| Jan 17, 2014
Re “Solar power's outlook not as sunny,” Jan. 12
The article shows that the desert may not be the best place after all to generate solar power.
As The Times points out, the move is away from large, industrial-scale desert plants and toward...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 7:32 AM
Toyota Motor Corp. revealed a sneak peak of its FCV Concept hydrogen fuel cell vehicle Tuesday, an early version of the car it thinks will popularize fuel cell autos just as the Prius made hybrids mainstream.
“It is a very intriguing proposition...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 8:40 AM
In the market for a hot-water-dispensing refrigerator? That was just one of the innovative and unusual products on display recently at the International Builders' Show in Las Vegas.
The annual event, put on by the National Association of Home Builders,...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 7:54 AM
Honda released a sketch of its new fuel cell concept vehicle, pointing to the design direction of the next-generation Clarity hydrogen car, which it now leases in small numbers in California.
Honda says it plans to launch its next-generation fuel cell...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 11:35 AM
Ford Motor Co. will offer a $25,000 first prize for whoever makes the best phone app for fuel efficiency.
The Ford Personalized Efficiency Challenge runs through July 24. Anyone entering has to work through the automaker's OpenXC research platform....
| Feb 4, 2014
| 2:47 PM
Broward County will try to cut its electricity use and turn to renewable energy sources, as it continues to plan for global warming.
County commissioners voted 8-1 Tuesday to set energy goals, saying the White House has made it clear that planning for...
| Apr 23, 2013
| 5:44 PM
Name: Goal Zero Switch 8 Solar Recharging Kit
What it is: an eco-friendly recharging kit that uses either solar power or electricity to charge its Switch 8 lithium ion portable battery, which has a tip for solar charging and another for USB charging. It...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 11:48 AM
A new kind of regenerative braking system by Cadillac has been awarded the Green Car Technology Award for 2014.
The Regen on Demand system found in the Cadillac ELR plug-in luxury coupe allows the driver to use paddle shifters to regenerate energy and...
| May 22, 2013
| 1:46 PM
Upstart electric car maker Tesla Motors on Wednesday paid off a Department Energy loan that had become a political hot potato.
Tesla owed the federal government $451.8 million on a loan that was part of a special program to develop alternative fuel...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 12:44 PM
The latest word on climate change is not good — world emissions of carbon dioxide from energy use rose 1.4 percent last year to set a new record, according to the International Energy Agency. At this pace, the agency reports, global temperatures...
| Jun 13, 2013
Not quite an H-bomb dropped on the environmentalist zeitgeist, "Pandora's Promise" does provoke those who have long opposed nuclear power to at least reconsider it, presenting its arguments in a green light and asking the question: Can one be committed to...