13 Apr '11, 12am

Mixed Greens: Nissan’s R&D Center Mountain View, Chromasun Goes Live and Natural Gas as a Battery: Renautl-Nis...

Renautl-Nissan followed Tesla Motors into the electric car market. Soon it will follow it in other ways as well. The Japanese-French car federation will soon open and R&D Center in Mountain View, according to sources. It makes sense. Volkswagen conducts research here. Tesla Motors is here and a whole slew of battery and battery management companies reside here as well. What better place to recruit. Plus, they can stop by Better Place in Palo Alto for coffee. Note: this may have been announced already, but in a quick search on 'Mountain View' and Nissan only turned up links for a few used Sentras for sale. Elsewhere: --Chromasun, which has created a solar thermal air conditioner and solar hot water heater, unveiled a major prototype today at Santa Clara University. The system--which consists of computer-controlled parabolic troughs--will reduce the hot water needs for the B...

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GE GOES SOLAR.: by Bruce Mulliken, Green Energy...

green-energy-news.com 11 Apr '11, 12pm

Victor Abate, vice president of GE’s renewable energy business said in a press release,” “Our plan to open a U.S. solar ma...

Fugitive Methane Stirs Debate on Natural Gas

Fugitive Methane Stirs Debate on Natural Gas

green.blogs.nytimes.com 12 Apr '11, 2pm

James Leynse for The New York Times Robert Howarth, a professor of ecology and environmental biology at Cornell University...

New report says gas worse than coal - - new reg...

energybulletin.net 12 Apr '11, 9pm

Call it an annual rite of spring for the community of Ithaca, N.Y. – finals, farmer’s markets, and the release of bite-siz...

Emissions from #fracking natural gas 2x coal Fracked gas could be 45% US supply by 2035. Not good for #climate at all.

Emissions from #fracking natural gas 2x coal Fr...

treehugger.com 11 Apr '11, 2pm

In other words, the natural gas touted as a good way to power the US over the coming decades could be worse than using coa...

Natural Gas Needs Tighter Production Practices ...

switchboard.nrdc.org 13 Apr '11, 2am

A paper about the global warming pollution from natural gas production, due to be published online this week, is already m...

Green: A Curmudgeon's View of the Energy Challenge

green.blogs.nytimes.com 13 Apr '11, 8pm

Associated Press Pondering the legacy of America’s outsize vehicles: a Hummer and Cadillac dealership. One of the world’s ...

A Curmudgeon's View of the Energy Challenge: An...

green.blogs.nytimes.com 13 Apr '11, 4pm

Associated Press Pondering the legacy of America’s outsize vehicles: a Hummer and Cadillac dealership. One of the world’s ...

Study: Natural gas from #fracking is worse for ...

grist.org 11 Apr '11, 2pm

Natural gas obtained through "fracking" -- the increasingly common process of splitting open underground deposits with hig...

A few weeks ago, President Obama said something...

enviroblog.org 12 Apr '11, 7pm

Enforce the federal Safe Drinking Water Act's provision that requires drillers to obtain a permit before injecting diesel ...

As Goes Iowa, So Goes The Future Of US Wind Power

treehugger.com 10 Apr '11, 3pm

Terraces, buffers, and conservation tillage at work on a farm in Iowa. Image credit: Wikimedia Commons The Fifteen Percent...

As Goes Iowa, So Goes The Future Of US Wind Power

treehugger.com 10 Apr '11, 3pm

Terraces, buffers, and conservation tillage at work on a farm in Iowa. Image credit: Wikimedia Commons The Fifteen Percent...

USPS Data Center Consolidation to Reduce Energy Use, Redundancy

USPS Data Center Consolidation to Reduce Energy...

greenbiz.com 13 Apr '11, 12pm

WASHINGTON, DC — The U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General (USPS OIG) plans to consolidate four of its data cent...

Mixed Greens: Google Puts $100M into Wind Farm;...

greentechmedia.com 18 Apr '11, 8pm

Google announced that it has plunked $100 million into the Sheperds Flat wind farm in Oregon that will produce 845 megawat...

Are the Kochs to blame for gas prices?

grist.org 14 Apr '11, 5pm

Remember when we said that, despite an upcoming Republican onslaught of not-intended-to-be-factual statements, Obama is no...

Get ready for GOP baloney on gas prices

grist.org 13 Apr '11, 3pm

Politico is reporting this morning that House Republicans are gearing up to blame high gas prices on Obama. His offshore d...