All posts from Joanna Schroeder

string(0) "" Loading...

Physicians Group Comes Out Strongly Against Coal Power

[social_buttons] It’s been known for a long time that the emissions from coal are harmful, both to the environment and human health. Yet, because it’s so plentiful, the U.S. still gets the majority of its electricity from coal-fired power. With the world focused on increasing the use of plug-in cars, where we get our future […]

November 20th

Future May Involve Getting Paid to Charge Your Plug-in Vehicle

[social_buttons] They say that nothing is free, but I may have come across the exception. In West Texas and Illinois, electric customers are being paid to use electricity. With the growth of wind energy in areas like Texas, Iowa and Minnesota, electric companies are occasionally producing more energy—especially during off-peak hours—than they can use. Why […]

October 30th

‘Clean Coal’ for Energy? Not So Fast DOE.

[social_buttons] The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) along with the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) is looking to fund $2 million dollars in coal research as part of the University Coal Research (UCR) Program. The research projects will be an attempt to improve the “fundamental understanding of the chemical and physical processes that govern coal […]

October 19th

America are You Ready to E-Up!? Volkswagen Thinks So.

[social_buttons] Last week, Volkswagen debuted it’s E-Up! electric vehicle during the Frankfurt motor show. VW has already coined its new car “The Beetle for the 21st Century.” And now, according to VW, this city-sized electric vehicle concept will be Americanized and super-sized (okay, super-sized may be a slight exaggeration) for its American debut shortly after […]

September 24th

Tokyo’s Taxis Get Green Light to Test Better Place’s Battery Swap Stations

Better Place, based in Palo Alto, California, has gotten the green light from the Japanese government to move forward on installing its battery swap stations for use by Tokyo’s taxi fleet. The company said it has received an undisclosed financial investment from the Japanese government for its “Tokyo pilot project,” which is intended to validate […]

September 1st

‘Fastest Kettle in the World’ Racing to Break 103 Year-Old Steam Powered Land Speed Record

[social_buttons] After several set backs last week, yesterday the British Steam Car Team unofficially broke the 103 year-old world steam-powered land speed record. The speed record has been held for more than a century by American Fred Marriott, who in 1906, drove a “Stanley Steamer” car 127 miles per hour (mph). The teams own calibrated […]

August 20th

Rentech to Supply Renewable Synthetic Fuels for Los Angeles International Airport

[social_buttons] Today, Rentech, Inc. announced that it will be supplying renewable synthetic fuels to eight airlines for ground service equipment operations at the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). This multi-year agreement will supply the airlines with up to 1.5 million gallons per year of renewable RenDiesel. The airline purchasers under the agreement with Aircraft Service […]

August 19th