SmartPlanet stories related to the production and sale of energy from sources such as oil, gas, coal, nuclear and renewable sources.
At the Cleantech Forum in San Francisco, NRG Energy CEO David Crane discusses how smart meters, distributed-solar projects, and plug-in electric vehicles could potentially cause disruptive change...
3 | March 27, 2012 1:28pm
Let the sun's energy take care of charging your e-reader with this product. Just make sure you don't do what our SmartPlanet team did - crack the Kindle screen while trying to remove it.
12 | March 21, 2012 9:40am
Prefabricated homes conjure up images of uninspired architecture, but Simpatico Homes is constructing sustainable houses out of factory-built modules that are beautifully designed. SmartPlanet's...
3 | January 23, 2012 8:21am
Thinking of making the switch from energy-intensive incandescent bulbs, but can't stand the infamously cold and harsh light quality? SmartPlanet's Sumi Das rounds up some bulbs that will have you...
6 | January 11, 2012 2:06pm
SmartPlanet correspondent Sumi Das talks to Ford exec Dan Kapp about the company's alternative fuels strategy and one of its first EVs to hit the market in 2012, its Ford Focus Electric.
1 | December 21, 2011 3:00pm
Have a foodie on your holiday shopping list? SmartPlanet's Sumi Das shares some great ideas including a magical lid that replaces plastic wrap and a chopping board set that reduces the spread of...
December 15, 2011 9:01am
Home energy management systems may finally be heading mainstream. Energy Hub's CEO, Seth Frader-Thompson predicts that every home in the U.S. will utilize some form of energy management within 10...
November 16, 2011 11:05am
Ever feel guilty about using foil once and then throwing it in the recycling bin? If you're looking for a better way to wrap up your leftovers, recycled aluminum could be the answer....
4 | November 8, 2011 9:00am
Frog was recently tasked with creating a symbol to promote energy consciousness. SmartPlanet correspondent Priya David Clemens visits the design firm's San Francisco offices to learn about the...
5 | September 8, 2011 10:09am
Steve Zornetzer, associate director of NASA Ames Research Center, talks about the space agency's plan to design eco-friendly buildings on earth using technologies developed for space exploration....
August 29, 2011 3:32pm
Tired of scratching your head and wondering why your electricity bill is so high every month? SmartPlanet's Sumi Das takes a look at Visible Energy's UFO Power Center, which can help you conserve...
August 10, 2011 5:01pm
More than 1,700 rooftop solar panels generate hundreds of kilowatts of electricity at CBS Television City, where the network has produced programming for nearly 60 years. Learn how the LA...
4 | July 20, 2011 3:14pm
Do you prefer chicken or beef? Do you carpool or drive alone to work? "Our choices lead to emissions of greenhouse gases." says Chris Jones, a researcher with UC Berkeley's Renewable and...
12 | July 19, 2011 8:02am
Extending and modernizing an electric grid with renewable energy sources is the key component of a low-carbon energy strategy, says Katharina Reiche, Germany's state secretary for the environment,...
3 | July 13, 2011 12:06pm
Whether you're forgetful, or just too frazzled trying to leave the house, at some point you've probably accidentally left the lights (or worse, the iron) on at home. SmartPlanet's Sumi Das...
3 | July 12, 2011 3:22pm
See the largest and tallest green roof in New York City -- installed for the same price as a regular roof. Learn how solar film and better equipment maintenance help reduce CBS Corporation's...
2 | July 11, 2011 3:21pm
Sonoma, Calif., homeowner Catherine O'Neill decided last year to "green" her home, so she called on Rick Milburn, owner of Solar Knights Construction, to look at Passive House--a sustainable...
7 | March 28, 2011 3:58pm
High oil prices and the BP spill are just two real reminders of how energy dependent we truly are, but tomorrow's solar technology promises cleaner power at lower costs. SmartPlanet correspondent...
3 | January 11, 2011 7:38am
The Philadelphia Eagles recently announced plans to power Lincoln Financial Field with renewable energy, including wind, solar and dual-fuel generated electricity. SmartPlanet shows you digital...
2 | December 15, 2010 4:46pm
Dow Chemical Company's Powerhouse solar shingles convert sunlight into electricity. The product integrates low-cost thin-film photovoltaic cells into roofing shingles that can be installed...
9 | December 8, 2010 2:56pm