Simple And Cheap: Nepal's Application Of Science And Common Sense
August 17, 2007 07:28 PM - Kunda Dixit, SciDevNet
Almost unnoticed, Nepal is developing simple and cheap technologies that make the best of local resources and don't damage the environment.
Oil Jumps on Fed Discount Rate Cut
August 17, 2007 06:28 PM - Reuters
Oil's rise was part of a broader rally that also lifted stock markets after it took a pounding on Thursday as investors sold to offset losses elsewhere or out of fear that a squeeze on credit would slow economic growth.
Software Package Allows People to Make Hydrogen, E85 or Biodiesel Fuel
August 17, 2007 04:38 PM - , Green Progress
With world oil prices reaching $75 per barrel, gas prices over $3.15 per gallon and the constant drumbeat of war in the Middle East, it is time consumers become fuel independent
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