehicles will be sold globally in 2020, up from around 5,000 and 657,000 respectively last year. Read more…


The “Windy City” lives up to its name as Chicago’s newest parking garage becomes the first to generate it’s own energy with spinning vertical wind turbines. You might generally associate parking garages with the stark cement-c0lored monotony that most people Read more…


When most people look out on the hot, dry desert, they see the potential for a serious sunburn and probably a mirage or two. When Chilean entrepreneur Mario Llanis looks out on the cactus-riddled desert of his native country, he Read more…

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