Energy

After Russia and Canada, U.S. Ship Headed for Arctic
August 14, 2007 09:33 AM - Deborah Zabarenko, Reuters

A U.S. Coast Guard cutter is headed to the Arctic this week on a mapping mission to determine whether part of this area can be considered U.S. territory, after recent polar forays by Russia and Canada.

Sioux Falls Ethanol $1.85 A Gallon, Plus Free Root Beer Float.
August 13, 2007 10:12 AM - Paul Schaefer

The American Lung Association is joining hands with a Sioux Falls gas station this Thursday to promote clean air, a lowered risk of lung disease and cheaper more sustainable mostly non-fossil biofuels. E85 is a gasoline alternative consisting of up to 85 percent ethanol and just 15 percent gasoline.

AskPablo: Desalination and the Water-Energy Relationship
August 13, 2007 10:02 AM - Pablo Paster, Triple Pundit

This week Gary writes “my city is considering a desalination plant to provide drinking water. I have heard that desalination is very energy intensive. How does it compare to delivering water by pipe?” Luckily I recently came across a report that will help me answer this question.

Americans Warming To Nuclear Power - MIT Survey
August 11, 2007 03:06 PM - Anne Trafton, News Office

Americans' icy attitudes toward nuclear power are beginning to thaw, according to a new survey from MIT. The report also found a U.S. public increasingly unhappy with oil and more willing to develop alternative energy sources like wind and solar. Moreover, the national survey of 1,200 Americans' opinions on different types of energy indicated growing concern about global warming -- but an apparent reluctance to pay to fight it.

New Method Makes Ethanol From Wheat
August 10, 2007 01:07 PM - University of Manchester

In a finding that could help put wheat alongside corn on the menu of biofuel sources, researchers from The University of Manchester in the UK and Greece report development of a new method for producing ethanol from wheat.

New Solar Technology Sets World Record
August 9, 2007 01:45 PM - By Paul Schaefer, ENN

A US solar technology company announced today that its photovoltaic technology achieved a world record for the conversion of solar light to power efficiency.

Pratt & Whitney Hires New Tech Expert To Cut Greenhouse Gasses
August 8, 2007 05:59 PM - By Paul Schaefer, ENN

Pratt & Whitney has hired an MIT Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics to lead strategy and technology development programs aimed at improving environmental performance and reducing impact on the environment.

Wave-powered Electricity and Desalination
August 7, 2007 03:44 PM - By Paul Schaefer, ENN

New technology may make it much easier to make freshwater from ocean water and generate electricity in the process. The technology, called SEADOG is about to begin intensive tests for the next three months in the Gulf of Mexico, off the Texas coast. The project is being done in cooperation with Texas A&M University Marine Engineering Technology Department.

A Look Inside Toyota's Hybrid Synergy Drive
August 7, 2007 11:12 AM - By Paul Schaefer, ENN

Toyota's nationwide tour of hybrid technology gives consumers a hands-on experience of hybrid technology.

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