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.
SEPTA and Viridity Energy are adding a big battery to Philly's transit system. The plan is to capture energy from braking trains and feed some of it into the city's grid.
15 | September 2, 2010 4:00am |
The Environmental Protection Agency offers new fuel-economy labels for vehicle showrooms.
4 | September 1, 2010 4:00am |
A Canadian company will debut their lightweight cannabis-composite car in September. Their hope? That the demand for electric vehicles will grow like a weed.
August 31, 2010 4:00am |
A Colorado start-up looks to upgrade existing wind turbines with a biodiesel-powered back-up system.
12 | August 30, 2010 4:00am |
British chemists explore ways "dry water" could join the battle against global warming. The fine, white powder absorbs greenhouse gases, takes methane on the road, and might one day sit in your...
5 | August 27, 2010 4:00am |
Nobel laureate Robert Richardson of Cornell University says the United States is squandering the Earth's limited supply of helium. His solution? Make it cost-effective to recycle.
16 | August 25, 2010 4:00am |
MIT researchers enlist a common virus to help recharge soldiers' gadgetry, through their uniforms. For the rest of the citizenry, could the tiny lithium-ion batteries give new meaning to the power...
3 | August 24, 2010 4:00am |
In a quest for energy independence, the Saint Lucian government signs an agreement with Qualibou Energy Inc. to develop and export geothermal power.
2 | August 19, 2010 4:00am |
South African researchers create low-cost, high-tech tea bags that filter water for those living off the water grid.
4 | August 17, 2010 4:00am |
France's long-term storage plan for nuclear power waste moves along. American radioactive waste sits in wait for a permanent home. As a U.S. government panel continues digging for a solution,...
26 | August 16, 2010 4:00am |
State and federal agencies are in the process of approving over 4,500 megawatts of solar energy production capacity in California.
4 | August 13, 2010 1:41pm |
Atlantis unveils what could be the biggest tidal device ever. The company hopes it will bring waves of marine power investment with it.
17 | August 13, 2010 4:00am |
With a new type of thin film solar cell, Ensol AS and University of Leicester team up to suck up the sun's rays through the world's windows.
4 | August 12, 2010 4:00am |
$5 million in funding is in place to install 5,000 EV charging stations in the Bay Area, but they won't come online for another two years, SmartPlanet has learned.
August 11, 2010 3:18pm |
As the wind industry and its turbines get bigger. Will U.S. manufacturers be able to capture a larger piece of wind power's future?
4 | August 11, 2010 4:00am |
Solazyme has raised another US$52M from investors to support broadening business growth for its create to create bulk amounts of renewable oil.
August 9, 2010 2:42pm |
The Environmental Protection Agency names the top purchasers of U.S.-generated renewable energy within their Green Power program. Did your company, school, city, state make the list?
August 4, 2010 4:00am |
Engineers from Stanford University find a way for solar panels to harvest photons and heat energy simultaneously. The new strategy might make solar powers heat up to twice the efficiency.
4 | August 3, 2010 4:00am |
In the feud between wind energy and noise pollution, Caithness Energy pays Oregon residents to keep quiet about excessive noise from their proposed wind farm.
31 | August 2, 2010 4:00am |
The Pocono Raceway, a Pennsylvania track which hosts NASCAR championship races, has converted its facilities to solar energy.
1 | July 30, 2010 2:38pm |