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We’re all guilty. Gadgets, screens and computers are spewing CO2 by the second. A new twist on a long postulated idea could come to the rescue.
May 21, 2012, 3:38 AM PDT | By Mark Halper
Scientists are working on a space-based solar power station that would capture sunlight and then use microwaves or lasers to beam the energy back to earth.
May 18, 2012, 9:03 AM PDT | By Kirsten Korosec
British government mulls the nuclear alternative to hazardous uranium. Mark Halper’s latest report along the thorium trail comes from his day in Parliament.
May 18, 2012, 3:08 AM PDT | By Mark Halper
The U.S. government is imposed hefty tariffs on Chinese solar panels in retaliation for China’s dumping of goods into the U.S. market. Chinese firms have asked the U.S. to reconsider to...
May 17, 2012, 7:10 PM PDT | By David Worthington
More Americans live nearby a nuclear reactor than ever. Despite this fact, the government believes that emergency preparedness can be weakened. New rules were issued under the radar during the...
May 17, 2012, 12:43 PM PDT | By David Worthington
We need it, PM Manmohan Singh tells Parliament.
May 17, 2012, 10:26 AM PDT | By Mark Halper
Politecnico di Milano embraces an international trend toward teaching in English. What would Da Vinci say? Probably something in his own tongue!
May 16, 2012, 1:16 PM PDT | By Mark Halper
Participation in net metering, which gives consumers financial credit for the renewable energy they generate, is on the rise. In California, solar and utilities are clashing over the program.
May 16, 2012, 10:15 AM PDT | By Kirsten Korosec
Keep an eye on this financially winding project. It might not be ready for the Olympics, unless taxpayers rescue it.
May 16, 2012, 5:17 AM PDT | By Mark Halper
Osram Sylvania, Philips and GE all join the 100-watt equivalent LED club. Want one? It might cost you the equivalent of dinner for two. Your choice - filet mignon, or a lightbulb.
May 15, 2012, 4:05 AM PDT | By Mark Halper