Photo via Shutterstock A new study by the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and Bonneville Power Administration finds that two underground sites in the Pacific Northwest are ideal for storing energy produced by the wind. Compressed
Around 85,000 households in the Northwest could be powered every month by the energy that could be stored deep underground in the region’s porous rock, according to new research. By utilizing such an energy storage solution, the region’s substantial wind energy resources could be put to full use. Show More Summary
Bottom line, if you live in a state that has good incentives and you take a short lease, it's possible that you could be paying almost nothing net, or even get paid, to drive an electric car.
The royals called for an end to illegal wildlife trade, which is threatening animals in epidemic proportions. Read More The post WATCH: Prince Charles and Prince William Partner with WildAid appeared first on Ecorazzi.
Here’s an exciting story about a promising-looking solar cooker that could significantly improve (and even save) the lives of people in the developing world, via Solar Love. A new solar cooker design, capable of cooking food, purifying...Show More Summary
Hinterland’s eclectic Scatter/Gather chandelier combines rustic-chic with glamor. The low-energy chandelier is made from artfully arranged, salvaged driftwood and branches collected from the coasts of British Columbia. The hand-made pendant centers around
The Chevrolet Spark EV, the first 100% electric vehicle by GM since the EV1, is getting close to its launch date.
After spending last weekend at the Heartland Coalfield Alliance's retreat in the Illinois coal basin region, I'm more inspired than ever. Listening to such amazing,...
Photo via Shutterstock Oil giants already make an embarrassingly large amount of money, but that does not seem to stop them manipulating the law to their advantage. Last week, the offices of Statoil, BP, and Shell were raided by officials from the European
The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) is a big deal. It was the first carbon-focused cap and trade program implemented in the US, and it covers several key Northeastern states. There’s a big vote coming today in New Hampshire. Show More Summary
Over the past decade the LEED rating system has cut annual carbon emissions by 9.4 million tons -- the equivalent of taking 1.5 million cars off the road. Such numbers show real progress. But there's one problem: Many of these buildings aren't doing as well as expected.
The home is entered from the dark facade while the lighter side opens up to Lake Päijänne, ensuring plenty of natural light and sufficient solar gain to get the couple through Finland's wicked winters. Architects Rudanko + Kankkunen built a mezzanine above
This super-light, fixed-gear bike can be customized for an individual rider in a very small period of time.
Restaurants use more energy per square foot than any other commercial business. However, saving energy is possible, as Trish Appleby has demonstrated in her restaurant Donatelli’s Homemade Italian in White Bear Lake, MN. Appleby started thinking about energy improvements because of rising energy costs. Show More Summary
EV buyers in the US looking for a good deal now have three models to choose from. General Motors has announced the pricing for the 2014 Chevy Spark EV, which starts at $27,495. Buyers can also lease it for as low as $199 a month, which is the same monthly
The BuildingGreen founder says it is " almost certainly the greenest office building in America if not the world."
On Monday, the world once again witnessed that when it comes to destruction on a massive scale, nothing can rival Mother Nature. Since the giant Oklahoma tornado struck, the National Weather Service has designated it with the highest rating of EF-5 due to
If it were April 1, I’d think this was a joke. It’s not April 1, and it’s not a joke. Electric bikes are apparently illegal in the state of New York. And the fine in New York City has just been doubled, rising to a whopping $1000. All...Show More Summary
Indoor farms need light—and a lot of it—to grow their crop, but that energy adds up big time in terms of cost and environmental impact. Pinkhouses are a new type of indoor farm that use a pink-colored light to grow their crop. Rather than flooding the
This article was first published on RenewEconomy. As operators of utilities desperately clinging to their WWI-vintage business models prepare their Maginot Line defences of altered tariffs and higher connection fees, it might pay them to pull out the periscope and peer over the trenches to see what exactly is about to come their way. Show More Summary