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Apple CEO Tells Climate Deniers To Take A Hike

A conservative think tank’s pestering about how much Apple’s sustainability efforts cost shareholders just about drove the typically reserved Tim Cook around the bend last Friday. The drama unfolded at an Apple shareholder meeting. A representative of a group that… Read More

Powering Devices By Stomping Your Foot

One day it may be possible to harvest the otherwise wasted energy of your footsteps or of cars driving by to power your smartphone. That’s the concept researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology are developing using what’s technically known… Read More

New Free App Lets You Find Alternative Fueling Stations

Need help locating fueling stations offering alternative fuels, including electricity, natural gas, biodiesel, e85 Ethanol, propane and hydrogen? There’s now an iPhone app for that, courtesy of the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). The new Alternative… Read More

10 Smartphone Apps For Environmentalists

The world population is at 7 billion and it’s predicted that by the end of this year there will be one smartphone for every five people in the world. That’s a lot of phones and a lot of information literally… Read More
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Recycling Slashes Intel’s Water Footprint By 60%

Normally when we talk about multi-national companies and water consumption, it’s to relay the drastic amount of H2o that they’re pulling from the ground. So this will come as a refreshing change of pace: In Arizona, which, like most of… Read More

CO2 Free Brick Production Process Wins Big

Today the winner of the Postcode Lottery Green Challenge 2013 was announced, by the contest jury chaired by Richard Branson and including our Co-founder Jim Walker. Ginger Dosier of the United States was awarded €500,000 (US$669,000) today at the final… Read More

New Sensors Powered In A Low Power Way

Imagine these formerly dumb systems gone smart: a roof that announces when it’s about to spring a leak; a garden that monitors moisture on its own and applies just the right amount of water when it’s needed; and a bridge… Read More
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How Can The Smart Grid Save You $500 A Year?

Research shows that nearly 50 percent of consumers have heard the term “smart grid” before, but how many of us really know what it means? More importantly, how many of us know how accelerating the transition to a smarter grid… Read More

Microgrids Get Big Test In Connecticut

One of the most underreported stories in the U.S. energy industry today is Connecticut’s ambitious electricity pilot project—one that could have a widespread ripple effect across the country. On July 24, state government officials announced plans for nine microgrid projects… Read More