CLIFF AVOIDED FOR RENEWABLES? Renewable energies get a tax break in cliff rescue.

PRESSURE POWER: 24/7 CLEAN ENERGY. Low cost power from waste pressure or steam with the potential for cogeneration and energy storage.

Don’t Walk Away From Clean Energy Research & Development

DISAPPOINTING HYBRID EFFICIENCY OR PEDAL–HEAVY DRIVERS? Ford’s EPA hybrid fuel economy rating is being questioned.

HEAT DRIVES THE WORLD (MOST OF IT WE WASTE). Methods to capture waste thermal energy and put it to work are growing.

A RETURN TO THE PAST: FABRIC SAILS TO CUT THE COST OF WIND ENERGY. Lighter, cheaper blades should make wind as economical as fossil fuels - without subsidy.

COUNTING UP THE COST OF CLIMATE CHANGE. Pay a little now or a lot later.

INVENTION WANTED: CLEAN EMERGENCY POWER. When weather brings the grid down an emission-free power supply could bring some normalcy to life.

OBAMA’S WIN: NEW LIFE FOR CLIMATE ACTION. The bully pulpit is the best place to start.

CLIMATE EMERGENCY! Extreme weather will force government’s hand on global warming.

CAN’T THINK STRAIGHT? CO2 MAY BE MESSING WITH YOUR MIND. Moderately elevated levels of CO2 in rooms impair thinking. What about in the atmosphere?

Confronting Climate Change: 9 Clean Replacement Technologies

WITH FAILURE, TECHNOLOGY MOVES FORWARD. Battery maker seeks bankruptcy, is bought out, in the name of cost reduction.

OBAMA, ROMNEY: PLEASE TALK ABOUT CLIMATE. Global warming should be discussed in the final debate.

TECHNOLOGY MATCH-UP: EBUGGY MEET AUTOBACKING TRAILER. Hitch up power and drive.

BUILDING WITH BIOPLASTICS: RECYCLING TO KEEP CARBON CAPTURED. Cut waste by recycling petro-plastics. Cut waste and greenhouse gases by recycling bioplastics.

SELF-DRIVE CARS TO SAVE ENERGY. Without you at the wheel your car will use less gas or fewer electrons.

RETHINKING ELECTRIC CARS. -- GAME CHANGER UPDATE. Free, fast, forever – electric fuel for a lifetime – coast-to-coast solar recharging for Tesla cars should attract new buyers.

BUILDING WITH BIOPLASTICS: ATMOSPHERIC CARBON STORAGE IN CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS - PART 8. New technologies to convert plant material into chemicals for bioplastics and wrap-up.

A SLICK, MODERN SOLAR INDUSTRY, YET INNOVATION NEEDED. Solar industry conference shows industry sophistication that’s far from maturity.

A VOTE FOR OIL: DRILL FOR MORE OR REDUCE DEMAND THROUGH EFFICIENCY. The choice will be made in November.

MITT'S OILY ENERGY PLAN. It’s Drill Baby Drill! all over again.

BUILDING WITH BIOPLASTICS:
ATMOSPHERIC CARBON STORAGE IN CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS - PART 7.
The need for a regulated industry.

LED LIGHTING: TIME FOR A CHANGE. To reduce costs, LED bulbs and fixtures need a redesign.

BUILDING WITH BIOPLASTICS:
ATMOSPHERIC CARBON STORAGE IN CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS - PART 6.
Man-made systems to capture carbon dioxide for plastics and other chemicals.

BUILDING WITH BIOPLASTICS:
ATMOSPHERIC CARBON STORAGE IN CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS - PART 5
Which plants for feedstock?

WHAT'S UP WITH RUPERT? Politically right leaning media mogul thinks climate change is real and it's us.

RETHINKING ELECTRIC CARS -- PRICE UPDATE, UPDATE. Ford announces C-MAX Energi Plug-in Hybrid price: $33,745 list, reduced to $29,995 after a $3,750 federal tax credit.

RETHINKING ELECTRIC CARS -- LONGER RANGE, LESSER PRICE UPDATE. Ford's C-MAX Hybrids.

BUILDING WITH BIOPLASTICS:
ATMOSPHERIC CARBON STORAGE IN CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS - PART 4.
Renewable energy plays a significant role.

BUILDING WITH BIOPLASTICS:
ATMOSPHERIC CARBON STORAGE IN CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS - PART 3.
Building big things for significant carbon sequestration.

RETHINKING ELECTRIC CARS -- DRIVE TECHNOLOGY UPDATE. Protean Electric in-wheel drive systems set to go into production.

BUILDING WITH BIOPLASTICS:
ATMOSPHERIC CARBON STORAGE IN CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS - PART 2.

Residential bioplastic building materials when managed and recycled could sequester carbon dioxide for centuries.

