The hottest two things going right now are vampires and renewable energy. Okay, so maybe vampires are slightly hotter among teenagers and bored women approaching middle age. But it was inevitable that someone would put the two together.
While California and Portland may be jousting for sustainability, California is supporting a university smart grid project with $11 million in incentives.
Imagine a cheap and plentiful resource that could one day fuel our cars and clean up wastewater at the same time. Dr. Gerardine Botte, Director of the Electrochemical Engineering Research Library (EERL) at Ohio University, has developed a cost-effective method that produces cheap hydrogen from urine.
In his 2003 State of the Union address, George Bush said “that the first car driven by a child born today could be powered by hydrogen, and pollution-free.” Electric vehicle advocate Paul Scott replied that if battery electric technology had been fully exploited for transportation, the first car driven by a child born during the Civil war would have been powered by a battery.
In preparation for the Major Economies Forum (MEF) that takes place this week in L’Aquila, Italy and will prepare the way toward a climate agreement in Copenhagen in December,
The world’s biggest efficiency retrofit was just announced in Chicago. The Iconic Sears Tower will undergo a $350 million upgrade the owners say will reduce electricity use by 80 percent and water use by 40 percent.