Chevy Volt Tops Satisfaction Survey

December 10, 2012 / No Comments

It was two years ago that the Chevrolet Volt first when on sale. Owners of the car are now happy about the return on their investment. They claim that they have driven more than 100 million all-electric miles since its entry to the market.  GM estimates that the average Chevy Volt owner travels in pure electric mode for more than ...

Old Airplane Transformed into Kindergarten

December 10, 2012 / No Comments

Do you want to see one of the coolest classrooms in this world? Come to Georgia. Gari Chapidze, rector of the Institute of Georgian-Ukrainian Social Relations, has turned an old Yak-42 airplane into a kindergarten classroom. He bought a working Yakovlev Yak-42 airplane from Georgian Airways and made it a beautiful kindergarten for the kids to play. After the purchase for ...

Ghana to be Home to Africa’s Largest Solar Power Plant

December 7, 2012 / No Comments

The UK-based renewable energy company, Blue Energy, has announced plans to begin a photovoltaic (PV) solar power plant in Ghana. It will be the largest plant on the continent. The plant, which will be worth $400 million, can generate sufficient energy for 100,000 homes. The construction work of the 155MW solar PV plant will begin with in a year and will ...

Smith Electric Manufacturing Facility in Chicago

December 7, 2012 / No Comments

As the demand for electric vehicles has increased, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Smith Electric Vehicles together have come up with a smart plan to open an electric vehicle manufacturing facility in the city. Smith’s plan to open a facility in the city was inspired by the mayor's voucher system designed to convert diesel vehicles to zero-emission electric ones. With this ...

2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid Tops in Fuel Economy

December 6, 2012 / No Comments

Volkswagen’s Jetta Hybrid fulfills your needs, desires and resources. We cannot call it a luxury car, but it will meet your daily needs like work, the gym, the grocery store or if you are out on a date. The electrified drivetrain makes the Jetta Hybrid the most fuel efficient car in line. One of the most stunning qualities that make Jetta ...

Hopper Electric-Scooter Taxi Service Launches in Amsterdam

December 6, 2012 / No Comments

Amsterdam, one of the most carefree cities, has now begun to think more seriously about going green. The city is now hatching stern plans for better transportation with a commitment to environment by launching an electric-scooter taxi service called Hopper. Amsterdam now hugs the eco-friendly taxi service with the aim of giving people a cheaper and emission-free form of transportation. Hopper scooters ...

The case for man-made climate change

December 5, 2012 / No Comments

By Emily Buckley "Science has made enormous inroads in understanding climate change and its causes.There are still some uncertainties, and there always will be in understanding a complex system like Earth’s climate. Nevertheless, there is a strong, credible body of evidence, based on multiple lines of research, documenting that climate is changing and that these changes are in large part caused ...

Auto Scene Looks to Hydrogen Fuel-Cell for the Future

December 5, 2012 / 1 Comment

In today’s market, the public focus falls on the battery electric vehicles. In order to reverse the situation, another kind of electric-drive vehicle is on the way to conquer the market. And in the automakers point of view, the FCVs will give a better performance. The attention of automakers has now turned to the development of hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles. Popular automobile ...

Micro Fuel Cell Made from Glass Can Power Your Apple iPad

December 5, 2012 / No Comments

Scientists have been carrying out research to find out a long-lasting and eco-friendly power sources. Engineers at Yale University have now come out with a new tiny fuel cell that can power portable electronic devices, such as tablet computers, smart phones, and remote sensors. They have made the idea public through a paper published online in the journal Small. The new ...

Peru Imposes 10-Year Ban on Genetically Engineered Foods

December 4, 2012 / No Comments

Peru has also joined the war against genetically modified organisms worldwide by passing a 10-year ban on genetically modified ingredients within the country. Peru’s government has approved the regulations on the importation, production and use of GMO foods in the country. The law, which aims at preserving Peru’s biodiversity and local farmers, was approved by President Ollanta Humala last year and ...