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Smart Grid Riding On the Information Superhighway
November 19, 2009 11:08 AM - Nick Nigro, Clean Techies

If Internet companies and some utilities have their way, the smart grid will rely on the existing infrastructure of the information superhighway in order to function. They argue that by relying on existing standards like Internet Protocol (IP), the smart grid will grow faster and more organically than if utilities adopt an assortment of proprietary methods.

Dutch Cabinet Approves Driving Tax — Will the U.S. Do the Same?
November 17, 2009 03:15 PM - Yale Environment 360 via, Clean Techies

In an effort to reduce automobile usage and greenhouse gas emissions, the Dutch cabinet has approved a driving tax that would charge motorists seven cents a mile. The mileage charges would be higher at rush hour, for large cars, and for commercial vehicles.

How will Clean Energy Legislation Affect Energy Prices?
November 13, 2009 12:58 PM - Keith Tanner, Clean Techies

As debate heats up around the proposals for clean energy legislation in Congress, one of the main points of contention is the amount of money it will cost. More specifically, everyone wants to know how the average American household will be impacted by the respective energy bills in the House (Waxman-Markey’s American Clean Energy and Security Act) and the Senate (Kerry-Boxer’s Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act).

Green University: Saudi Arabia’s KAUST With Eco-Friendly Environment
November 2, 2009 10:45 AM - Green Prophet, Clean Techies

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia may still be considered as one of the most conservative from a religious standpoint. But with the opening of the new King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, otherwise known as KAUST, a new era in academic learning, combined with new innovations in ecological architecture and design, has begun in which both men and women students will benefit jointly.

High Tech Greens the Internet: Net Neutrality and the Smart Grid
October 30, 2009 10:19 AM - Nick Nigro, Clean Techies

The high tech industry will play a significant role in the battle to reduce greenhouse gas emissions as long as the Internet remains a level playing field.

Big Support, Potential for Mid-Atlantic Wind Power
October 2, 2009 05:50 AM - Elsa Wenzel , Clean Techies

An amazingly high percentage of people who live down the Mid-Atlantic Seaboard from New York to Virginia want wind turbines off their coast.

Why Stop at Converting Hybrid Vehicles?
September 28, 2009 10:30 AM - John Gartner , Clean Techies

Converting hybrid vehicles — particularly the Prius and Ford Escape — into plug-in hybrids has become a profitable niche industry for a few specialty companies. But the net impact of this new mini-industry has been much greater by influencing consumer and industry opinions.

For Greening Aviation, Are Biofuels The Right Stuff?
August 12, 2009 10:02 AM - Ceylan Oney , Clean Techies

Biofuels — made from algae and non-food plants — are emerging as a potentially viable alternative to conventional jet fuels. Although big challenges remain, the reductions in greenhouse gas emissions could be major.

Cash for Clunkers Omits Ethanol Option & Downside of Recycling
August 3, 2009 10:23 AM - John Gartner , Clean Techies

The cash for clunkers program is already proving too good to be true. But the trade-in program has 2 flaws that should prompt legislators from a knee-jerk reaction to extend the program.

Chile fighting climate change — role model for the (developing) world
July 30, 2009 10:35 AM - Robert M. Speiser, Clean Techies

Although Chile is officially considered an Annex B, "developing" country under the dual classification of the Kyoto Protocol, the smaller country of 16 million inhabitants has been no stranger to addressing the climate change issue in recent years.

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