Green Energy

Throw away your driving license: Google launches new self-driving car

Throw away your driving license: Google launches new self-driving car

Google is building a fleet of 100 electric driverless cars and hopes to start testing them by the end of the year. They may take a bit of getting used to, with no steering wheel or pedals, while they will temporarily have a top speed of 25mph. This project has been several years in the […]

Bureaucratic mess: 3,000 agencies leave California water system in disarray

Bureaucratic mess: 3,000 agencies leave California water system in disarray

While Californians try to counter one of the worst droughts to hit the state in a century, a well-structured and organized water management system appears to be anything but evident. Although paleoclimatologists previously thought that the current dry-spell in the Golden State could be the severest one in 500 years, according to the Economist, experts […]

Renewable energies for the desert

Renewable energies for the desert

The Southern California Energy Summit 2013 was held at the Palm Springs Convention Center on Oct. 4th. The summit united 600 regional governments and businesses to foster clean renewable energy sources and making a sustainable economy. The summit included speakers, panel discussions, exhibitions, new green technologies and bus tours. Congressman Raul Ruiz was supposed to […]

Man-made tornadoes may produce green energy

Man-made tornadoes may produce green energy

Massive man-made twisters reaching to the skies from cyclopean structures on the ground may be the future of suburban landscape. A Canadian firm is developing the technology to use the tornadoes to produce electricity – and assures it would be safe. The company, AVEtec Energy Corporation, is working on a proof-of-concept device after winning this […]

Police arrest US presidential candidate Jill Stein at debate site

Police arrest US presidential candidate Jill Stein at debate site

Police arrested Green Party Presidential candidate Jill Stein and her running mate, Cheri Honkala, after they tried to enter the site of tonight’s presidential debate at Hofstra University. The two were protesting against the exclusion of all but the two major political parties from taking part in the debate. “Jill Stein, Cheri Honkala arrested, call […]

Ideology trumps reason as Germans pay the price for abandoning nuclear power

Ideology trumps reason as Germans pay the price for abandoning nuclear power

Germany is facing rapidly climbing energy costs after turning away from nuclear power following the Fukushima disaster, instead relying increasingly on renewable energy. Meanwhile, its neighbors are building nuclear power stations on its doorstep. After a simultaneous earthquake and tsunami off the Japanese coast caused a nuclear meltdown at the Fukushima power plant in March […]

Power solution: India opens world’s largest solar park (PHOTOS)

Power solution: India opens world’s largest solar park (PHOTOS)

The world’s largest solar power field has been switched on in India’s western state of Gujarat. Accounting for 214 megawatts of photovoltaic solar capacity, it becomes larger than China’s 200 MW Golmud Solar Park, which previously held the record. ­The newly-developed solar power park will be a 500-megawatt system using state-of-the-art thin film photovoltaic technology […]