Eliica – The 8-wheeled Electric Lithium-Ion Car

January 12, 2009 / 1 Comment

Modern day electric cars and bikes are most often viewed by the vast majority as slow slugs that really are no match for the Ferraris and that Hayabusas on the road. But that perception of owning an electric car 'just for the sake of the planet' is being fast changed and Eliica is attempting to bring about that change with ...

Motorola Renew W233: World’s First Carbon Neutral Mobile Unveiled at CES

January 12, 2009 / 2 Comments

It seems that the sinking Motorola is not going down without a fight and if not in the mobile world, it sure is winning the battle in the 'green domain' with the unveiling of the world's first carbon neutral mobile cell phone at CES this year. Motorola Renew W233 is being dubbed as the world's first carbon-free mobile and that is ...

Green Survey Needs Your Attention, Chances to Win a Prize

January 12, 2009 / No Comments

No matter if you commented on our articles before or if you're a silent reader, we need your help. With shared ambitions and intentions, we've been part of the large Guardian Environment Network and these days they're running a green survey that will help us/them improve our websites to bring info that interest you more. To know what we should change, we ...

Water for Oil – Japan Has Low Electric Using Desalination Plant

January 12, 2009 / 1 Comment

Japan gets almost all of its oil from the Middle East and has nothing to give in return...except water. Ultra dry Middle East needs water, (doesn't everyone?) and must produce it from the salt water nearby. There's a consortium including Hitachi Plant Technologies Ltd. and Toray Industries Inc. that is developing a desalination plant. That's not new news. But the plant ...

Mitsubishi Motors Will Make Electric Cars for Peugeot

January 12, 2009 / No Comments

When a foreign (outside of Japan) car maker can't make a car as good as Japan does, what do they do? Contract a Japanese car maker to make it for them and call it their own. Mitsubishi Motors Corp. will make electric cars for France's PSA Peugeot Citroen Group beginning early next year. The French government is ponying up to 5,000 ...

Cadillac Converj: Luxurious Electric Concept

January 11, 2009 / 2 Comments

The 2009 Detroit Auto Show just opened gates to press and there's good stuff for eco-minded people. GM just officially unveiled their beautifully styled, sleek, and clearly aerodynamic Cadillac Converj. It's a two-door front-wheel-drive coupe extended range electric concept that uses E-Flex technology - now known as Voltec, that is expected to deliver a 40-mile range from a set of lithium ...

New Battery Technology in the 17-inch MacBook Pro

January 7, 2009 / 1 Comment

Usually, the annual MacWorld keynote speech always brings in some goodies for the eco geeks. This year they managed to please everyone by announcing that new battery in the all-new 17-inch MacBook Pro is now 60% more efficient. The battery is expected to run for more than 8 hours on a single charge, allows more than 1000 charges (that's like 5 ...

Vintage 1910 Warehouse in Virginia, Becomes First LEED Condos Building in the State

January 7, 2009 / No Comments

Alexandria is an old city in the Commonwealth of Virginia, located along the Western bank of the Potomac River. An old 1910 warehouse in the city managed to get a Gold level certification and got converted in eight beautiful condos, the first LEED units in the state. Dubbed the Cromley Lofts, with large, wall-less, light filled spaces that brings in the ...

Geothermal Projects Pick Up Steam in Japan

January 7, 2009 / No Comments

Mitsubishi Materials Corp, Electric Power Development Co, or J-Power, Nittetsu Mining Co Ltd and Kyushu Electric Power Co are stepping up efforts with the help of Tokyo to make more geothermal power stations. Why not? Japan has more than its share of active volcanoes. And Japan needs a home grown source of energy. What's more, geothermal power plants emit far less ...

Pacific Areas Turned Protected Monuments by Bush

January 6, 2009 / No Comments

Though George W. Bush is not the best friend of those caring about the environment, he's going to do the right thing days before stepping off. Some 200,000 square miles of the amazingly beautiful and biologically diverse areas in the Pacific, are going to be declared "marine national monuments" preventing oil drilling or other extraction procedures. The protected area which includes ...