| 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....
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 9:03 PM
The Glendale Unified School District will undertake its largest solar project yet when it installs panels at Glendale High School this summer that could generate 427 kilowatts of power, which is about 25% of the power used by the school in a year....
| Mar 12, 2013
| 5:15 AM
Commentator Harry Alford's claim that focusing on fracking legislation in Maryland constitutes a waste of time and effort suggests a shocking ignorance of what is happening in other states ("Anti-fracking legislation is premature," March 7). Maryland's...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 4:00 AM
A deal environmentalists thought had been worked out to stop mostly out-of-state paper mills from cashing in on Maryland's renewable energy law by burning so-called "black liquor" has come unglued. The state's only paper plant in Allegany County has...