By Dean Kuipers: One of the holy grails of solar cell technology may have been found, with researchers at UCLAannouncing they have created a new organic polymer that produces electricity, is nearly transparent and is more durable and malleable than silicon.
Articles for Green
It seems that there are a growing list of top green colleges ranging from campuses to class curriculum. This one provides reasons why campuses made the list.
by Pete Danko: California made it official on Tuesday, reporting that the its investor-owned utilities – who provide about three-quarters of the electricity used by the state’s nearly 38 million residents – reached a renewable portfolio standard target of 20 percent green power in 2011.
by Susan DeFreitas: The Burnett residence in the charming coastal town of Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, (or Carmel, as it’s commonly known) wasn’t exactly built green.
Its mission statement doesn’t mention China, but there’s no doubt as to what brought together the 20 or so companies that comprise the new trade group EU ProSun:
Ford, getting ready to release its C-Max Energi plug-in hybrid this fall, recently unveiled some more details about the vehicle.
by Roland Hwang: Lost in the current debate about “offshoring” is the remarkable story of the “onshoring” of fuel-efficiency manufacturing.
When it comes to energy efficiency, the state of California is pretty clear on where its priorities lie — and when it comes to efficiency standards, it’s not afraid to flex some muscles to prove it.
by National Geographic Society: With a smart heating and cooling system and renewable energy, the city district of Västra Hamnen (Western Harbor), in Malmö, Sweden has established itself as the first carbon-neutral neighborhood in Europe, says Malmö mayor Ilmar Reepalu.
There was a time when green homes were largely aspirational, the province of the lucky few who could afford them. Slowly but surely, though, that’s changing.