Energy

Nissan's New Models to Feature Fuel Efficiency Gauge
August 22, 2007 11:10 AM - Nissan Global

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., announced today that all future new models will be equipped with a fuel efficiency gauge to give drivers more information on how their driving style directly relates to fuel economy.

Cow-Powered Fuel Cells Grow Smaller, Mightier
August 22, 2007 10:26 AM - Ohio State University

"Cows could one day help to meet the rise in demand for alternative energy sources," say Ohio State University researchers that used microbe-rich fluid from a cow to generate electricity in a small fuel cell.

Small-Scale Wind Turbine Named a 2007 Top 10 Green Building Product
August 22, 2007 09:56 AM - , Green Progress

The Skystream 3,7 backyard wind generator, from Southwest Windpower, has been named a 2007 Top 10 Green Building Product by Sustainable Industries, a magazine for green business leaders.

Global Electric Motorcars, A Chrysler Company, Wins California Eco Award
August 21, 2007 12:11 PM - Paul Schaefer, ENN

California environmentalists have recognized Global Electric Motorcars, a Chrysler company, for its leadership in bringing environmentally-friendly technology to the state's residents. The company produces the nation's best-selling street-legal all-electric, zero emission vehicles, the GEM.

Indonesian, Japanese Companies Agree To Major Geothermal Project
August 20, 2007 01:44 PM - Paul Schaefer, ENN

JAKARTA, Indonesia - At a total of over 300 megawatts power output, the Sarulla Geothermal Project located in Tapanuli Utara, North Sumatra will be the largest single-contract geothermal project to date in the geothermal industry. It's due to start putting out power in approximately 30 months. Indonesian business leaders call it a reflection of the large scale, high productivity and potential of Indonesian geothermal resources.

Toyota Drops Price On 2008 Highlander SUV Hybrid, Options Galore, Only $33,700
August 20, 2007 12:50 PM - Paul Schaefer, ENN

Toyota today announced manufacturer's suggested retail prices for the all-new 2008 Highlander Hybrid. All loaded up with new standard equipment and convenience features, the 2008 Highlander Hybrid base grade 4WD-i model will carry an MSRP of $33,700, a decrease of $190, or 0.6 percent over the previous generation comparably-equipped Highlander Hybrid.

Want The Next Big Energy Source? Dig in The Weeds
August 20, 2007 11:12 AM - Reuters

Plants that can be grown for fuel are often touted as a vast, clean energy source -- except by those who say precious food is being diverted into gas tanks, and that biofuel crops are using up dwindling land and water.

Dow Corning Turns On The Power of Sunshine, In Europe
August 20, 2007 09:57 AM - PR Newswire

Dow Corning has turned to renewable forms of energy to help power one of its largest manufacturing sites in Europe. More than 1,000 square meters of solar panels, installed on the roof and facades of office and production buildings, are expected to generate the amount of energy needed to satisfy the annual electricity needs of 35 households.

Meet your Attic: A Collector of Energy
August 20, 2007 09:52 AM - , Private Landowner Network

As I write this the US National Snow and Ice Data Center is reporting that Arctic sea ice has reached a record low; and there’s still another month to go in the annual melt-down period.

Japan Eyes Stable Energy Supply with Indonesia Pact
August 20, 2007 09:06 AM - George Nishiyama, Reuters

Japan and Indonesia signed a free-trade agreement on Monday that Tokyo hopes will help it secure vital energy supplies from the Southeast Asian nation. The pact, which is due to take effect early next year, will also eventually get rid of 92 percent of import taxes on bilateral trade. Japan is Indonesia's largest trading partner.

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