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.
A new online search portal will allow trucking companies to increase their fleet efficiency by helping shippers and carriers to achieve higher equipment utilization rates. The information within the website helps to minimize the number of empty miles traveled by allowing shippers and carriers to identify the most efficient combination of freight loads and available trucks.
Solar Power Breakthrough
August 1, 2007 06:17 PM - Bruce Mulliken, Green Energy News, Private Landowner Network
Nanotech materials - made from bits of materials in the dimensional realm of 1 -100 nanometers (nm)(nm= one billionth of a meter) - are in the early stages of offering breakthrough opportunities in energy storage and conversion of one form of energy to another - sunlight to electric power for instance.
Westinghouse Seals Mega China Nuclear Deal
July 24, 2007 12:00 AM - Chen Aizhu and Jim Bai, Reuters
U.S.-based Westinghouse Electric signed on Tuesday a multi-billion-dollar deal with Chinese partners to build four nuclear reactors in eastern China, finalising a pact agreed between Beijing and Washington seven months ago.
From Wales, a Box to Make Biofuel from Car Fumes
July 19, 2007 12:00 AM - Michael Szabo, Reuters
The world's richest corporations and finest minds spend billions trying to solve the problem of carbon emissions, but three fishing buddies in North Wales believe they have cracked it.