Alternative Energy

Volkswagen Expands Electric Car Choices

With five new electric cars hitting the market during 2014, these are good times for environmentally-aware car owners, according to FuelEconomy.gov. Hybrids are commonplace of course, including a growing number of plug-in models, and diesels are proliferating, but until now, electric options have been limited. With one stylish and very expensive exception (and that’s not the Fisker Karma as production ended with ...

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Carbon Footprint and Air Travel: A Tightrope Walk

The New York Times reports that the average American generates around 19 tonnes of carbon a year, with a massive portion of this attributable to air travel. A round flight from New York to Europe, for example, will generate a carbon footprint of between 2 and 3 tonnes per person, not to mention the attendant nitrogen oxide and noise pollution. ...

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Green Tech Trends to Look Out for in 2014

The New Year means that many of us will be making resolutions – plans to better ourselves, do something to better others or even do something to better the environment. We’ve only got one planet, and developing less harmful technology is going to be even more important in the future to ensure that our planet not only survives, but thrives. ...

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10 Ways to Save Energy This Holiday Season

Splurging is a deep-rooted part of the winter holidays. Whether you’re purchasing dozens of presents, serving enormous feasts or putting enough lights on your house for it to be seen from space, the holiday season can really bloat your waistline as well as your carbon footprint and energy bills. Here are 10 easy ways to save energy and make the ...

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Berkeley Startup Works to Make Biomass Carbon-Negative and Affordable

Berkeley startup uses process of converting organic matter into energy to make biomass carbon-negative and affordable.

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Environmentally Friendly Nuclear Weapon Testing

Siemens recently won a large government contract build a wind farm that will supply 60 percent of the energy needed for the nearby Pantex nuclear facility, used for nuclear weapon testing.

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What the Frack? The Insanity of Humanity

As oil barons are fearful that we may be tapping out the black gold that flows from mother Earth like blood from an artery, a new method of prolonging archaic technology emerges. Instead of developing improved methods of how humans go about their daily lives, those with money decide to extenuate the damage we are causing to the planet. Sea ...

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