Intelligent Energy brings you the latest news on alternative fuels and renewable power, highlighting the major players, legislation, technology and design involved in making our infrastructure more efficient.
The Obama administration is expected to implement an aggressive fuel standards policy that would cut in half greenhouse gas emissions from new cars and light trucks by 2025, also substantially...
16 | August 28, 2012 7:19pm |
Wind power once ferried flotillas of commerce across the seas. Now, as fossil fuels dwindle and become more costly, prototype cargo vessels are starting to incorporate high tech sails.
August 28, 2012 6:20pm |
It's been a long slog, but Sapphire Energy's algae-to-oil project is up and running and has completed its first successful harvest.
5 | August 28, 2012 12:25pm |
China relies on foreign oil and wants to increase its own production. Vast reserves potentially await off its coast, but not without territorial disputes.
1 | August 28, 2012 6:30am |
Aviation adventurer Jeremy Rowsell will take recycling to new heights when he flies a single engine plane 10,000 miles fueled by melted plastic. Now you know how to use your empty margarine tubs.
5 | August 27, 2012 5:27am |
Mitt Romney's path to energy independence doesn't offer too many surprises. However, his energy plan does contain a few proposals that are worth noting.
3 | August 24, 2012 9:59am |
Cheap and abundant natural gas has made the notion of hydrogen powered fuel cells powering businesses, home, hospitals, and other public infrastructure more plausible.
August 22, 2012 9:31pm |
Incineration is still widely used to dispose of discarded tires. A green materials company is providing an alternative that monetizes waste rubber, saving significant energy and lowering the cost...
2 | August 22, 2012 9:03pm |
A chart illustrates the dramatic changes within the nation's power sector over the past several decades. The upshot? Natural gas isn't the only rising star.
4 | August 22, 2012 12:04pm |
The decline of the internal combustion engine will be gradual as cleaner alternatives take hold. A market research company is predicting that annual sales of electric vehicles will reach 130...
11 | August 20, 2012 9:51pm |
Low prices created a boom time for the solar business in the United States. A renewable energy trade organization is reporting that U.S. installations more than doubled in 2011 both for commercial...
August 19, 2012 10:11pm |
The sunflower may be the brightest muse for human invention. It inspired Van Gogh to paint an impressionist masterpiece, and is now guiding a scientist toward making more energy efficient solar...
August 16, 2012 8:18pm |
These innovative off-the-grid toilets take human waste and turn it into something more valuable, including hydrogen, electricity and even, clean water.
2 | August 16, 2012 4:00am |
Facebook newest (and yet to be built) data center won't bring any additional jobs. However, it could be a test ground for clean energy.
1 | August 15, 2012 12:40pm |
Japanese scientists have found that radiation from Japan's Fukushima nuclear disaster has mutated a domestic butterfly species. It may not have morphed into Mothra, but the pale glass blue...
11 | August 14, 2012 8:29pm |
The U.S. wind power market -- one of the fastest-growing in the world -- could see its expansion derailed by three factors, including an expiring tax credit that used to enjoy bipartisan support.
11 | August 14, 2012 12:50pm |
Two articles published today wholly captured the zeitgeist of our times: one detailing the dramatic increase in wind power under President Obama's first term and another bemoaning stalled natural...
3 | August 10, 2012 3:13pm |
The California Air Resources Board took loads of complex greenhouse gas emissions metrics turned into something people can see and interact with.
August 10, 2012 1:26pm |
Philadelphia's Temple University students have can rent electric cars by the hour and plug in at the college.
August 9, 2012 8:55pm |
A U.S. battery maker that was the receipt of several hundred million dollars in stimulus-backed funds could soon be under the control of a Chinese auto parts company. This could become a political...
8 | August 9, 2012 8:17pm |