Toyota Test-Drives Its New i-Road in Tokyo

by Antonio Pasolini on March 26, 2014

toyota-i-roadA few lucky Tokyo drivers are currently test-driving Toyota-s new e-vehicle i-Road, a slick new vehicle that until recently seemed to exist only in science fiction.

The trial run will go on until June and will provide the company with feedback on how the vehicle, a cross between a motorcycle and a car, fares on real road conditions.

The i-Road was first unveiled at the 43rd Tokyo Motor Show 2013. It is available in five colors, besides improved visibility, ease-of-use and maneuverability, Toyota said in a press statement.

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Video: A Chronology of Fossil Fuel Dependency

by Antonio Pasolini on January 9, 2014

This super smart, visually stunning video tracks the rise of fossil fuels since the Industrial Revolution and the challenges we face now.

“While there’s a real risk that we’ll fall off a cliff, there’s still time to control our transition to a post-carbon future,” they say.

Watch it and be amazed.

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Solar Plays Key Role in India’s Energy Future, World Bank Says

by Antonio Pasolini on December 19, 2013

solar-power-IndiaIn a recent report, The World Bank said that solar power is one of the key elements of its Country Partnership Strategy with India. The organization said it will circulate the findings of the study to central and state governments to spread an understanding of the issues and analysis presented.
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Let It Shine Chronicles The History of Solar Power

by Antonio Pasolini on December 8, 2013

let-it-shineThe history of mankind’s technological use of solar power is thoroughly chronicled in a new book penned by John Perlin. With Let it Shine: The 6000-Year Story of Solar Energy, solar and forest conservation expert Perlin takes the reader on a journey that stretches back to ancient times, around 2,500 years ago, when Greek architects designed homes to make the most of solar light as source of thermal comfort.
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Financial Boost For Cellulose Biofuel Company

November 6, 2013

C5.6 Technologies of Middleton (WI) and the Wisconsin Institute for Sustainable Technology (WIST) at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point recently won the grant to continue work on developing bacteria that will ferment sugar into isoprene, a high-energy molecule that can be used to make jet and other alternative energy fuels. The financial boost came from […]

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