Buy it Now: eSpyder Electric Airplane Lands at Oshkosh 2013 Under $40K

According to GreenWing’s stated figures, the 32 hp electric motor can propel the eSpyder to maximum air speed of 68 mph. Peak efficiency, though, is found in an “economy cruise” mode that holds the tiny plane at 38 mph, which translates to about 90 minutes of flying time.

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Video: Chip Yates Sets Electric Airplane Speed Record

Some people are born to go fast. For whatever reason, these human beings are wired in a way that compels them to chase speed, and Chip Yates is just such a person. Already holding the electric motorcycle world record, this weekend Yates set his sights on another record; that of electron-powered flight. Once again, Yates came through, setting an official speed record for electric aircraft, though not before suffering a dramatic mechanical malfunction that left his plane without power.

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Passenger Jet Flies on 50/50 Blend Of Jet Fuel And Cooking Oil

Alaska Airlines last year completed 75 passenger flights running on a 20% biofuel blend made with reclaimed cooking oil. Recently, Air Canada completed a flight from Toronto to Mexico City on a 50/50 blend of jet fuel and cooking oil.

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Video: Canadian Company Develops Solar Powered Plane/Blimp Cargo Hauler

Green energy presents so many amazing opportunities and advantages over our current energy infrastructure…like the ability to go places where there isn’t any infrastructure. A Canadian company has developed a lightweight plane/blimp that can haul up to 1,000 kg of goods and is powered solely by the sun.

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