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Form4 Architecture Breaks Ground on Sustainable Technology Park with Sweeping Curves

Form4 Architecture’s project, <i>Innovation Curve Technology Park</i>, has been honored by the Green Good Design Awards presented by The European Centre for …

Renewables more affordable? The price of solar is declining to unprecedented lows

Despite already low costs, the installed price of solar fell by 5 to 12 percent in 2015<p><i>This article was originally published by Scientific American.</i><p>The installed price of solar energy has declined significantly in recent years as policy and market forces have driven more and more solar …

Germany Had So Much Renewable Energy It Had to Pay Customers to Use It

Renewable energy generation hit a high in Germany Sunday, with commercial power consumers being paid to use electricity for a few hours.<p>Around midday …

Renewable Energy

Falling coal use in China and the US and a shift towards renewable energy globally saw energy emissions level for the second year running, says IEA<p>Falling coal use in China and the US and a worldwide shift towards renewable energy have kept greenhouse gas emissions level for a second year running, …

Renewable Energy

22 Amazing Renewable Energy Projects That Pave The Way to a Cleaner Future

There’s a growing demand for greener, safer renewable energy sources. Sun, wind, water, biomass, waves and tides, and the heat of the soil, all …

Hydroelectric Power

Las Vegas gambles on green with world's first solar-kinetic street lights

Las Vegas is gambling on green, making a big bet on clean energy with a plan to go 100 percent renewable. Most recently, a massive new solar plant in …

DroneBox Is A Nest For Drones

Step 1: Put a drone in a box<p>Drones are a set of limitations that fly. Batteries limit how far drones can go, memory limits how much a drone can record, signal strength (and the lack thereof) limits how far drones can fly. The DroneBox, presented by H3 Dynamics at last week’s Singapore Air Show, is …

Singapore's artificial natural paradise

Singapore is one of the most densely-populated states on earth. It's also growing. Through reclamation its landmass has grown by an estimated 24 percent since 1960, with 5 percent (37 square kilometers or 14 square miles) added in the past 15 years alone. This artificial growth is fueled by …

Landscaping

France to pave 1000km of roads with solar panels

<b>Over the next five years, France will install some 621 miles (1,000km) of solar roadway using Colas' Wattway solar pavement.</b><p>Solar freakin' roadways! …

Clean Energy

Breakthough in lithium-air batteries

Lithium-air batteries excite alternative energy fans because they can store up to ten times the energy of today's lithium-ion batteries, an energy …

Fly From New York To Dubai In 22 Minutes On Board This Hypersonic Private Jet Concept

Canadian industrial designer Charles Bombardier created quite a stir with the Skreemr—a supersonic transport concept designed to shuttle commercial passengers between continents at Mach 10.<p>Despite its appeal, the futuristic notion had a few shortcomings—most pressingly the imagined craft’s …

Aviation

Much Of The World Perplexed That Climate Debate Continues In U.S.

At the U.N. climate summit in Paris, the U.S. has a big footprint. Cabinet officials scurry from meeting to meeting, trying to get a binding deal that would help some 200 countries slow the planet's warming. Yet in some ways, the United States is an outlier.<p>"Everybody else is taking climate change …

Climate

'I don't give a f--- if we agree': Arnold Schwarzenegger just gave a climate-change speech that will give you chills

He's in Paris as part of the UN Climate Change Conference, pairing up with his successor, Democrat Gov. Jerry Brown, to push for action on the issue, arguing that California's thriving solar and wind-based power industries are proof those who argue action on climate change will cost jobs and the …

Can Oil-Rich Dubai Possibly Go Green?

The emirate wants to transition from extravagant consumption to cleanly powered extravagant consumption.<p>The city of Dubai faces more energy challenges than most. It’s extremely hot there, so they have to keep people cool when the temperature soars past 100 degrees. They have the world’s tallest …

This $64 Billion Oil Company Is Setting a New Course by Investing in Wind Energy

Can an oil company really have a comparative advantage in alternative energy?<p>Historically, oil stocks have defied the economic rules of supply and …

coffice proposes to transform viaducts into electricity generators

<b>coffice proposes to transform existing viaducts into electricity generators</b><br>all images courtesy of coffice<p>coffice is a multi-disciplinary practice of …

Elon Musk says electric car company is ramping up its Autopilot system for advanced autonomous driving<p>Tesla is accelerating with its self-driving car efforts, taking on Google, Uber, Apple and traditional vehicle manufacturers.<p>After launching a software update for its Model S electric cars that …

Tesla

Innovative energy storage project to be unveiled by Ryerson, eCamion

Ryerson University in Toronto and a high-tech startup company called eCamion Inc. will unveil a pilot project Wednesday that allows energy to be stored in a unit that sits on hydro poles.<p>An eCamion storage unit combined with a smart controller developed by Ryerson researchers and students will …

Determining the Value of Solar Is More Important Than Ever

America’ssolarindustry is hoping for an attractive post-2016 economic outlook by pushing to extend the federal Investment Tax Credit while …

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This is the world's first energy grid that harnesses the power of undersea waves

Australian Renewable Energy Agency<p>Harnessing the power of the sea is gaining momentum in Australia.<p>Carnegie Wave Energy, an Australian wave power …

Solar + Storage May Be Energy's Holy Grail, But Will Regulators Aid The Quest?

The energy industry is fast embracing the revolutionary potential of renewable energy combined with cheap battery storage, which together can obviate the need for new power plants.<p>“The combination of those two things—that is truly a killer app,” said California Clean Energy Fund director Julie …

New Jersey

uBeam Declassifies Secrets To Try To Prove Wireless Power Is Possible

It must violate the laws of physics. It must be dangerous. It must be impossible. This is what critics have concluded despite not actually knowing the details behind uBeam’s wireless power technology. So rather than let the rumors swirl, today uBeam revealed a bunch of details about how far, how …

It's 4 times better than standard solar setups and it looks freakin' cool: Meet the Solar Sunflower.

What if we could turn different types of solar power into one mega sun-fueled energy source?<p>That's exactly what Gianluca Ambrosetti, the head of …

The Car Of The Future May Look Nothing Like A Car

A new definition of "I'll take that to go"<p>The next big thing in transportation may be Next. The modular electric car design looks really nothing like a car, more like a boxy room on wheels, but it runs on roads just like any other car.<p>At least, that's the idea. There are no prototypes of Next yet, …

Goldman Sachs to invest $150 billion in clean energy

Financial giant Goldman Sachs announced on Monday that it plans to invest $150 billion in clean energy projects and technology like solar and wind …

Magic Leap is about to build 'millions' of its augmented reality devices

The stealthy startup is closer to showing us what it's been doing<p>Magic Leap, which has raised half a billion dollars from investors including Google, has been building its technology in secret for years. But it's getting closer to show us its version of mixed-reality computing. "We're actually …