Gasoline use at lowest rate in three decades
Average fuel consumption by American drivers is at its lowest level in at least 30 years, says a University of Michigan researcher.
Camry Hybrid: A family car winner
The roomy, fuel-sipping Toyota Camry Hybrid family sedan gets better for 2015 with more appealing exterior styling, upgraded interior, improved ride and handling and quieter passenger cabin.
Solar beam collectors, key to enhancing solar power
New technologies could soon bring more effective ways of harvesting solar power. That is the case with small size concentrated solar power, or CSP. It is a relatively new technology compared to the more mature photovoltaic ...
Test trial to use computer servers to heat homes
An energy company is joining forces with a tech startup to harness computing power to heat homes in the Netherlands.
NTU develops mobile app to help the university reduce its energy usage
Feeling too cold? With just a few taps on Nanyang Technological University's (NTU) new mobile app, the central air-conditioning temperature settings could be adjusted, helping the university save on its energy ...
Remote project a proof of concept for eco-friendly desalination
In the past water desalination has been identified with industrial-scale, energy hungry plants but researchers working at a remote Indigenous community In Western Australia have proved portable, solar-powered ...
As wind power booms, Texas lawmakers consider yanking support
Thousands of wind turbines have sprung up across West Texas and up and down the Gulf Coast. Companies as diverse as Google and Dow Chemical are investing hundreds of millions of dollars in Texas in a race to lower their carbon ...
Dew Collector: Greenhouse for food growth, water
Chinese airline completes cooking oil fuel flight
A Chinese airline on Saturday completed the country's first commercial flight using biofuel, made from waste cooking oil, as the government seeks to promote greater environmental sustainability.
UNM fuel cell research may provide electrical backup at home
Research faculty members in the Center for Micro-Engineered Materials and Chemical and Biological Engineering Alexey Serov, Plamen Atanassov, Kateryna Artyushkova and Ivana Gonzales will spend the next two ...
Toyota rolls into TED with zippy new way to get around
Steve Gundrum was grinning on Thursday when he climbed out of a Toyota some might call a cross between a zippy scooter and an eco-friendly electric car.
New rooftops in France to go green
Rooftops on new buildings built in commercial zones in France must either be partially covered in plants or solar panels, under a law approved on Thursday.
Tesla updating Model S to ease range anxiety, improve safety
Tesla Motors is updating its Model S electric car to help ease drivers' worries about running out of battery charge—and is hinting that in the future drivers can take their hands off the wheel altogether.
Nearly all fuel in Fukushima reactor has melted, says TEPCO
New tests show almost all of the fuel inside one of the Fukushima plant's reactors has melted, its operator said Thursday, the latest step in the clean up after Japan's worst ever nuclear crisis.