General Motors and Honda have decided to pool their considerable resources to bring a commercially viable fuel-cell vehicle to market by the end of this decade. Both companies have put considerable effort into this technology to date, amassing a total of over 1200 patents that were originally intended to exclude competitors from utilizing the innovations they cover. Now they have signed a “definitive master agreement” to co-develop technology related to fuel cells and hydrogen storage systems.
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In an odd sort of “budget-hawkery,” the U.S. House budget moves to scrap renewable energy programs while calling for a half trillion dollar colony on Mars.
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Volkswagen’s Chattanooga Tenn. plant is the company’s flagship example that energy efficient plants are possible for the automotive leader – and that it can do even better in finding new ways to support the company’s “Think Blue” sustainable campaign.
Donald Trump claims his investments in Scotland golf courses and resorts will be ruined if an offshore wind farm launches off the shores of Aberdeen.
While TriplePundit was in Michigan last week, we had an opportunity to drive a 2014 Ford Escape around Detroit for individual architectural tours.
American utilities are under siege from disruptive forces from rooftop solar to static energy demand – it’s time to change the business model.
IKEA will nearly double the number of U.S.locations where EV charging stations are available, from nine two years ago to 17 by the end of this summer.
LEGO’s new offshore German wind farm will give it a competitive edge as the global WindMade nonprofit, founded and sponsored by Danish wind turbine company Vestas, has just launched a new WindMade Product Label.
When a big box retailer shutters a store, it leaves behind a big, vacant building. Sears Holdings closed 333 Sears and Kmart stores between 2010 and 2012. Ubiquity Critical Environments was created by Sears Holdings to market space from Sears and Kmart stores as a place for data centers, disaster recovery space and wireless towers.
Like Prometheus handing down fire from the Gods, harnessing the immense power of fossil energy has made possible the modern world we inhabit. But, as in the Greek legend, with that sudden power comes the threat of unacceptable cost for generations to come. In the more prosaic world of our daily lives, carbon emissions are … Continued