Toyota’s 2022 Electric Car Will Use Solid-State Batteries Rechargeable in a Few Minutes

July 25, 2017 – If the electric car is to become ubiquitous, then what Toyota is planning to introduce in a little more than four years may prove to be a game changer. Instead ... Continue Reading →

Your Electricity Provider May Soon Pay You to Buy an Electric Car

July 18, 2017 – It is a new phenomenon in the United States, but utility companies in Florida, Hawaii, Vermont, Oklahoma, and California are now offering customers discounts and ... Continue Reading →

Gizmos & Gadgets: Venetian Blinds Go Solar

July 8, 2017 – SolarGaps is the name of a new window blind that has photovoltaics mounted on every slat. The panels generate up to 150 watt-hours per square meter (10 square feet). ... Continue Reading →

Floating Wind Turbines Happening All Over These Days

July 6, 2017 – If you are in the energy business then you might call this the year of floating offshore wind farms. Whether off Scotland, Japan, France, Portugal, Spain, Califonia, ... Continue Reading →

Mission 2020 – A Three-Year Project to Tackle CO2 and Other Greenhouse Gas Emissions

June 30, 2017 – Look at the map that appears immediately below this first paragraph. It is an image of the United States that shows county-level economic impacts from emissions ... Continue Reading →

Solar Cells Getting a Makeover with Nanotechnology

June 28, 2017 – Companies like Nanosolar, a San Jose, California-based company, Global Photonic Energy, Bloo Solar, EnSol and Solarmer Energy, along with a number of technical ... Continue Reading →

Gizmos & Gadgets: You Thought Orcas were Killer Whales, but This ORCA Cleans Up Oil Spills and Ocean Plastic

June 23, 2017 – ORCA stands for Oil Response Cleaning Apparatus. It is described as a virtually clog-proof marine clean-up machine by its inventor, Riz Khan. Khan developed it ... Continue Reading →

Mexico Border Wall to Have Solar Panels Says Donald Trump

June 22, 2017 – In the too funny for words category of Trumpian announcements, yesterday’s boasting and reveal in Iowa, while addressing a political rally there, had President ... Continue Reading →

Flogging the “Clean Coal” Dead Horse: The Latest Trump Environment and Energy Strategy

June 18, 2017 – The Trump fascination with coal mining is hard to understand when one shines a light on today’s energy industry in the United States. Coal is no longer cost ... Continue Reading →

How to Save the Fossil Fuel Companies

June 15, 2017 – The fossil fuel companies of the world know what they have to do to save themselves from holding stranded assets that will be anchors around their financial statements ... Continue Reading →