Energy

China Stops 1.3 Million Cars For Olympics Clean Air Test
August 17, 2007 03:21 PM - By Wang Nan and Nick Mulvenney, Liu Zhen, Reuters

Beijing embarked on a four-day experiment on Friday to see if taking 1.3 million cars off the city's streets will substantially reduce air pollution at next year's Beijing Olympics.

Mitsubishi plans drive on biofuels output
August 17, 2007 12:47 PM - Risa Maeda - Reuters

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Mitsubishi Corp. (8058.T: Quote, Profile, Research) aims to take a slice of the growing green fuel market with a planned annual 2 million kiloliters of green ethanol output capacity by 2017, a senior manager told Reuters on Thursday.

Solar-To-Hydrogen Technology Sold for $400 Million Euro
August 17, 2007 12:14 PM - Paul Schaefer, ENN

The maker of a solar powered 'water cracker' - a technology that releases hydrogen from a water molecule, today pre-sold the technology to a large European energy consortium in Spain. The CHP Solar Water Cracker is a system which concentrates sunlight, increasing the heat of a furnace to the point where it "cracks" a molecule of water into hydrogen and oxygen. The hydrogen can be sold or run through a fuel cell to generate energy.

NY Clean Diesel Technology Evaluated
August 16, 2007 03:54 PM - PR Newswire

Southern Research Institute today announced that it has completed the first round of installations and testing of clean. diesel technologies

Green Energy Supply For Unmanned Underwater Vehicles Explored
August 16, 2007 03:41 PM - Bruce Mulliken, Private Landowner Network

A Seattle alternative power company, Hydrogen Power Inc. has signed a letter of intent with Hamilton Sundstrand for exploration and development of hydrogen on demand technology.

National Biodiesel Board -- Imperium Renewables Launches Nation’s Largest Biodiesel Plant.
August 16, 2007 03:29 PM - Bruce Mulliken, Private Landowner Network

A new biodiesel plant in Grays Harbor, Washington, will have an annual production capacity of 100 million gallons. There are now 148 operating plants throughout the U.S. The average plant size is currently about 9.5 million gallons per year. Among plants under construction, average capacity will be about 19 million gallons per year.

Concluding Two-Year Rulemaking, FTC Announces New EnergyGuide Label
August 16, 2007 10:46 AM - Federal Trade Commision

Will Display Estimated Yearly Operating Costs Prominently on Most Appliances

Astronomers Surprised By Star With Comet-Like Tail
August 16, 2007 12:44 AM - By Will Dunham, Reuters

A large star in its death throes is leaving a huge, turbulent tail of oxygen, carbon and nitrogen in its wake that makes it look like an immense comet hurtling through space, astronomers said on Wednesday.

Jatropha Curcas: Promising Biofuel Or Invasive Species?
August 15, 2007 07:06 PM - Bruce Mulliken, Private Landowner Network

Generally speaking, transplanting a species from one part of the world to another - either accidentally or on purpose - has, on occasion, had some really negative consequences. A prime example is kudzu that was moved from Asia to the southeast US beginning in the 1930’s to control erosion. It did that but now kudzu overgrows just about everything in its path and is almost impossible to get rid of.

Coal-to-Liquids Quietly Becoming a Reality in U.S.
August 15, 2007 07:06 AM - Tim Huber, Associated Press

While the energy industry has been focused on alternative fuels and new sources of oil, the coal industry is going forward with plants to turn coal into liquid fuels such as diesel and gasoline.

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