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Harvesting Water from Air with Solar: A Sustainable Drinking Water Solution?

Another startup, Palo Alto-based SunToWater, claims it has a residential and commercial solution that can produce drinking water from air with minimal energy.…

Ford Continues to Use Natural Fibers In Plastic Vehicle Components

We caught up again with Debbie Mielewski, Ford’s senior technical leader of sustainable materials, to check in with the automaker’s ongoing efforts to…

U.S. Pumps $30 Million More Into Hydrogen Economy

The U.S. Energy Department is betting big on the sustainable hydrogen economy of the future, with a new round of $30 million in…

Toyota’s Long Bet Pays Off with Sporty 2017 Prius Plug-In Hybrid EV

Low gas prices didn't stop Toyota from pitching fuel efficiency in its new 2017 lineup, including the new Prius.

HyperSolar Bumps the Hydrogen Race into High Gear

HyperSolar just patented and demonstrated a device that uses solar power to produce hydrogen from dirty water, leaving clean water behind.

Searching For a Better Battery Future

The energy market is sharply focused on advancing lithium-ion battery technologies -- and for good reason. Dr. David Lee, CEO of BioSolar, Inc.,…

Global Aviation: Innovation and the Modern Silk Road

Air travel connects people, creates economic opportunity and support sustainable urban development. But it isn't all pie-in-the-sky. Significant challenges remain if we are…

Toyota Plans to Run a Fuel Cell Car On Human Waste

In its home country, Toyota will utilize human waste to produce energy for its flagship fuel cell car, the Mirai.

Experts Weigh In: Cost of Wind Energy to Keep Going Down, Down, Down

The cost of wind energy has a long way to go before it hits bottom, according to a new Energy Department survey of…

Today’s Solar Sales Tactics are Misleading Homeowners

If you’re a homeowner considering solar, you’re not alone. Yet many struggle to distinguish a good deal from a good sales pitch.

Henk Rogers of Tetris Wants Clean Energy Storage For All

Henk Rogers, the man who brought Tetris out from behind the Iron Curtain, is determined to bring clean energy storage to homeowners everywhere.

Chevy Bolt’s 238-Mile Range Poses Huge Challenge for Tesla

Tesla has another challenge on its hands: GM's all-electric Chevy Bolt, slated for release by the end of this year, has an EPA…

Solar Cell Innovation Shines a Clean Power Spotlight on Arkansas

An Arkansas startup partnered with the global solar powerhouse Yingli to bring a new low-cost, high-efficiency solar cell to the marketplace. And that's…

The Clean Tech Electricity Future

The 21st-century grid has the potential to be a lower-cost, lower-emissions and higher-reliability solution. And large utilities are ushering in the next generation…

Eastern U.S. Grid Can Handle 30 Percent Renewable Energy — And That’s Just the Start

The massive power grid on the eastern U.S. can easily handle 30 percent renewable energy -- and more -- according to a new…