While it’s true that on a gallon-to-gallon basis ethanol historically has been cheaper than gasoline, ethanol contains far less energy than gasoline and therefore has cost consumers more to travel the same distance.
The average amount of energy the ocean absorbed each year over the period 1993 to 2008 was enough to power nearly 500 100-watt light bulbs for each of the roughly 6.7 billion people on the planet.
Even if there is enough lithium to displace the 1 billion internal combustion engine cars that now pollute the earth with electric cars, it is the electronic waste problem that should dominate the question.
There is a lot of good news for developers as well as users regarding gaming on Google Android. Google has introduced an interesting set of gaming APIs that would provide a lot of ease for the developers. It would also add a whole new dimension of mobile Android gaming for consumers. Show More Summary
The ZigBee Alliance, a global ecosystem of companies, creating wireless solutions for use in energy management, commercial and consumer applications, today announced it has completed development and ratified the Smart Energy Profile 2 (SEP 2) standard. Show More Summary
[Blogmeister’s Note: We haven’t heard much about porn copyright trolls in a couple of years, but a recent decision by a federal judge in California caught our eye. The judge slammed a troll operation, and he did it with flair – his opinion...Show More Summary
How many people support renewables or nuclear energy, or for that matter fracking? A closer to look at polls shows that support numbers should be treated with caution.
I just received a PR email from Veolia Water's publicity folks touting the release of a new report (although it is dated February 2013 - guess I am on the 'D-List' with Kathy Griffin) from the Columbia Water Center and Veolia, America's Water Risk: Water Stress and Climate Variability'. Download...
Like the HTC Rhyme, NEC Medias X is another phone designed for women. NEC Medias X is powered by a Quadcore Snapdragon 600 processor, has a 4.7? 720p display with a 13.1MP Exmor RS camera. It also runs the latest version of Android i.e. Show More Summary
When Warren Buffet's MidAmerican Energy announced the new investment, it gave full credit to the extension of the production tax credit for enabling it to expand its wind generating capacity.
Alteva reported that its first-quarter unified communications revenues, net of eliminations were $4 million, up sequentially 15.6 percent, a factor that helped to ease the pain of the 9 percent decline in telephone segment revenue.
Nest Labs, maker of the Nest learning thermostat, wants to shake up the residential demand response (DR) market. Nest is taking a three-pronged approach to drive adoption of residential DR services and, of course, sell more of its thermostats: via » Nest Aims to Shake Up Residential DR Navigant Research.
Verizon's EVP and CFO Fran Shammo, according to a report in FierceCable, said that while the telco anticipates higher churn for FiOS products during the summer months, he is "confident" the telco will achieve its goal of adding 600,000 new subscribers by the end of the year.
Birch Communications, a growing IP-based competitive provider focused on SMBs, has signed a deal to purchase various customer and network elements from Lexington, Ky.-based Lightyear Network Solutions for an undisclosed sum.
Here’s the latest standards and compliance news affecting corporate environmental and energy executives. Today’s briefing includes 10 items. European Commission antitrust regulators are investigating Royal Dutch Shell, BP, Statoil and price reporting company Platts – a subsidiary of McGraw Hill Financial – over potential oil price manipulation. Show More Summary
Volvo Buses’ plug-in hybrid buses — which the company says reduce fuel consumption by at least 75 percent compared with diesel buses — will hit the streets of Gothenburg, Sweden this month as part of a field test. Volvo says the plug-in technology will reduce fuel consumption and carbon dioxide by 75 to 80 percent, [...]
Worldwide, “natural capital” has emerged as an important topic of debate. At the June 2012 Rio+20 Conference it was agreed that “inclusive green growth” was the pathway to sustainable development. Countries would therefore have to decipher “inclusive green growth” and look at natural capital with a magnifying lens, give it a proper definition and build [...]
AT&T is seeing some early success with its fiber deployments. Chairman and CEO Randall Stephenson told investors at a J.P. Morgan Global Technology, Media and Telecom Conference today that the company is seeing good uptake of its fiber to the building deployments from the small and medium-size business market.
A report from watchdog group Food & Water Watch released yesterday accuses the US State Department of partnering with Monsanto and other GMO seed companies to push biotech crops abroad, forcing farmers to buy genetically modified seeds and agrichemicals. Biotech Ambassadors: How the U.S. State Department Promotes the Seed Industry’s Global Agenda says the State [...]