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Cool Planet successfuly tests low cost biofuel

Google Tests On-Site Biofuel Production

The company Cool Planet Energy Systems has an intriguing idea about biofuel: instead of churning out fuel from large, central refineries, Cool Planet would rather manufacture modular, shippable micro-biorefineries and sell them to you for on-site biofuel production. According to Cool Planet, the system can produce biofuel for only $1.50 per gallon. According to Cool … Continued

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Rising Cost of Coal Mining Makes Wind Power Look Even Better

While the cost of wind power has been dropping, a fascinating article in The Washington Post describes how coal mining is becoming more difficult and expensive. The coal industry cites environmental regulations as the main source of upward pressure on costs but WaPo writer Steven Mufson makes a convincing case that factors within the coal … Continued

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How The New Mobility Grid Can Spark Transportation Solutions

Imagine a day when steps from your door, you could enter a vital network or grid of New Mobility options, places that connect a whole range of transport amenities including buses, trains, parking, streetcars, clean fuel taxis, auto rickshaws and car share or bike share vehicles. Would you still need your car?

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U.S. Navy Receives New Biorefinery for Practically Nothing

The California-based company Biodico has announced that it will build a new biorefinery at Naval Base Ventura County, with the goal of producing biofuel for the Navy that costs no more than petroleum products. The Navy isn’t paying for the refinery, though. The innovative facility was developed with the support of grants from the California … Continued

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Accessing Ocean Waves to Power Homes

Marine Hydro Kinetics (MHK) is a nascent group of technical strategies chomping at the bit to become an industry aimed at harvesting energy from various bodies of water.

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EPEAT Responds to Greenpeace Critique

EPEAT asked if they could respond to the post we ran earlier this week about Greenpeace and iFixit’s concerns over EPEAT’s rating system and we were happy to add their voice to the mix.

EPEAT says that questions raised about its verification are off target – the underlying standards for the system may need updating, but EPEAT has to verify to the standards as they exist. Knowledgeable stakeholders are encouraged to participate in standards updates.