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The Three Laws of Batteries (and a Bonus Zeroth Law)

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Tesla CEO: I’d Bet On Capacitors Over Batteries

Climatewire
Democrats Provide a Counteroffer to GOP Cuts on Energy and Climate

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A Dark Warning on Global Oil Demand

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China Reportedly Plans Strict Goals to Save Energy

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Solar Summit 2011: Is U.S. PV Manufacturing Doomed to Failure?

CNet
Can 'energy storage as a service' beef up the grid?

New Scientist
Clean fuels wasted on Delhi's rickshaws

Technology Review
Congress Backs Energy Agency

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U.S. Military Links Alternative Energy Research to Lives--and Dollars--Saved

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Navy Sec: DOD and ARPA-E Launch 2 Energy Storage Projects

Earth2Tech
DOE Chief Speaks Candidly on Budget Cuts, Clean Power

Earth2Tech
PolyPlus: Water Batteries Could Be Comin’ Soon

Scientific American
Just Hot Air?: Are Natural Gas's Environmental Benefits Overstated?

Climatewire
Tapping the Mighty Mississippi and Coastal Tides with Underwater Turbines

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Silicon Solar Cells Ditch the Wafers

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New batteries fix themselves

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Study finds that replacement programs that reduce vehicle lifetime can result in increased lifecycle CO2 emissions

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China sets 2020 vision for science

Climatewire
How to Turn a New Clean Energy Process into a Company

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Growing an American Electric Car Industry, a Tale of Two Companies

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Dragonfly wings inspire micro wind turbine design

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Fill up your car with hydrogen beads

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Could Cows Make Biofuels Better?

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The Fantastical Promise of Reversible Computing

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Sexy Futuristic VW Diesel-Electric Gets 261 MPG

Earth2Tech
The All-Access iPhone-Connected Thermostat

Reuters
Biofuel jatropha falls from wonder-crop pedestal

Technology Review
New Magnets Could Solve Our Rare-Earth Problems

Greenwire
Buzz Builds for 'Clean Energy' Standard, but Passage Won't Be Easy

Green Car Congress
Accenture report finds that China may scale deployment of disruptive transport technologies faster than US but that US is more likely to generate a breakthrough solution

Green Car Congress
Using parking reform as a tool to influence travel behavior

Reuters
With solar power, it's Green vs. Green

R&D Magazine
Is the hornet our key to renewable energy?

AFP
Atlantic currents have seen 'drastic' changes: study

Nature News
Why dire climate warnings boost skepticism

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Predicting the Climate-Changed City of the Future

Scientific American
Driving to the Future: Can China--and the World--Afford 2 Billion Cars?

Earth2Tech
KleenSpeed Launches $15K Electric Car System

Earth2Tech
Oh Buoy! Harvesting Wave Power on the Cheap

Wired
EV Batteries Will Have Lives Beyond the Road

David Anthony
The Energy Storage Story

Technology Review
Chinese Project Puts Cow Dung to Work

The Guardian
Geo-engineering: climate intervention is a dilemma for scientists

The Atlantic
Dirty Coal, Clean Future

New Scientist
Biofuels will up Euro greenhouse emissions

Greentech Media
Flow Batteries Coming Into Homes?

Cnet
Cell towers to track electricity potential

Nature News
Oil spill's toxic trade-off

Technology Review
Nanogenerator Powers Up

Climatewire
A Carbon Tax Emerges Among the Ideas to Reduce the Federal Deficit

Scientific American
Rare Earths: Elemental Needs of the Clean-Energy Economy

Greentech Media
Southwest Makes Biggest Gains in Energy Efficiency, Report Finds

Greentech Media
$4 Billion and 1-Gigawatt NaS Energy Warehouse From Rubenius

New York Times
A Climate Proposal Beyond Cap and Trade

New York Times
Offshore Wind Power Line Wins Backing

Greentech Media
How Much Does Nuclear Cost? $6,000 a Kilowatt or More

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In California, a Grid Storage Mandate

New York Times
Canada Produces Strain of Algae for Fuel

Technology Review
How Much Will Proposition 23 Hurt Renewable Energy?

