July 28, 2016

South Africa: Renewables Program Gains Momentum

Already the continent’s largest producer of renewable energy, South Africa is moving to further reduce its reliance on hydrocarbons by expanding private sector investments in solar […]
February 10, 2013

Solar energy to become cheaper than Eskom electricity in South Africa

While solar energy was currently cheaper than energy derived from diesel plants and generators that were often used as a substitute to conventional coal-fired power, it […]
January 21, 2013

Mercedes-Benz Ener-G-Force: zero-emissions, harvests rainwater for fuel!

A great concept at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show is the Mercedes-Benz Ener-G-Force: a zero-emissions vehicle with zero tolerance for citizen misbehaviour. The Ener-G-Force is […]
January 9, 2013

America’s “greenest street” a blueprint for sustainable urban development

A streetscape that includes natural landscaping, bicycle lanes, wind powered lighting, storm water diversion for irrigation, drought-resistant native plants and innovative “smog-eating” concrete has earned Cermak […]
August 15, 2011

What Does Eco Friendly Mean?

We encounter eco-friendly terminology everywhere nowadays: at the stores you visit, on the products you purchase, in the news you read, in eco friendly blogs and […]
July 11, 2011

Why Farmers are Clean Tech Pioneers

When it comes to adopting new technologies, particularly solar, farmers and owners of agriculture-related operations have often led the way. Farmers make good pioneering cleantech users […]
July 4, 2011

What about a bamboo water bottle?

After the big BPA scare of aught nine I decided to switch from using my Nalgene bottle, just to be on the safe side. Normally I’m […]
July 1, 2011

VoltAir: Sustainable Commercial Electric Aviation

The other ZEHST (zero-emission hypersonic airliner) model that was unveiled at the Paris Air Show 2011 was EADS’ VoltAir. VoltAir is an electricity-driven aircraft that could […]
June 30, 2011

Backyard Wind Turbines Cut Home Electricity Bills

Solar panels aren’t the only option for homeowners when it comes to using renewable energy to cut power bills. Sales of wind turbines for backyards and […]
June 24, 2011

The World’s First True Hybrid-Electric Airplane Unveiled

Siemans just unveiled the world’s first true plug-in hybrid-electric airplane, which has an engine that resembles the Chevy Volt‘s. The airplane took its maiden flight on […]
June 21, 2011

How the Department of Defense Leads in Alternative Energy Innovation

“More Fight, Less Fuel” is one of the Department of Defense’s new mantras on en