America’s most polluted cities: Visalia and Fresno

Wednesday, April 29, 2009 23:17 No Comments

In United States, the air pollution is a threat for the health of 186 million people, especially those from cities like Visalia and Fresno – both in California – that have been placed by the Forbes publication on the first places in the top of America’s most polluted cities.

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World’s most efficient batteries by Hitachi for hybrid and electric cars

Wednesday, April 29, 2009 6:26 No Comments

Hitachi has made an important step in the development of “green” cars. The company claims it has developed a new lithium-ion battery for hybrid and electric cars that tops its previous versions by 70% in output density.

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World’s largest solar power tower plant has been opened

Wednesday, April 29, 2009 3:05 2 Comments

World’s largest solar power tower plant located at the Solúcar Platform, near Seville (Spain) and developed by Abengoa Solar has officially begun operation after a period of 3 days of tests. Called PS20, the solar power tower plant surpassed the predicted power output during the tests which further validated the high potential of power tower [...]

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Hummer H3 Hybrid gets 100 miles per gallon

Wednesday, April 29, 2009 2:34 No Comments

The hybrid engine developer Raser Technologies has presented at the the Society of Automotive Engineers World Congress in Detroit, the new electric hybrid plug-in Hummer H3 that has a 40 mile all-electric range, 268 hp and a fuel efficiency of over 100 mpg being much more greener than a Prius ( it gets about 55 [...]

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A new recyclable plastic for electronic components

Tuesday, April 28, 2009 4:55 No Comments

In our days most of the plastics that are recyclable, for example grocery bags and water bottles are what are called thermoplastics. Thermoset resins are from another category of plastics that are impossible to be recycled. This type of plastic is founded in circuit boards commonly used in electronic components. Becaue every day appear more [...]

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In Norway gasoline cars could be banned from 2015

Monday, April 27, 2009 7:53 No Comments

A proposal to ban sales of new gasoline-powered cars in Norway from 2015 could stimulate the “eco” cars market. “This is much more realistic than people think when they first hear about this proposal. The financial crisis also means that a lot of those car producers that now have big problems … know that they [...]

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Gadget charger harnesses wind and solar energy

Monday, April 27, 2009 0:42 No Comments

Kinesis Industries has recently release the new K3 Charger. Using solar and wind energy, this gadget can recharge digital cameras, cell phones, iPods and iPhones through various adapters and a USB port.

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Porsche Panamera will be hybrid

Friday, April 24, 2009 10:31 No Comments

After the official launch of the Panamere model, which took place in Shanghai, Porsche announced that preparing a hybrid version of the model or coupe with four doors. Panamera Hybrid could use the 3-liter V6 engine presented on the Cayenne Hybrid prototype.

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Wal-Mart doubles its solar projects

Friday, April 24, 2009 0:11 No Comments

Retailing giant Wal-Mart announced that it intends to increase the percentage of solar energy used in its units during the following 18 months. BP Solar will install solar panels on rooftops of 10 to 20 stores and distribution centers in California.

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Fujitsu launches a laptop powered by wind energy

Wednesday, April 22, 2009 7:55 No Comments

Fujitsu launches on the Japanese market a laptop powered by clean wind energy called FMV-BIBLO LOOX U/C50NA.  Thanks to this eco-friendly laptop, the carbon emissions will be reduced significantly ( up to 18 kilograms in its total life span). The laptop is one of the smallest in size, with a 5.6- inch screen that folds [...]

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