With solar battery plan, Tesla CEO eyes energy revolution

| May 2, 2015

With solar battery plan, Tesla CEO eyes energy revolution

Never lacking daring ideas, billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk is determined to jolt the electricity market. The CEO of electric car maker Tesla Motors hopes to park hundreds of millions of large, solar panel-connected batteries in homes and businesses so the world can disconnect from ...

Tesla unveils battery to 'transform energy infrastructure'

May 1, 2015

Tesla unveils battery to 'transform energy infrastructure'

Electric car pioneer Telsa Motors on Thursday unveiled a “home battery,” which company founder Elon Musk said would help change the “entire energy infrastructure of the world.” The Tesla Powerwall can store power from solar panels or from the electricity grid at night, when ...

Lights out as millions around the world mark Earth Hour

Mar 29, 2015

Lights out as millions around the world mark Earth Hour

The Empire State Building dimmed its lights and the Eiffel Tower went dark Saturday as iconic landmarks across the world observed Earth Hour, the global climate change awareness campaign. The usually glittering nighttime majesty of the Empire State Building was set to “faint sparkle” ...

Mar 29, 2015

Mexico sets 25% pollution cut goal by 2030 for climate talks

Mexico has become the first developing nation to submit pollutant reduction goals for next fall’s Paris climate change talks, pledging to cut greenhouse gas and short-lived climate pollutants 25 percent by 2030. Short-lived pollutants include “black carbon,” essentially soot produced by burning wood, dung, ...

Mie grad students make biofuel from unwanted fruit

Mar 23, 2015

Mie grad students make biofuel from unwanted fruit

Graduate students at Mie University have produced biofuel from the region’s tangerines, saying the technique provides a use for unwanted fruit. They believe it could be promoted as a locally sourced form of renewable energy. The researchers at the university’s Graduate School of Bioresources ...

Government support for wind power may increase offshore capacity

Mar 18, 2015

Government support for wind power may increase offshore capacity

Japan’s bid to install more floating offshore wind capacity may be bolstered by the government’s commitment to support the technology. The city of Goto, Nagasaki Prefecture, and Toda Corp., a Tokyo-based construction company, were picked by the Environment Ministry to study community acceptance and ...