With Help From Supercapacitors, Trains Are Providing New Services to the Grid

February 12, 2014 by Katherine Tweed

Even in the best public transportation locales, such as New York, it’s a wonder that any project gets completed, let alone expanded upon. The Second Avenue subway, finally under construction, has been in some sort of planning phase since 1929.[read more]

The Battery Show Unveils Full Conference Program

August 11, 2011 by Benjamin Lack

As the world begins to adopt electric and hybrid vehicles and rely increasingly on renewable resources to satisfy its thirst for power, the battery industry stands to benefit from an unprecedented level of growth. Addressing these key issues, the Battery Show Conference, across two separate tracks, will examine the market and future business opportunities whilst the second track will evaluate how technical advances are likely to impact performance, safety and cost.[read more]

Google tests out wireless electric-car charging

March 21, 2011 by Tyler Hamilton

I’ve written before about a company called Evatran that has developed a wireless charging system for electric vehicles. Earth2tech is reporting that Google is now testing out the technology with a retrofitted plug-in vehicle. See Evatran press release here. It will be interesting to read about the results. Obviously, efficiency of the...[read more]

Solar, wind could be stored as methane

June 7, 2009 by ToddWallace

Scientists have discovered a microbe that can convert direct current into methane gas, providing a possible solution to storage of wind and solar power. Before this discovery, the options were limited regarding how to store energy generated from wind or solar sources. Storing it in large capacitors and batteries offered the most...[read more]

Exclusive: Warren Buffett’s utility man

May 26, 2009 by Marc Gunther

As Washington debates climate change, a lot of utility company CEOs have assumed high-profile roles: Jim Rogers of Duke Energy is appearing in commercials with the Environmental Defense Fund, David Crane of NRG Energy has emerged as a leading advocate for nuclear power and Michael Morris of American Electric Power, the nation’s biggest...[read more]

Something to watch: hydraulic storage for wind

August 25, 2008 by Tyler Hamilton

(NOTE: This Blogware blog has been moved to Wordpress. Please reset your links to I will post entries on both sites for the next week to allow for smooth transition, but as of September 1 this Blogware site will not be updated. All new entries will only be found at Thank you.) My Clean Break column...[read more]