electricity

Bosch’s voltwerk, storage unit off the grid

By | 2017-03-22T08:00:51+00:00 February 3rd, 2013|Categories: 2013 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Auto industry news, Automobiles and Energy, Bosch, Suppliers, Technology, Video, youtube.com|Tags: , , , |

In 2012 Hurricane Sandy ravaged New York and left thousands without electricity. South Korea has had to shut down a couple of nuclear plants for safety checks, which could bring rolling blackouts. It only takes a couple of hours without electricity to realize how dependent you are on electricity. Bosch's Voltwerk, a storage [...]

Cosan: ethanol and electricity in Brazil

By | 2017-03-22T08:08:02+00:00 August 4th, 2006|Categories: Alternative Fuels, Automobiles and Energy, BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, China), Ethanol, Technology|Tags: , , , |

"Is sugar cane like strawberries?" I asked Vanessa Heitmann, engineer for COSAN Corporation, as she tried to explain why they got so much more sugar in June than they did in April. It's not just the quantity of sugar cane, but the quality, the amount of juice that you can get out of one stalk [...]

The greenest Democratic Convention ever

By | 2017-03-22T08:08:21+00:00 August 6th, 2004|Categories: Alternative Fuels, Automobiles and Energy, Fuel cells, Health & Fitness, Podcasts, Politics, Technology|Tags: , , , , , , , |

“Democrats have regularly promoted renewable energy, recycling mass transportation, and reducing pollution that leads to global warming,” said Bruce Hamilton, National Conservation Director of the Sierra Club. Convention organizers are powering the meeting with renewable energy, supplied by Constellation New Energy (a subsidiary of Constellation Energy Group, a Baltimore-based Fortune 500 national energy company). The [...]