SmartPlanet stories related to the production and sale of energy from sources such as oil, gas, coal, nuclear and renewable sources.
A Start-up will soon be demonstrating an end-to-end process for converting CO2 from coal and natural gas-fired power plants into usable fuel.
June 16, 2011 6:29pm |
Subsidies to encourage adoption of alternative fuel vehicles won't reduce carbon emissions. Is it time to rethink our approach to sustainable living?
12 | June 16, 2011 9:52am |
To combat a lack of communication in an open-plan office, one artist illustrated paths to colleagues -- literally, on the floor, in pink tape. Will it work?
2 | June 16, 2011 9:28am |
Eric Ries, founder of the lean startup movement: 'Right now we are wasting peoples time on an industrial scale.. we are building companies that fundamentally have no customers.'
June 15, 2011 10:13pm |
In a decade, solar photovoltaic systems have the potential to be more economical than fossil fuels in generating electricity, according to a new report.
11 | June 15, 2011 7:24am |
Airbus envisions the future of flying: a recyclable concept cabin that offers panoramic views, interactive zones and an intelligent passenger interface.
7 | June 14, 2011 11:04am |
Google on Tuesday said that it will create a $280 million fund to help SolarCity, a residential solar project financing company, to ramp up deployments.
June 14, 2011 6:28am |
The savior of electronics might be at the tip of your pencil. Graphene is graphite (or carbon) arranged in one-atom thick honeycomb-structured sheets. Imagine incredibly thin, strong and...
4 | June 10, 2011 10:50am |
The paper product giant's new pledges include 25 percent reduction in water consumption, 5 percent reduction in absolute greenhouse gas emissions and adoption of 100 percent certified fiber.
June 9, 2011 5:31am |
New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art has successfully deployed a wireless environmental sensor network at the museum to help monitor and preserve medieval artwork.
June 9, 2011 4:02am |
Austin Whitney, 22, made headlines when he stood and walked at graduation in a pair of robotic legs. Now he spends full days in a UC Berkeley lab helping to refine them.
1 | June 8, 2011 10:23am |
GM's chief Dan Akerson believes that raising the gas tax would lead to an increase in people buying fuel-efficient cars, and that would be far more beneficial for the environment than forcing...
57 | June 8, 2011 9:20am |
Mitsubishi and the State of Hawaii are deploying electric car charging infrastructure to prove to residents that EVs are within reach of the average American.
1 | June 8, 2011 8:19am |
This morning the sun released billions of tons of matter in an explosion that is known as a large coronal mass ejection (CME.) Apparently the violent eruption mushroomed up and then landed...
1 | June 7, 2011 3:20pm |
The airline seeks to improve its carbon dioxide emissions to jet fuel intensity ratio by 1.5 percent each year.
June 7, 2011 6:10am |
What are current climate models missing? A dash of salt. NASA prepares to launch a satellite that dives into the relationship between ocean circulation, salinity and the weather.
9 | June 6, 2011 4:00am |
Environmental group demands to see spill recovery plan in effort to stave off BP-like disaster in pristine waters. Police nab activists and fly them to Greenland.
7 | June 4, 2011 11:38am |
Leonardo da Vinci is arguably the greatest innovator of all time. Da Vinci's example helps justify Peter Thiel's radical 20 Under 20 fellowship for college dropouts. See why, and the big caveat.
4 | June 3, 2011 2:13am |
If you really want to improve consumption of the world's limited resources, support density and information technology in cities, Grist's David Roberts writes.
2 | June 2, 2011 12:33pm |
Waste from Upper Michigan's copper mines is a treasure for area roofers who can use stamp sand to make cheaper shingles from recycled material.
4 | June 2, 2011 4:00am |