clean technology

Polar Vortex 2 Poses Climate Change Risks, Business Opportunities

A study published last week in the journal Nature suggests this upcoming winter could have a dramatic impact across the world’s northern regions.…

Materials Innovation Leads to More Sustainable Products

Material science plays an increasingly significant role in product development as businesses focus on sustainability.

Scientists Accidentally Discover a Way to Convert CO2 Into Ethanol

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee say they stumbled into a chemical process that could reshape…

Fewer Than 18 Percent of People Have Flown: What Happens Next?

As incomes rise and the global middle class expands, the remaining 82 percent of the world who have yet to step foot on…

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.,…

Virgin Atlantic: Emissions from Steel Mills Could Fuel Airplanes

After five years of research and development, Virgin Atlantic and Illinois-based LanzaTech developed a source of jet fuel made of waste gases from…

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…

Dream of a Hydrogen Highway Still Alive in California

Arnold Schwarzenegger's hydrogen highway fell far short of fulfilling its goals a decade ago. But that doesn't mean hydrogen lacks a future, as…

This Action Plan is Changing the Future of Offshore Wind, and More People Need to Know

New ocean policies may open up investment opportunities in offshore wind energy. The Mid-Atlantic Regional Ocean Action Plan spells out how the federal…

China’s Straddling Bus Slams into a Great Wall of Ridicule

Shortly after it completed its test run in the city of Qinhuangdao, publications began to question the viability of China's futuristic 'straddling bus.'

Why the White House is Counting on Energy Storage

Michael Grasso, chief marketing officer of Sunrun, looks to the future of energy storage in light of the recent White House commitment on…

Carbon XPrize Announces Entries Vying for $20 Million in Prizes

The Carbon XPrize is a five-year competition that seeks to convert carbon emissions into successful, profitable and useful products. Nearly 50 organizations from…

Tesla Finalizes $2.6 Billion Acquisition of SolarCity

On Sunday, high-end electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla Motors announced the final terms of its acquisition of SolarCity. The deal will cost Tesla approximately…

All Innovation Is Not Created Equal

Innovation 2.0 is about innovating with a broader social and environmental purpose, while keeping an eye toward market demands.