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More Efficient Biofuel Production with Bioengineering?

 In the search for renewable alternatives to gasoline, heavy alcohols such as isobutanol are promising candidates.They contain more energy than ethanol and are also more compatible with existing gasoline-based infrastructure.For isobutanol to...

Posted February 21, 2013    

Is Thorium the Biggest Energy Breakthrough Since Fire? Possibly....

For the past several months, a friend of mine has been telling me about the potentially game-changing implications of an obscure (at least to me) metal named Thorium after the Norse god of thunder, Thor. It seems he is not the only person who...

Posted September 13, 2011    

"You cannot have food, water, or energy security without climate security. They are interconnected..."

“You cannot have food, water, or energy security without climate security. They are interconnected and inseparable. They form four resource pillars on which global security, prosperity and equity stand. Each depends on the others. Plentiful,...

Posted July 28, 2011    

L Prize offers $10 million in light-bulb innovation competition

The L Prize competition  —sponsored by the U.S. Dept. of Energy — will substantially accelerate America’s shift from inefficient, dated lighting products to innovative, high-performance products. Just as Thomas Edison transformed illumination...

Posted September 28, 2009    

San Jose to Add 75K Homes to Smart Grid

San Jose to Add 75K Homes to Smart Grid, New IBM Software to Facilitate Growth | GreenBiz.com In addition to San Jose’s plan, IBM today released its Solution Architecture for Energy and Utilities Framework (SAFE), a software platform aimed at...

Posted September 25, 2009    

North Carolina Pilot Project Proves that Smart Meters Cut Back on Electricity Use

North Carolina Pilot Project Proves that Smart Meters Cut Back on Electricity Use | Sustainability | Fast Company Wirelessly-connected smart grids are often heralded as the solution to our electricity-devouring ways, and now an IBM pilot project in...

Posted September 22, 2009    

IBM Unveils Framework for Smart Grid Technologies

IBM Unveils Framework for Smart Grid Technologies | eWeek IBM’s SAFE platform is designed to give utilities a simple way to bring energy-efficient technologies to their operations, while giving software makers a vehicle for getting their...

Posted September 17, 2009    

8 Emerging CleanTech Investment Areas

A new report is claiming that, with an aggressive infrastructure investment, eight emerging technologies could meet 60 % of new energy demand by 2020.  It is also claiming that we could abate more CO2 than is necessary for climate...

Posted August 27, 2009    

Visualizing The U.S. Electric Grid : NPR The U.S. Electric Grid

Visualizing The U.S. Electric Grid : NPR The U.S. electric grid is a complex network of independently owned and operated power plants and transmission lines. Aging infrastructure, combined with a rise in domestic electricity consumption, has...

Posted August 20, 2009    

"Coal-dependent China will unveil a plan to foster the development of “new energy”

“Coal-dependent China will unveil a plan to foster the development of “new energy” sources, including wind, solar and nuclear, by the end of this year, state media on Monday quoted a senior energy policy official as saying.” China to unveil plan for...

Posted August 19, 2009    

How Electric Utility Companies Are Adapting To Climate Change

The IBM Electric Utilities team is having a web-launch of an IBM sponsored report that reveals how electric utility companies around the world are adapting to climate change, based on their responses to the Carbon Disclosure Project 2008...

Posted August 16, 2009    

This narrated video shows CO2 emissions on Google Earth. This...

This narrated video shows CO2 emissions on Google Earth. This emissions data product along with the Google Earth representation can be found at www.purdue.edu/eas/carbon/vulcan It represents all fossil fuel CO2 emissions in the United States. Vulcan...

Posted August 13, 2009