Vodafone Unveils Smartphone-Charging Shorts Just in Time for Festival Season

June 15, 2013 by  
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British telecommunications company Vodafone wants people to be able to use their phones, even when they’re away from a power source for days on end at music festivals, for example. So this week, the company unveiled a pair of denim hotpants that can actually charge a cellphone by harnessing thermoelectric and kinetic energy. In addition to the Power Pocket shorts, Vodafone also unveiled a sleeping bag that transforms body heat into energy that can be used to charge a phone. These technologies aren’t commercially available just yet, but Vodafone says it will be testing them out at the  Isle of Wright Festival  in England this week. READ MORE >   Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: cellphone charging , kinetic energy , kinetic energy harvesting , off-grid , Power Pocket , renewable energy , smartphone charging , thermal energy , thermoelectric , Vodafone        

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Wells Fargo to invest $30B in environmental financing

April 23, 2012 by  
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Wells Fargo says it will invest a cool $30 billion to help build a greener economy via wind and solar energy projects, energy efficient buildings, environmental innovation and more.

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Campbell’s to stop using BPA in soup cans

March 7, 2012 by  
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The world's largest soupmaker says it will eventually stop using BPA — a controversial chemical — to line its cans. Advocates call the decision a big step for the canned-foods industry.

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FedEx Adding All-Electric Trucks to Fleet

March 29, 2010 by  
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FedEx says it will be the first U.S. delivery service to add all-electric trucks to their fleet.  Starting in June, the company will enter four EVs into service in Los Angeles . Two of the trucks will come from Navistar, based on a design the parcel service already is using in Europe.  FedEx has 10 EV vans in London and five scheduled to enter routes in Paris.  The other two trucks are coming from a yet unnamed company.

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Waste Management Turns Landfill into Fuel Pump

November 6, 2009 by  
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As far as I am concerned, the two biggest problems facing humanity are kicking our addiction to oil, and figuring out a way to get rid of all our garbage without stuffing it into big, endless holes in the ground. Wouldn’t it be great if we could kill two birds with one stone?

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Factory Five Electric ‘33 Ford Roadster Debuts at SEMA

November 6, 2009 by  
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As I’ve said before, SEMA is not usually a place you expect to see lots of alternative fuel vehicles. But in recent years there has been a paradigm shift, and increasing floor space has been devoted to debuting technologies and cars that conserve gas, rather than waste it. Factory Five, out of Wareham Massachusetts, is a well-known maker of kit cars based on classic Shelby designs including the Cobra and Daytona.

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