Volkswagen close to building a 186-mile range electric car

July 1, 2015 by  
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In the next few years electric cars are set to finally take a big jump forward with the arrival of several models that will have a driving range around 200 miles – much longer than today’s models. Chevy and Nissan have already announced plans to introduce new longer range electric cars and now Volkswagen has announced that it is also working on new battery technology. Read the rest of Volkswagen close to building a 186-mile range electric car Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: battery technology , e golf , electric car , green car , green transportation , lithium ion battery , range anxiety , volkswagen , vw , VW e-Golf , VW e-Up , VW Golf GTE

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MakerBot and Stratasys Complete Merger to Form 3D Printing Super-Company

August 16, 2013 by  
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Back in June, desktop 3D printing leader MakerBot announced plans to merge with the Israeli company Stratasys , which specializes in industrial-level 3D printing and prototyping. Yesterday, the two companies announced that the deal is done. Although the companies are merging into one, MakerBot will continue to function as a separate entity, and it will continue to improve its already-popular desktop printers. “We are excited for the future,” said MakerBot CEO Bre Pettis . ”Full speed ahead!” Read the rest of MakerBot and Stratasys Complete Merger to Form 3D Printing Super-Company Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 3D fabrication , 3d printer , 3D printing , desktop 3d printer , makerbot , makerbot replicator 2 , prototyping , replicator , Stratasys        

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Walmart and Gap Still Refuse to Sign Bangladesh Workers’ Safety Accord

May 25, 2013 by  
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In the weeks following the horrific Rana Plaza building collapse that killed 1,127 workers — one of the worst tragedies in the history of the garment industry — more than 30 of the world’s leading apparel companies  signed an agreement vowing to protect the safety of garment workers . But two prominent American companies have refused to sign the accord. Wal-Mart announced plans to launch its own safety initiative, and Gap has refused to sign any agreement, citing liability concerns. In a recent LA Times op-ed , law professors James Brudney and Catherine Fisk call the companies’ fears over their financial and moral commitments “irrational.” READ MORE >   Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Bangladesh , bangladesh building collapse , building collapse , GAP , garment workers , Rana Plaza , walmart , worker safety , worker safety accord        

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SunEdison inaugurates Europe’s largest photovoltaic power plant

November 26, 2010 by  
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Eco Factor: PV power plant to generate about 70MW of renewable electric power. SunEdison announced plans to build Europe’s largest photovoltaic power plant in Italy in March this year. Just nine short months after being given the green light, the company has inaugurated the plant, which has been built in a city between Bologna and Venice.

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Researchers developing technology to use car engine exhaust to generate electricity

November 25, 2010 by  
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Eco Factor: Technology promises better fuel consumption by converting engine exhaust into electricity. Researchers at Purdue University are creating a system that harvests heat from an engine’s exhaust to generate electricity, reducing a car’s fuel consumption. The research is being funded with a $1.4 million, three-year grant from the National Science Foundation and the U.S

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Japanese scientists aim to solve energy crisis by using desert sand

November 25, 2010 by  
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Eco Factor: Silica from desert sand to be used to make solar panels for renewable energy. A team of Japanese scientists have come up with an ingenious proposal to provide 50 percent of the world’s energy needs by utilizing sand from the Sahara desert.

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Imogen Heap’s Call to Action, Ryan Reynolds Partners with the NRDC, and More

August 20, 2010 by  
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Photo via Love the Earth Film Musician Imogen Heap announced plans to create and score a nature documentary — with a twist: She’s asking fans to shoot their own footage of the world around them and submit it.

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Obama Seeks 2025 Vehicle Fuel Standards, Rules for Heavy Trucks

May 21, 2010 by  
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A month after the federal government finalized fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions standards for passenger and light-duty vehicles, President Barack Obama announced plans to set 2025 rules and create first-ever standards for medium- and heavy-duty trucks.

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Five Ways Technology Can Boost Green Driving Practices

May 20, 2010 by  
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Simple software solutions can help drivers and fleet owners significantly save on fuel costs and emissions, all while helping drivers spend less time on the road.

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U.S Government Ordered to Cut Emissions by 28 Percent by 2020

January 29, 2010 by  
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Today President Barack Obama announced plans to reduce the federal government’s greenhouse gas emissions by 28 percent by 2020, a move that would save $8-11 billion and the equivalent of 205 million barrels of oil.

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