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Green Batteries, Where Can I Get One?

The move from disposable to rechargeable batteries isn’t going as well as it might. Maybe it’s because the effort, on an individual basis, seems to have such a small impact. But the hundreds of thousands of discarded batteries sent to landfills every year are threatening the environment with toxic heavy metals. Environmentally friendly A major […]

The Coming of Fuel Cells Powered MacBooks

Will fuel cells be the next big thing for laptop batteries? Apple is looking into this possibility as a patent application reveals. Apple Insider┬áreports that two Apple patent applications published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office show that the company is interested in fuel cells — the titles of the applications are “Fuel Cell […]

Google, KRR end 2011 with new investment in solar power

Google Inc. is ending the year with another clean energy investment together with Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. by investing in four solar farms to provide enough electricity for about 13,000 homes inCalifornia. Google’s $94 million is the internet giant’s first in grid-connected photovoltaic solar power investment. This latest investment brings Google’s total clean power […]

The Renault-Nissan Alliance, the leader in electric vehicles

The Renault-Nissan Alliance is the world-leader in electric-vehicle technology and the only car group worldwide offering a range of vehicles that consume no gasoline whatsoever. The Renault-Nissan Alliance plans to sell 1.5 million zero-emission cars by 2016. Nissan has already sold more than 18,000 LEAFs on three continents, making it the most popular EV in […]

Top Five Facebook Earth-Friendly Apps

Oh Facebook. That 2.0 of┬áMyspace, which allows members to catch up with frenemies from high school they never wanted to see again, as well as find embarrassing pictures about themselves the day after the all night kegger. But, with 90 million users, thats a lot of energy and potential mobilization for good that can also […]

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