When the electricity goes out, the lights often turn on inside the minds of innovators. Enter the world of microgrids, which is becoming a harbinger of energy trends as more and more companies and campuses with sensitive operations need a continuous flow of power. Microgrids are systems set up to power specific locations — not […]
GE just announced that it no longer make or sell compact fluorescent lamp (CFL) lightbulbs in the US. The company will wind down the manufacturing of CFL bulbs over the course of the years, and it will begin to shift its focus on making the newest and most energy-efficient lightbulbs — LEDs. More »
General Electric will stop producing compact fluorescent lights this year as the company founded by Thomas Edison shifts focus to more advanced bulbs. Light-emitting diodes, or LEDs, are growing in popularity as their prices decline, enticing consumers away from compact fluorescents, the company...
We talk a lot on CleanTechnica about future forms of transportation, with a lot of that focus landing on the technologies that are revolutionizing transportation for people around the world today — electric vehicles. As such, a lot of...Show More Summary
In 2015 ComEd achieved record reliability for a third year in a row, much of it due to smart grid work begun in 2012. This modernization work, along with ComEd’s focus on customer engagement, helped position Illinois as the second in nation in the 2015 Grid Modernization Index (GMI). The report, produced by the GridWise® […]
In Europe, the 2016 Ford Focus produces 324 foot pounds of torque, according the government. In reality, it gives you the full 350 all the time and will light up its tires mid-corner have you decided to switch off the traction control. But you can, and that’s important. Read more...
Volkswagen is in some deep You Know What with the whole Dieselgate scandal. But to make up for their transgressions, VW’s luxury brand, Audi, is reportedly delaying all non-core projects to focus on electric vehicle development. Read more...
General Electric is selling its appliance business to China’s Haier Group for $5.4 billion in cash. The sale is part of GE’s plans to sell off its non-core businesses while shifting to a more technologically-based focus. The deal arrives just weeks after GE declined to sell the business to Sweden’s Electrolux for $3.3 billion. Show More Summary
Now that 31 has an R-rating and will make its world premiere at Sundance in the next few weeks, Rob Zombie can begin putting his creative focus on his new album The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser, which has received a release date of April 29th. Fans who want to pre-order the […]
Tesla Motors has introduced new feature called Summon that lets their Model S or Model X electric cars drive to their owner’s location autonomously using the self-driving Autopilot feature. The beta release of Summon focuses on the cars independently entering a garage and parking themselves, or leaving a garage in the morning to greet their owners […]
We curate the week's events with a focus on the Consumer Electronics Show. Plus, news and analysis on what's going on in the car business. Continue reading Weekly Recap: The future is autonomous and electric, and it's here Weekly Recap:...Show More Summary
General Motors and several other car companies are focusing on electric vehicles at the International CES consumer trade show in Las Vegas.
The California-based company debuted its sleek electric concept racecar Monday night during the annual CES show that focuses on consumer gadgets and has increasingly become a way for carmakers to show off their latest technological feats. The...Show More Summary
Climate change impacts on rivers and streams may substantially reduce electricity production capacity around the world. A new study calls for a greater focus on adaptation efforts in order to maintain future energy security.
Given the focus on clean vehicles and long term targets of zero emission, an increasing number of automakers are now investing heavily on electric vehicles. Tesla has a competitive edge in this market given its supercharger network and direct selling model. Show More Summary
Fighting through traffic is a drag. If only you could pop off a wheel from your car and ride it to freedom... See also: The 5 coolest electric cars in the world A Ford patent published on Dec. 15 (and uncovered by Patent Yogi) focuses...Show More Summary
Brazil incentive program targets distributed generation of clean electricity The Brazilian government has launched a national incentive program for distributed electricity generation. The ProGD program will have a special focus on solar and will offer a variety of measures to boost the availability of distributed electricity. Show More Summary
Instead of focusing on fixing the past, this coalition is asking the California Air Resources Board to force VW to take a walk down to Electric Avenue and speed up future tech developments.
A global electric vehicle outlook report published in 2013 suggested that the goal of 15 countries that are part of the Electric Initiative is to have 20 million electric on the road by 2020.  The report states that, as countries seek to address future energy requirements, achieving sustainable transport has emerged as an important […]
Want to feel calmer or increase your focus? No need to reach for Xanax or Adderall. With a few hundred dollars, you can buy devices that hook up to your smartphone and send low levels of electrical stimulation to your brain. One company,...Show More Summary