SmartPlanet stories related to the production and sale of energy from sources such as oil, gas, coal, nuclear and renewable sources.
Katie Spotz opted to run her myriad electronics with solar power in her courageous if not slightly insane 2,500-mile row across the Atlantic. She's blogging and Twittering the whole way.
2 | February 17, 2010 10:18am |
Houston, the Energy Capital of the World, is making moves to become the electric car capital of the nation.
5 | February 17, 2010 9:02am |
The Department of Energy is offering $8 billion in loan guarantees to break ground on a new nuclear power plant in Maryland. Will this be the start of a nuclear building boom?
19 | February 16, 2010 10:53am |
With no carbon energy resources to speak of, France has had little choice but to embrace nuclear energy. We're in the same boat now and are following France's lead.
11 | February 16, 2010 10:39am |
The household thermostat has always been difficult to program--wasting energy and driving up your utility bill. But SmartPlanet correspondent Sumi Das explains how new networking technologies will...
2 | February 16, 2010 8:20am
There's no shortage of discussion about climate change. But it's not often that the conversation shifts to how the world's poorest could be affected by global warming.
19 | February 16, 2010 4:00am |
In the near term it could mean shingles could double as solar collectors. In the longer term it could mean other fabrics could have solar energy collection woven into them.
7 | February 15, 2010 7:35am |
Ford aims to help its dealers improve their energy efficiency.
1 | February 15, 2010 6:38am |
Have you ever seen a water droplet bounce off the surface of a glass of water? Here's what it looks like at 2,000 frames per second -- and why it could help us build a smarter boat.
1 | February 12, 2010 9:50am |
Solar cell technology is becoming much like batteries, with breakthroughs piling on one another so that before one can get into production it's superseded by another.
8 | February 12, 2010 9:07am |
The U.S. still leads in overall capacity in wind energy, but China is coming on fast. Does the U.S. "get" wind energy? Denise Bode, who heads the American Wind Energy Association, doesn't think so.
February 12, 2010 8:22am |
Data center operator Telx keeps better tabs on its energy demand with a service from energy information management company, EnerNOC.
1 | February 12, 2010 4:04am |
Southern California will soon leverage the smart grid to shift on-peak electrical consumption to off-peak periods by delivering power stored in blocks of ice.
February 11, 2010 1:32pm |
Google admits this is an experiment, like the famous Qube interactive broadband test of the 1970s. What would you do with an Internet firehose?
1 | February 11, 2010 12:11pm |
Researchers from Imperial College London and Volvo are developing a prototype material that's strong and light enough to be used as a car's skin but can store and discharge electrical energy.
4 | February 11, 2010 10:56am |
Hewlett-Packard has opened its newest green data center in northeast England, cooled entirely by cold wind blowing off the North Sea.
3 | February 11, 2010 9:16am |
Promoting the idea that being zero (at least when it comes to carbon footprints) is a pretty cool thing
Most people can't be expected to change their energy consumption if they can't visualize the impact. That's where Zerofootprint Software steps in.
February 11, 2010 7:59am |
Nuclear power outfit Areva said on Monday that it has acquired solar power startup Ausra, which specializes in concentrating solar power tech at a large scale.
February 10, 2010 10:45am |
Businesses can get smarter about their data center energy efficiency by opting for facilities that are optimized for cloud computing.
February 10, 2010 7:11am |
Executives of German industrial behemoth Siemens said that the company plans to leverage the fledgling American market to become a leader in wind power.
1 | February 9, 2010 1:52pm |