Reuters
Scotland to get 100 pct green energy by 2025

Earth2Tech
Dear Friedman: There Is No Moore’s Law for Batteries

Climatewire
Will Electric Cars Be Made in America?

Greenwire
Calif. Raises Renewable Portfolio Standard to 33%

Scientific American
Reverse Combustion: Can CO2 Be Turned Back into Fuel?

Scientific American
Reinventing the Leaf: Artificial Photosynthesis to Create Clean Fuel

Technology Review
EmTech Video Q&A: Harry Atwater

Wired
Solar Roads Fix The Grid And Crumbling Pavement

Greentech Media
Can Consumers Be Convinced to Conserve?

Greentech Media
Two Billion Cars and the Hope of Zero-Emission Vehicles

Green Car Congress
New EV20 Alliance Targeting 1M Additional Electric Vehicles on Road by 2015

Technology Review
Doubling Lithium-Ion Battery Storage

Greentech Media
Contour’s Fluorine Batteries to Ship Next Month

Earth2Tech
Can Solar Help Usher In Storage for the Grid?

Technology Review
Turning Exhaust Gas Into Fuel

Cnet
Grid storage gets updraft from auto batteries

New Scientist
Forest carbon stores may be massively overestimated

Earth2Tech
How Web Sharing Sites Can Save The Planet

New York Times
When It Comes to Car Batteries, Moore’s Law Does Not Compute

New Scientist
Mobile chargers could keep electric cars juiced up

Green Car Congress
Report Finds That Urgent Changes in Transport Financing Required to Enable More Sustainable Transportation Globally

Greenwire
In Oregon, Students Seek Key to a Sustainable City

Earth2Tech
How Koch Industries Has Supported Climate Change Denial

Technology Review
Death Knell for Some Clean Tech Companies

Technology Review
New Battery for Cheap Electric Vehicles

Greentech Media
The Birth of a U.S. Wind Power Manufacturing Industry

Scientific American
"Plug and Play" Solar Panel Kits Offer Homeowners Affordable Alternative Energy Source

Technology Review
Converting Gas-Guzzlers into Hybrids

Greentech Media
For Electric Cars, Startups Propose Solid-State Batteries

Earth2Tech
Google & Khosla: If AB32 Dies, So Goes CA’s Greentech Market

Scientific American
Your Next New Car: Cleaner, Greener and Smarter

Technology Review
A Sticker Makes Solar Panels Work Better

Technology Review
What's Holding Biofuels Back?

Greentech Media
SolOptics’ Lens Design Improves Solar Panel Efficiency Up to 12.5%

Earth2Tech
The Answer to Electric Vehicle Range Anxiety: Mobile Tech

Technology Review
Can Electric Vehicles Lose the Plug?

New Scientist
Plug-free electric cars' hidden cost

Earth2Tech
Putting Chips to Work for Sharing Pedal Power

Earth2Tech
FAIL: Next-Gen Technology for Peak Energy Demand

Climatewire
Can International Clean Energy Efforts Aid Climate Fight?

Technology Review
Safer, Longer-Lasting Batteries for Cars

Wired
Honda Discovers Cars With Cords

Nikkei Electronics
Vibration-powered Generators Replace AA, AAA Batteries

Reuters
More than half new power in U.S., EU is green: study

Earth2Tech
So, You Want to Drive an Electric Car: Start Here

Green Car Congress
National Research Council Report Concludes FreedomCAR and Fuel Partnership Should Continue to Include Fuel Cells and Other Hydrogen Technologies in Research Portfolio

San Francisco Chronicle
Dead zone in gulf linked to ethanol production

Scientific American
U.S., U.K. military leaders address climate change's role as a global threat multiplier

Scientific American
What happens when coal is gone?

Technology Review
The German Experiment

Scientific American
Are Modern Cities for People or Cars?

Scientific American
Wrangling Renewables and the Smart Grid: How Can the Federal Government Change the Future of Electricity?

