- Hybrid Vehicles: Despite High Taxpayer Cost, Environmental Effects Negligible
There's an irrational belief held by some about economics that if a technology is subsidized, the magic of capitalism will make it cheaper even though there being no benefit to consumers or industry to do so, since it is already cheap for one and prof ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 4 2009 - 1:13pm
- Diverse Generation, Efficiency, And Electric Transportation Cut Costs
CO 2 r eduction targets can be met with affordability. An EPRI report released this week concludes affordability requires a "full portfolio" of electricity sector technologies. Diverse generation "could simultaneously address the challenge ...
Article - Hatice Cullingford - Aug 4 2009 - 11:19pm
- GE Ecomagination Makes Smart Grids Seem Way Cooler Than They Really Are
There's this little company you may have heard of called GE. Yeah, it's the one Edison started and I don't know where you come down in the whole Westinghouse/Edison fight but one of those guys screwed Tesla and one did not, so I am incline ...
Article - Hank Campbell - Aug 5 2009 - 1:20am
- Hockey Sticks And Organic Solar Cells For The Masses
It's easy for Arizona residents to hope for widespread solar power usage- they don't have to think about the thousands of miles of new power lines on land that will be grabbed under eminent domain. And you'd think hockey stick analogies rega ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 5 2009 - 2:54pm
- Hydrogen Energy: Better Compression Or Just Make A Bigger Molecule?
Uncompressed hydrogen will require a tank the size of a bus to take your car 300 miles but compressed hydrogen can be... explosive... unless the materials for storage get a lot better. Engineers in the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National ...
Article - News Staff - Sep 8 2010 - 6:56pm
- Closed Photo-Bioreactors Boost Algae As Energy Source
Now that people have finally realized ethanol is a government-run, unscientific boondoggle, efforts are under way to make legitimate biofuels efficient enough for mass usage. Microalgae are monocellular, plant-like organisms that use photosynthesis and con ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 6 2009 - 10:03am
- Let's Bring Combustion Out Of The 18th Century
A new paper outlines what it calls a simple-to-use technique which enables companies to optimize the performance of industrial boilers and reduce their main emissions. It's about time. Obviously there aren't going to be any new super-efficient ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 9 2009 - 12:40pm
- Fast-Response Fuel Blending: A Potent Recipe For Cleaner, More Efficient Engines
Diesel and gasoline fuel sources both bring unique assets and liabilities to powering internal combustion engines. But what if an engine could be programmed to harvest the best properties of both fuel sources at once, on the fly, by blending the fuels with ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 13 2009 - 3:41pm
- Improving Biomass Use Efficiency For Semi-Arid Regions
Biomass refers to all the matter that can be obtained from photosynthesis. Most vegetable species use solar energy to create sugars from carbon dioxide and water. They store this energy in the form of glucose or starch molecules, oleaginous, cellulose, and ...
Blog Post - Ashwani Kumar - Aug 16 2009 - 10:10am
- Biofuel for green house gas mitigation should be selected based on local environment and flora
Biofuel have a great potential but turnig food into biofuel is not correct way instead work on the petroplants, local plants and search for non edible oil plants like Jatropha etc as source of biofuel and improve their agrotechnology of production extracti ...
Blog Post - Ashwani Kumar - Aug 17 2009 - 12:01am