USDOE eGallon Offers Comparative EV Driving Cost

June 27, 2013


The US office of Energy has introduced a new website to help consumers compare the driving cost for an electric vehicle (or hybrid in electric mode) …

President Obama Calls for Reduction of Carbon Pollution, Outlines Climate Action Plan

June 26, 2013


President Obama has laid out a new national climate action plan in a speech given at Georgetown University. “I refuse to condemn your generation an…

Thermoelectrics May Improve Efficiency in Gasoline-Powered Cars

June 24, 2013


For a car that runs on gasoline, just one third of each gallon of fuel actually powers its systems. The rest, turned into heat, is wasted. However, n…

Sulfur Makes Safer, More Efficient Batteries

June 21, 2013


Sulfur continues to offer promise in the energy storage realm. Low- cost lithium sulfur batteries were just a research topic a few years ago, and ar…

​Multi-Technology Synergy to Grow Food in the Desert

June 20, 2013


A project in Qatar is putting together a number of different systems in a complex project intended to “produce food, fresh water and clean ener…

Former EPA Chief to Lead Apple’s Environmental Policy

June 19, 2013


Apple has recently hired former EPA chief Lisa Jackson to be its new Vice President for Environmental Initiatives. While the company has had a stron…

Tesla Repays branch of Energy Loan

June 18, 2013


While Project Better Place has met its end, the EV company Tesla Motors is gaining momentum. The company, which is gearing up to have its Model X joi…

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