02.02.10, 06:00 PM EST
Advances in solar, energy efficiency and the smart grid are taking hold in the U.S. and around the world. The push toward a cleaner, greener world is being fueled by innovation both inside academic labs and at companies large and small. The price of solar panels has fallen dramatically, and companies are coming up with novel ways to use less energy in the first place. Here is a window onto some of the groundbreaking progress now in the works. The Promise of Green Tech
Preparing For The Electric Car Future Oliver Hazimeh How companies can win from the transition to electric vehicles. What Bloom Energy Needs To Prove Jonathan Fahey Bloom Energy has attention, money and customers. Now it needs to show its fuel cells are durable and cheap enough to compete. Clean Tech’s Latest Darling Kerry A. Dolan Fuel cell maker Bloom Energy taps star power, big bucks for huge buzz. In Depth: Clean Tech’s Hottest Start-Ups Water: The Risks To Business As water scarcity increases, tech companies and others are changing their ways. The World’s Biggest Green Energy Projects Jonathan Fahey The U.S. and Europe have led the way in renewable power, but right now China has the grandest plans. In Depth: The World’s Biggest Renewable Energy Projects Doing The Math On Bloom Energy Jesse Jenkins With ongoing subsidies, the Bloom fuel cell may find a good market. The Hurdles For Electric Cars A high price tag is just the first of several challenges electric vehicles face. Stock Focus
Investing In Green Tech Kerry A. Dolan Green tech stocks to buy in 2010. Kerry A. Dolan On Clean Technology For all the hype about the smart grid, few companies will come out winners. Green Shoots
Building A Better Biofuel Bug Jonathan Fahey Scientists have engineered a new bacteria strain that spits out biodiesel. In Pictures: Eco-Friendly Innovations Global Warming: Survival Of The Fittest Jonathan Fahey Part of a forest will be enclosed, heated up and pumped with CO2 to see who wins and loses if the planet heats up. Bacteria-Powered Machines! Jonathan Fahey Researchers learn to use bacteria to spin gears. New Ways To Catch Rays Jonathan Fahey Researchers are engineering molecules that gather more energy from the sun. Following Blood To Capture Carbon Jonathan Fahey United Technologies is mimicking a blood enzyme to capture carbon from coal plants. New Blog: The Energy Source Going Green
Are You Ready To Go Solar At Home? Christopher Helman Solar panels have never been cheaper. How to tell if your house is a good fit. In Depth: The Basics On Home Solar How Green Is My Apple? Brian Caulfield Apple hasn’t just made its products eco-friendly. It’s changed an entire industry. Keeping Your Home Clean And ‘Green’ Jessica Kwong Method charges ahead with its eco-friendly cleaning products. In Pictures: Keeping Your Home Clean And ‘Green’ The Energy-Neutral Home Kerry A. Dolan Turning a historic house into an energy sipper. Surprising Home-Energy Hogs Oliver J. Chiang It’s the small appliances that can waste the most electricity. Squeezing Energy From The Sun Kerry A. Dolan SunPower’s super-efficient solar cells help the company grow despite the solar slowdown. The Most Toxic Home Products Oliver J. Chiang How everyday household products can harm you and your family. In Pictures: The Most Toxic Home Products Video
A new series revs up to drive innovation and bike sales. Bridgelux CEO Bill Watkins on the hurdles facing early adoption. All Aboard The Electric Van We take Ford’s new Transit Connect Electric work vehicle for a spin. How a Silicon Valley homeowner created the most energy efficient home.
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