Tag: zero emissions


Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is often promoted as a way for coal power to be made “clean”: Projects such as the in-progress Kemper power plant in Mississippi and the recently announced Petra Nova project in Texas aim to trap Read more…


Here’s the common refrain from electric vehicle skeptics: electric vehicles aren’t necessarily that much cleaner than conventional vehicles and hybrids—even though they burn no gasoline and have no tailpipe. As the argument goes, electricity produces air pollution upstream, before a Read more…


There are clear signs that electric vehicles are becoming affordable to mainstream car buyers. At the end of May, Honda announced a new lower price for all-electric Fit EV, which now has a lease price of $259 a month—reduced from Read more…


The BMW i3 represents one of the biggest parts of the manufacturer’s Project i series, which is focusing on electric city cars. The i3 is expected to be released in 2013, and converts what has been a long process of Read more…


The hydrogen-fueled Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell was one of the stars at the EcoIslands Global Summit on the Isle of Wight, UK. It was used to transport the Minister of State for Energy, John Hayes, from the ferry to the Read more…


The results of the 2012 Black & Veatch “Strategic Directions in the U.S. Electric Utility Industry Report” were released recently with plenty of media attention. Most of the headlines focused on findings surrounding our country’s future with coal (or lack Read more…


Cycling England is was a government-backed transportation research, design and development program. Since 1995 they have awakened countless sluggish British townspeople to the possibilities of pedal power. In six years the number of children cycling to school doubled and the Read more…


Ten years ago, Silicon Valley was the place to be. The brightest entrepreneurs, engineers, and venture capitalists flocked to a burgeoning number of high-tech companies to get in on the Internet boom. As a result of their collective work a Read more…


If you’ve ever traveled on a U.S. Interstate Highway at night, you’ve likely come across large numbers of trucks idling at rest areas and truck stops. Long-haul truckers are required by law to rest for 10 out of every 24 Read more…


The Zero Carbon Australia Stationary Energy Plan, a report released by the non-profit group Beyond Zero Emissions in conjunction with the University of Melbourne’s Energy Institute, provides a detailed roadmap to power Australia’s with 100-percent renewable-energy by 2020. The research Read more…

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