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How it's made: The Tesla Model S electric car (video)

Humans and robots, working together -- Asimov would be proud!<p>Tesla recently said they were confident they could double their electric car production …

Tesla

The Latest News and Data About Biodiesel Production

LATEST NEWS<p>4 minutes ago<p>Found In:Policy, North AmericaA new analysis by the National Biodiesel Board and the World Agricultural Economic and …

Jatropha Oil

<b>Biodiesel</b> refers to a vegetable oil- or animal fat-based diesel fuel consisting of long chain alkyl ( methyl, propyl or ethyl) esters. Biodiesel is …

Jay Leno Builds a Turbine-Powered Biodiesel Supecar

A 1963 Chrysler turbine car and GM's 1950s Firebird jet cars inspired Jay Leno to build another high-tech supercar. This new turbine supercar runs on biodiesel and could theoretically top 245 MPH.<p>Jay's sleek EcoJet turbine supercar was inspired by the 2002 Cadillac Cien show car, as well as by GM's …

Ontario PCs pitch biodiesel initiative

The Progressive Conservatives want to make Ontario's trucks and buses a little greener by bringing in a requirement that two per cent of the diesel sold in the province be biodiesel.<p>Tory Leader Tim Hudak and MPP Ernie Hardeman unveiled the proposal as part of a policy paper on the province's …

Canada

Ford touts Super Duty truck as Biodiesel Day party animal

Looking for an excuse to carry your St. Patrick's Day binging into tomorrow? Well, consider celebrating National Biodiesel Day, noting the birthday of engine inventor Rudolf Diesel.<p>So says Ford, which is using the anniversary as a reason to promote the 2011 Ford Super Duty pickup as a "green" …

Biodiesel Blend Could Mean Cleaner Heating Oil for NJ Winters

<b>by</b> <b>Tom Johnson</b><b>, NJSpotlight.com</b><p>Biodiesel fuel may soon play a bigger role in New Jersey's energy future, potentially enabling homeowners to use a …

Obama directs government to double reliance on renewable energy by 2020

Noting that the federal government must lead the way in the United States' use of clean energy, President Obama issued a directive today to further reduce reliance on non-renewable sources of electricity. Through a memorandum, Obama ordered the government to more than double its current reliance on …

Google strikes energy deal with Native American firm

Google strikes deal with a small, Native American-owned firm called Chermac Energy, which is developing the Happy Hereford wind farm outside Amarillo, Texas.<p>Google needs a lot of energy to keep its data centers humming around the world. That can get dirty, environmentally, so the the world's …

Dawn of the Grid-Scale Energy Storage Era in California

The starting gun has gone off in the grid-scale energy storage market.<p>As GTM reported in February, the California Public Utilities Commission asked …

Energy Storage

Tesla Model S Safety & Tesla Mission Published In Must-Read Blog From CEO/Founder Elon Musk

<b>Published on</b> November 19th, 2013 | <i>by Zachary Shahan</i><p>6<p>November 19th, 2013 by <b>Zachary Shahan</b><p><i>We republish in full the news releases or blogs of very few</i> …

Why China's Solar Building Boom Is Good for the United States

China will install a third of the world's photovoltaic capacity next year—and that means cheaper solar panels for the U.S.<p>China is on track to install a record 12,000 megawatts of solar panels in 2014, according a report released today. At peak output, that’s the equivalent of a dozen huge nuclear …

Whole Foods, Walgreens and other retailers see the light on retrofitting

When visiting a retail store, customers are looking for a pleasant shopping experience. They want to look vibrant in the clothing and cosmetics …

The Battery Storage System That Could Close Down Coal Power

<i>This is part of a series of interviews and stories that will run over the next few weeks looking at Germany’s Energiewende, and the transition of</i> …

Clean Energy

The US has 43 nuclear power plants’ worth of solar energy in the pipeline

The boom in solar energy in the US in recent years? You haven’t seen anything yet. The pipeline of photovoltaic projects has grown 7% over the past 12 months and now stands at 2,400 solar installations that would generate 43,000 megawatts (MW), according to a report released today by market …

Renewable Energy

Distributed Energy: The Power Sector’s Wild Card

New technologies and consumer demand for cleaner energy are rapidly transforming the power sector. This transformation is most evident in the advent …

Georgia Tech

Solar Energy Was America's Sole New Power Source in October

Get ready for a photovoltaic building boom.<p>In October, power plants generating 530 megawatts of electricity came online in the United States. And every single electron put on the grid came from the sun, according to a report released today.<p>It’s possible to make too much of the fact that solar …

Graph of the Day: Nine simple charts to explain the global carbon budget

This year’s Global Carbon Budget is out, and it is a treasure trove of charts for anyone who really wants to understand human carbon emissions.<p>The …

Electric Vehicles: Mobile Agents of the Grid Edge

Electric vehicles are the mobile agent of the grid edge. The interest in decoupling transportation from fossil fuel consumption is primarily driven …

Electric Vehicles

New York City doubles down on solar energy

A huge solar array planned for Staten Island is expected to increase New York City's renewable energy capacity by 50 percent.<p>The solar power station …

Blowing in the right direction - Clinton Foundation applauds Jamaica and JPS for renewable energy projects

<b>Christopher Serju, Sunday Gleaner Writer</b><p><b>Jamaica has received high praise from a member of the Clinton Foundation for its efforts to increase the use</b> …

Asia Report: Why India's Solar Market Looks Brighter in 2014

India's solar market is on track to be roughly the same in 2013 as it was in 2012, which is surprising given the ~20 percent overall growth projected …

BMW's solar partnership helps give EV industry a jolt

BMW has put in place another part of the jigsaw for the imminent launch of its BMW i range of electric cars, announcing a partnership with U.S. solar …

Autoblog Green

Rinspeed unveils its Snap mobility ecosystem for the Geneva Motor Show, consisting of an EV 'skateboard' and a configurable passenger pod on top.<p>Smart charging is key as UPS hopes to replace 35,000 delivery vehicles<p>He might also be interested in a 25-cent hike in the federal gasoline tax.<p>"This is …

How the Top Biodiesel Stock Crushes the Field

When it comes to the highly charged biodiesel industry, one company stands above the rest. <i>Way</i> above. <b>Renewable Energy Group</b> is not only the leader in …

Biodiesel can solve the ethanol debate, supporters say

Amid the oil industry’s all-out blitz to <b>kill a government mandate</b> for corn-based ethanol, biodiesel producers say they have a solution that could …

Get Free Biodiesel in Fremont Today

Propel Fuels is giving away $10 in biodiesel to consumers and up to $50 of biodiesel to business fleets at their station located in the Chevron at …

Coming To Your Home: A Battery The Size Of A Fridge

For now, the type of batteries we commonly use can easily fit in one hand. Will there come a day when we will rely on one that is the size of a fridge?<p>That’s the pitch that California battery developer, Imergy Power Systems, will be pushing as the startup begins to roll out what’s called flow …

Obama Administration Expands Better Buildings Challenge to Multifamily Housing, Launches New Programs to Boost U.S. Energy Efficiency

WASHINGTON – Building on $2 billion in financing commitments from the private sector for energy efficiency updates to commercial buildings under the …