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.
Brazil To Build Dams Despite Bolivian Concerns
July 17, 2007 12:00 AM - Reuters
Despite Bolivian concerns about the environmental impact of two dams slated for construction in the Amazon region, Brazil's foreign minister said Friday they would be built as planned.
Preservationists Fear Major Power Lines Coming to U.S. National Parks
July 16, 2007 12:00 AM - Kimberly Hefling, Associated Press
Preservationists worry that a 2005 law that gave U.S. regulators new authority over where massive power lines are built could put hundreds of national and state parks and other protected sites in the Northeast and Southwest in or near their path.
Harnessing the Sun: Facts and Myths about Solar Power
July 13, 2007 12:00 AM - Michelle Xiarhos Curran
Energy costs continue to rise. Health problems are increasingly being linked to poor air quality. And as the summer sun bears down on much of the country, it's no wonder that more and more people are harnessing the sun's energy to power their homes.
Ugandan Refugees Go Online
July 12, 2007 12:00 AM - Tim Cocks, Reuters
Refugees forced into crowded camps by northern Uganda's two-decade civil war need many things: food, doctors, toilets, bore holes for drinking water, schools -- and computers?