Scientific American
Natural Gas Could Serve as 'Bridge' Fuel to Low-Carbon Future

Nikkei Automotive Technology
JFE Engineering Announces 'Super-rapid' EV Charging System

ClimateWire
Senate Democrats Getting More Pessimistic on Cap and Trade in Energy Bill

New York Times
Net Benefits of Biomass Power Under Scrutiny

Technology Review
An Energy-Saving Air Conditioner

New Scientist
Recycled batteries boost electric cars

Scientific American
Local Power: Tapping Distributed Energy in 21st-Century Cities

Cnet
IEA: To promote efficiency, cut fossil fuel subsidies

Technology Review
Slow Going on Cellulosic Biofuels

New Scientist
Green machine: Cars could run on sunlight and CO2

Climatewire
Wyoming Coal Plant Illustrates the Potential and Challenges of Carbon Capture and Storage

Greentech Media
The Road Map to California’s Smart Grid

Technology Review
Western U.S. Grid Can Handle More Renewables

Nikkei Electronics Asia
The Motor Revolutions Begins from Home Appliances: Using Washer/Dryer Technology in EVs

Green Car Congress
Royal Academy of Engineering Report Says EV Success Depends on Low-Carbon Electricity, Universal Broadband Provision and Smart Grids

ClimateWire
Anxiety Builds Among Utilities Over the Communications Part of 'Smart' Grid

New York Times
Water Adds New Constraints to Power

Cnet
Rare-earth metal recycling needed to power green tech

Earth2Tech
C3Nano: MIT Clean Energy Winner’s Scheme for Cheaper Solar

Climatewire
Predicting Wind Power's Growth -- an Art That Needs More Science

Technology Review
Solar Metamaterials

Scientific American
U.S. Electrical Grid Undergoes Massive Transition to Connect to Renewables

Climatewire
Do the Rules of the Nation's Electric Grid Discriminate Against Wind Power?

Scientific American
Building a Better Biofuel: A New Carbon-Neutral Approach Turns Carbohydrates into Hydrocarbons

Technology Review
Wind Turbines Shed Their Gears

Earth2Tech
12 Plug-in Cars You Can Drive by 2011

Technology Review
Big Energy Storage in Thin Films

Scientific American
String of offshore turbines along East Coast could provide steady supply of wind power

Earth2Tech
How the iPad Could Disrupt the Home Energy Market

Cnet
Solar Pebble could light the way for rural Africans

Technology Review
Black Silicon Makes Solar Cells Cheaper

Wired
Study Finds One In Four People Considering A Plug-In Car

Technology Review
Wave Energy Scales Up Off Scotland

Nikkei Electronics
New PV Cell Generates Electricity From UV, Visible, Infrared Lights

Earth2Tech
How Grid Operators Will Survive the Crush of 1M Electric Cars

Greentech Media
LS9: Genetically Modified E. Coli that Secrete Drop-in Diesel

Cnet
In clean energy, U.S. innovates but builds slowly

Greentech Media
How EV-Ready is America?

Technology Review
Giving Plastic Solar Cells an Energy Boost

Technology Review
Smarter Chargers for Electric Vehicles

Scientific American
Going with the Flow: Hydrokinetic Power Developers Face Technical and Regulatory Hurtles in Bid to Tap Tides

Cnet
'Deep-energy retrofits' take root in homes

Green Car Congress
Perspective: Government Leadership Needed for Electric Vehicles to Succeed

Scientific American
Where Will the U.S. Get Its Electricity in 2034?

Technology Review
Transforming Energy

Technology Review
Searching for Biofuels' Sweet Spot

Scientific American
Energizing Energy: How the Stimulus Bill Has Ignited Innovation in the Renewables Sector--A Q&A

Scientific American
In a Hurry? New Battery Recharging System Promises Quicker Turnaround for Plug-In Hybrid Vehicles

Scientific American
Germany Floats New Plans to Keep Hydrogen-Powered Cars in the World's Transportation Mix

Greenwire
DOE's Chu Takes R&D Budget Request to House Science Panel

Cnet
Israeli gas stations to swap Better Place car batteries

Green Car Congress
Mercedes Vito All-Electric Taxi Prototype Launches in London

Technology Review
Biofuels from Saltwater Crops

Greentech Media
EPA Issues Renewable Fuel Standards: What It Means for 1st and 2nd Generation Biofuels

Nikkei Electronics Asia
A New Era for Li-Ion Batteries

Scientific American
Bacteria Transformed into Biofuel Refineries

Scientific American
Is Algae Worse than Corn for Biofuels?


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