Cisco Systems and Ecotality, an electric-vehicle charging station company, are collaborating to make EVs part of a home energy-management system. E... read more »
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Energy efficiency company EnerNoc said today it has acquired privately held Global Energy Partners, a move that gives EnerNoc a bigger national pres... read more »
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One of the job openings at Google is to work on heliostats, or sun-tracking mirrors used to concentrate light and produce heat in concentrating sol... read more »
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Volvo attaches a flywheel through a continuously variable transmission to reduce fuel consumption. (Credit: Volvo) Ferrari, Renault, BMW, and Mc... read more »
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LONDON/BRUSSELS--The European Union locked all accounts in its carbon market today, after a security breach, seeking to protect the battered reputa... read more »
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LAS VEGAS--General Electric today said the next phase of its $200 million entrepreneurship challenge will focus on home energy management. GE at th... read more »
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As production of the fuel-efficient 2012 Chevrolet Sonic and Buick Verano begins this fall at the General Motors Orion Assembly Plant, 40 percent o... read more »
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(Credit: Cree) LED lighting company Cree is taking on the overhead fluorescent lights that are a fixture of office buildings with a light source ... read more »
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There's a small cadre of companies trying to crack into the wind power business with a seemingly improbable approach: making machines that work in l... read more »
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A battery-switching station for electric taxis in Tokyo. On the right, you can see the white cars drive in. On the left, fresh batteries are deli... read more »
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First came VentureBeat&'s scoop on the Model S prototype&'s completion. Then came Tesla&'s trifecta of professionally-edited videos showing off the en... read more »
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Solar panel maker SoloPower has secured financing to build a manufacturing plant in Oregon, a step toward ramping up production of its thin-film sola... read more »
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WeatherBill, a company that uses high-end computing to reduce risk in agriculture, yesterday said it raised $42 million from Khosla Ventures, Google... read more »
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The Nissan Leaf beat out the Audi A8 and BMW 5-series to win the World Car Award for 2011. (Credit: Sarah Tew/CNET) As a herald of an electric-c... read more »
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While it's unclear how many consumers are willing to pay more for plug-in electric cars, the case for fleet operators is a lot simpler to make, a... read more »
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Home of the future A Web-based application for managing home energy, a smart thermostat, and display for notifications and energy data. (Credit: Sc... read more »
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Earlier this month, GE officially endorsed ZigBee as the wireless standard of choice for smart appliances in a white paper, but the Wi-Fi guys aren&'t... read more »
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The Prius Plug-in will offer electric-only driving for about 13 miles and an anticipated 50 MPG hybrid driving. (Credit: Toyota) Folks who want to... read more »
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A unit of Spanish conglomerate Abengoa has gotten the final sign-off on the U.S. Department of Energy's largest renewable-energy loan to date, a $1.... read more »
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After record solar-plant approval in 2010, the California Energy Commission believes its "big push" in solar-thermal projects is over. This past ye... read more »
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