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EVs: A detailed analysis


Rei at Daily Kos is currently running an interesting series analyzing the economics and feasibility, as well as current state and future outlooks of electric vehicles. Rei possesses considerable technical knowledge on the subject, and is confident that EVs are the answer, based on well-backed arguments and facts.
The gist of his analysis is The economics […]

Silly Solar Gadgets: Sun Table


At $3′600, the Sun Table might be a bit ridiculous, but it will definitely impress your friends and could be an stylish addition (albeit quite decadent) to outdoor workstations on remote sites, where laptops are used. Capable of charging electronic devices and providing lighting, the device can also do away with the need for long […]

Hyundai Crowned King of Fuel Cell EVs


Hyundai’s Tucson Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV) was the only FCEV to earn a perfect score at the recent 2007 Challenge Bibendum in Shanghai. The Tucson hereby smashed teams from Daimler AG, GM and Nissan.
“This result once again confirms that Hyundai´s fuel cell technology is among the front-runners in the industry ,” said Kwon Moon-Shik, […]

Solar LED Roadstuds


The UK is currently fitting darker parts of its roads with SolarLite Smart Studs - consisting of small solar panels,  LED lights and normal reflective surfaces.

Since the lights offer 10 times more visibility than normal, drivers have 10 times more response time for turns in the road. Furthermore, in some places it is possible for […]

New, efficient Oslo subway trains


As TreeHugger reports, the Olso transit authority is currently installing new highly-efficient Siemens trains, aimed at making its subway network’s carbon footprint the smallest worldwide.

The new trains, made by Siemens Transport Division in Vienna, emit around 2.6 grams of carbon dioxide per kilometer traveled (for the metrically challenged think of it as 2/10ths of an […]

Web boom boosts Diesel generator sales


Rough Type reports that, as more and more software companies move to offer web-based software-as-a-service solutions, they have to rush to meet the need for new datacenters. These datacenters require backup power supplies - which usually means multiple diesel generators. One company that has seen a massive spurt in generator sales is Caterpillar:
 In its latest […]

Did you know?

In 2010, there will be 4200km of new highways in and around Shanghai, China that didn't exist in 2000. Varese, a town in Northern Italy, runs on 100% renewable power. The town uses a mix of wind, solar and small-scale hydropower. The town has reaped benefits from the energy network through added jobs, and an additional 350,000 euros [US $514,000] in revenues that are handed over to the council each year.


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