Year: 2011

honda enging

Honda ‘Dreams’ Of Leading Fuel Efficiency

When Honda sets sets its sights, it really sets them high. The company recently announced goals for its future drive technology at the Tokyo Auto Show. Those goals call for nothing less than achieving “top-of-industry fuel efficiency in every vehicle… Read More

7 Green Home Tech Trends Of 2011

Editor’s Note: EarthTechling, always looking to forward the cleantech revolution discussion, is proud to bring you this article via a cross post from partner GreenTech Advocates. Author credit goes to Steven Castle. Weird year: 2011 was supposed to be the … Read More

Retailers Checking ‘Nice’ On Energy Savings List

Editor’s Note: EarthTechling, always looking to bring you interesting cleantech articles, is proud to repost this story via permission from National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Author credit goes to Heather Lammers. As the latest holiday shopping season ends, American retailers are… Read More
wind towers, china trade dispute

U.S. Wind Tower Makers Hit China Imports

The renewable energy trade fight between the United States and China, which started in earnest in October over imports of crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells and modules, spread to the wind power sector yesterday when four U.S. turbine tower manufacturers joined… Read More
china bullet train

China High-Speed Rail Found Faulty, Moves On Anyhow

China’s State Council said an investigation into the deadly high-speed rail wreck that roiled the country this past summer found “the train crash was caused by major design flaws in train operating equipment, relaxed safety controls and poor emergency response… Read More

Hawaii Subdivision Wins Home Of The Year

Say aloha to this year’s Green Home of the Year winner, the Kumuhau subdivision in Waimanalo, Hawaii, built by James Keller. Green Builder magazine recently announced the Hawaiian neighborhood as the grand winner of its 4th Annual Green Builder Home… Read More

GM Rocks Energy Star Efficiency Challenge

The Energy Star program was created in the early 1990s by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in an attempt to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emission by power plants. The program soon grew to become an international standard for… Read More
lawless drag bike

EV Drag Racing Gets IHRA Checkered Flag

Electric drag racing provided plenty of high-profile excitement in the world of electric vehicles (EVs) this year. As technology improved and mechanics got better and better at squeezing every drop of speed from their motorcycles and cars, speed records seem… Read More
Ourense Train Station, Spain

Dazzling High-Speed Rail Station For Spain

High-speed rail may be struggling to stay on track here in the U.S., but it’s a reality in northwestern Spain, which will soon see a new rail station designed by Foster + Partners, in a joint venture with engineers, G.O.C.… Read More
SolMate solar charger

The iPhone 4 Meets Its SolMate

Tired of solar chargers that are ineffective, poorly designed and made of cheap plastic in suspicious manufacturing plants? Adam Benzion of Seattle-based Green Simian was. So Benzion got together with an engineer friend to make the SolMate, a solar charger… Read More
GMZ Energy, investment

Heat-Recovery Company Captures $14 Million

GMZ Energy, a thermoelectric company that has developed ways to turn lost heat into electricity, has announced $14 million in Series C funding. The new investment was led by Mitsui Ventures and includes I2BF Global Ventures, Energy Technology Ventures (a… Read More
apple fuel cell

Apple Gear Of Today Powered By Fuel Cell Of Tomorrow?

Is Apple seriously building a fuel-cell MacBook? That’s not exactly clear, but thanks to some sleuthing by AppleInsider it is apparent the company is exploring the possibility. The Apple-watching website uncovered a couple of Apple patent applications published by the… Read More
Monster Watts Solar Charger

Talk, Tweet And Surf On Solar, Stylishly

With the iPhone 4, you can enjoy some FaceTime with friends, snatch up a deal on Gilt Groupe, shoot the next YouTube viral sensation in HD, and tweet to your hearts content. But all that activity asks a lot of… Read More
Irish renewables

Ireland Has Wind At Its Back On Renewables

We all knew Scotland was on a tear when it came to renewable energy development (leading some to wonder if the country was moving ahead too ambitiously). But a recent report on the feasibility of a Scottish-Irish offshore grid connection… Read More