Obama Announces a Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative, with as much as $2 billion in funding to revive the American manufacturing sector. But can it save Detroit?
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Apparently, the “Global Warming Debate” is not as much of one as the hard-liners at Fox News and on Capitol Hill would lead us to believe. A recent study released by Yale and George Mason University found nearly 80 percent of Republicans and Republican-leaning Independents support increasing renewable energy use and more than 60 percent believe the United States should take action to address climate change.
Last week, ThinkProgress posted a video that talked about how the storms, wildfires, droughts, and “weather on steroids” that are being caused by carbon emissions are costing serious money. Is the answer a carbon tax?
Data centers present enormous challenges for companies looking to trim their carbon footprint and cut their utility costs. However, new tools are becoming available for “smarter” data centers to cut energy consumption without sacrificing energy security, and that is beginning to open up some unique opportunities for the introduction of a more nimble, diversified approach to energy sources.
The new Air Force Energy Strategic Plan creates an adaptive framework for energy security with conservation, energy awareness, supply chain and resiliency that could easily apply to businesses.
EVELO founder, Boris Mordkovich, continues his quest to get the word out about electric bicycles, by kicking off the 30-day electric bike challenge beginning on May 1st. Applicants will have a chance to give up their car, receive an e-bike for a month, and in return write a blog about their experiences on the company’s web-site.
Despite abandoning the accelerator model, far from backing away from promising young businesses, Greenstart plans to make investments in 10 to 12 “clean-web” companies this year, making them one of the most active investment entities operating in this space. The firm sees massive growth potential in energy and resource markets going forward.
Mahindra World City sets out to take the gated community concept – safe, separate, exclusive – and give it a sustainable spin. A “self-sustaining island of excellence”, no less, was the mandate given to the architects by the man behind the idea, Arun Nanda.
Could switchgrass become a game changer in the northeastern U.S., where the cost of home heating oil makes for a costly winter year after year?
At this year’s ECO:nomics Conference, energy leaders discussed the arrival of solar on the energy main stage. Learn about how an increasingly diverse energy market will rely significantly on the sun’s rays to power our lives.
As energy prices rise and incomes are stagnant, home automation systems will be a more enticing investment as their efficiency improves and costs decline.
The Apple renewable energy strategy has paid off, with the company achieving 75% renewable energy worldwide and 100% at data centers and other facilities. The strategy also demonstrates how forward-thinking companies are locking in rights to local renewable energy generation.
Driverless cars may seem like something out of the future, but the technology is almost here – thanks to Mobileye’s driver assistance technology, which uses a smart camera to analyze objects around it and avoid collisions.
Last week, energy researchers in Japan made a dramatic breakthrough that could have huge implications for the entire world’s energy, and since these two things are now inextricably linked, climate, future.