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There may be 9 million bicycles in Beijing, but there was only one new Prius in China last year. Despite ambitious government plans, consumers balk at electric cars and hybrids.
August 26, 2011, 4:04 AM PDT | By Mark Halper
The U.S. Navy is powering an array of ocean sensors with tidal energy to monitor maritime traffic for security threats.
August 25, 2011, 5:25 PM PDT | By David Worthington
An IBM survey found that when it comes to energy, consumers are a little dim. And that presents a formidable challenge to smart grid companies and utilities.
August 25, 2011, 7:00 AM PDT | By Kirsten Korosec
One way to get gas-guzzling trucks off the road would be to put their cargo on more eco-friendly blimps. A British company is doing just that, in Canada.
August 25, 2011, 4:57 AM PDT | By Mark Halper
Call it the ultimate eco-friendly car for the Me Generation. Volkswagen looks set to unveil a driver-only electric car.
August 24, 2011, 5:55 AM PDT | By Mark Halper
What’s the German national railway to do without nuclear power? Look to the water, wind, and sun.
August 24, 2011, 4:15 AM PDT | By Melissa Mahony
Even a moderate earthquake like the one that struck Virginia today would have a significant impact on people, property, and infrastructure if it happened in New York City.
August 23, 2011, 4:16 PM PDT | By David Worthington
Cars might one day come as part of a service deal, the way cellphones do today. A British electric utility takes a step in that direction.
August 23, 2011, 4:34 AM PDT | By Mark Halper
Photovoltaics boot out solar thermal power at the 1GW Blythe project in California. German backer cites plunge in PV panel prices as the reason.
August 22, 2011, 4:47 AM PDT | By Mark Halper
With the world on the lookout for nuclear proliferation, proposals for wind turbines in one section of Scotland stand on shaky ground.
August 22, 2011, 4:00 AM PDT | By Melissa Mahony