BUILDING WITH BIOPLASTICS:
ATMOSPHERIC CARBON STORAGE IN CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS - PART 1. Introduction to a concept industry.

CARS VS. THE SOCIAL NETWORK. Love of the automobile may be failing to the benefit of the planet.

RETHINKING ELECTRIC CARS -- New Models, Better Batteries Update

RETHINKING ELECTRIC CARS – LIGHTER VEHICLES UPDATE. Mass producing carbon fiber parts.

THINK GREEN PLASTICS TO STORE CARBON DIOXIDE. Power plant CO2 can be part of plastic used to make consumer products.

RETHINKING ELECTRIC CARS – PART 11. Summing up the series, but watch for updates.

HEAT REFLECTIVE ROOFS, OUTSIDE IN. A clean cool roof is an energy saving roof.

RETHIINKING ELECTRIC CARS – PART 10. Soon it will get easier and cheaper to develop new electric cars.

TOMORROW'S TRANSPORTATION. IDEAS WANTED.Contest sponsored by train and plane builder Bombardier seeks solutions to urban transit.

RETHINKING ELECTRIC CARS – PART 9. Toyota’s new RAV4 EV may be more than just another electric vehicle.

PLANET TOO HOT? PAINT IT WHITE. If all else fails stratospheric particles could reflect sunlight and cool us down.

RETHINKING ELECTRIC CARS – PART 8. Stored energy in electric cars can be home energy.

AMERICA’S ABUNDANT NATURAL GAS: READY TO SQUANDER. Reserves could be burned up quickly if the economy improves.

RETHINKING ELECTRIC CARS – PART 7. Electric vehicle prices will drop only when new models are developed.

ZERO CARBON FUELS. Generating hydrogen on demand with metals and water.

RETHINKING ELECTRIC CARS -- PART 6. Electric cars need to lighten up to carry bigger battery packs for longer range. But how?

DOWNDRAFT POWER : MAN-MADE WIND ENERGY Mother Nature’s fury copied to generate clean power.

RETHINKING ELECTRIC CARS -- PART 5. Chipping away at e-vehicle cost: Using fewer onboard computers. What about a laptop?

RETHINKING ELECTRIC CARS -- PART 4. Expensive lithium-ion batteries keep vehicle costs high. Electric automobile manufacturers need an alternative battery chemistry.

HEADS IN THE SAND AS OCEANS RISE. Believe in manmade global warming or not, studies still show temperatures and seas rising.

RETHINKING ELECTRIC CARS -- PART 3. Light duty pickup trucks put on a diet could make really excellent electric vehicles.

WIND INNOVATION. Wind energy of tomorrow won’t be the same as today.

RETHINKING ELECTRIC CARS -- PART 2. Tailpipe emission-free and oil-free isn’t enough. Manufacturers need to find and use every possible way to overcome the real or perceived short comings of electric cars and trucks to attract more buyers. Try Long Distance Loaner Vehicles.

RETHINKING ELECTRIC CARS -- PART 1. If EV’s don’t catch on at a quicker pace, manufacturers might have to go back to the drawing board.

RISING TIDAL POWER. Siemens purchase of Marine Current Turbines and Nova Scotia’s tidal energy feed-in-tariffs add new interest to this reliable clean energy resource.

WEIRD WEATHER WILL LEAD TO GLOBAL WARMING ACTION ... EVENTUALLY. Cutting emissions will also lead to much needed job creation, planet-wide.

E-POWER BOATING. High energy batteries open up opportunities for fast, clean and quiet cruising.

CALIFORNIA’S ZEV MANDATE RETURNS. With clean cars to sell, automakers now support the effort. Hydrogen, battery switching, new battery technologies could spawn from the ruling.

WHERE’S THE HYDROGEN ECONOMY? (FIND IT IN DISTRIBUTED POWER.) Small stationary fuel cells for home and business might be a new starting point for hydrogen.

OBAMA, “I WILL NOT WALK AWAY FROM THE PROMISE OF CLEAN ENERGY.” Republican nominees on alternative energy; Obama’s SOTU comments.

TOUGH SELL FOR ELECTRIC DRIVE? MAYBE NOT. A decade ago hybrid sales started off slow, then took off.

PRICEY OIL FOREVER? National budgets may push oil prices skyward. Nationalized oil companies may not truthful about the quantity and quality of oil in reserves.

THE POWER OF PLASMA. Underutilized as a 24/7 alternative energy technology, maybe that’s about to change.

BULLISH ON 2012. Despite election year politicking and a dysfunctional Washington, 2012 could be a good year for clean, renewable and efficient energy.

GM FIXES THE VOLT. Minor changes are made to the extended range EV after much publicized after-the-fact crash-test fires. Is this part of the EV learning process?

MONTANA’S RENEWABLE ENERGY STORAGE. Flywheels, pumped storage and zinc air flow batteries are included in the state’s clean energy future.

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