It's a bold statement to be sure, but Google is making it in the company's first public disclosure of its total energy use: the company has had a carbon footprint of zero for well on four years now. That's even more impressive when you consider that Google needs a quarter of a nuclear power plant to keep all of its searches and gmails and whatnot going.
Back in '09, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) gave Idaho-based Solar Roadways $100,000 to do what the company's name implies: build a prototype smart road that could generate electricity (as well as perform other tricks). Now, Solar Roadways is taking the next step and making its concept a reality.
Despite the less than stellar market performance of the Segway, similar competing vehicles continue to be developed in the hopes of hitting the mark just as the public is ready for the next phase of personal transport. The latest entrant in this race is Audi with their new concept A0 monocycle for urban transport.
Well, this is pretty cool. Evatran's Plugless Power wireless/proximity charging system lets you juice up your electric car, such as the Chevy Volt, simply by parking it in your garage. No plugging in necessary.
According to a new survey taken by laser-equipped planes, solar panels on rooftops could provide nearly half of NYC's energy needs. If only installing them was easier and cheaper.
In light of the recent Japanese earthquake, Panasonic and eight other companies are plowing full-steam ahead with plans for their Fujisawa Sustainable Smart Town (SST) — a 19-hectacre "green" community that will be home to 3,000 residents and where life will revolve around being energy-conscious.
Facing increased pressure to find a new energy solution in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear crisis, the Tokyo government has announced plans to deploy what could be the world's first national solar array.
So you want a hybrid for efficiency and eco-friendliness reasons, but you don't want to get some wussy little Matchbox Car? Well, Jaguar is looking to build a hybrid supercar that should be a little cooler than a Prius.
Rumored to be in the works as far back as 2009, the Rolls Royce Phantom electric concept car has finally made its debut, giving the wheel-heed crowd the opportunity to retain their ostentatious four-wheeled trophy while going green.
The original hippie-mobile is back, this time sporting a decidedly green energy profile that could make it the darling of the sustainable living crowd.