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Spain and Portugal could survive just on geothermal energy

A version of this article was originally published on Sinc in Spanish. Spain could obtain all the energy the country needs just from the heat under the ground. No solar, no wind is needed. Nor from the old nuclear plants the Spanish government and……

U.S. bicycle ridership surges with protected bike lanes, study finds

Avid urban cyclists can always find a way to reach their destinations. They can maneuver in tight spaces where bike and motor vehicle traffic mix. Not so with the less experienced—and it seems from an extensive national study released last week that……

Tesla wins big battle in New Jersey, as Bill A3216 passes committee vote

Tesla Motors has made new — and significant — headway in its war with the car dealership associations in the state of New Jersey with the recent passing of Bill A3216. With the approval of the bill — which passed New Jersey’s Assembly Consumer……

Volcano coughs up new fuel cell catalyst

This one begins like a chapter from Jules Verne’s novel The Mysterious Island and ends up with a new fuel cell catalyst that could lead to cost-competitive fuel cell vehicles. The new catalyst is based on an enzyme called H2ase S–77, which was……

Elon Musk unimpressed by battery breakthroughs

It seems like every other day, some company somewhere is claiming some major breakthrough in battery technology. Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk is unimpressed and unfazed by these reports, though the upcoming Gigafactory will be ready should one of these……

6,000-year-old ignitor world’s oldest solar device: author

Special thanks to author John Perlin for this contribution about what is believed to be the world’s oldest solar device – a solar ignitor, or yang-sui . The material comes from Perlin……

Middle-class Americans leading solar rooftop revolution

According to recent Center for American Progress (CAP) studies, middle-class America is buying into the solar market. This is great news — rooftop solar isn’t just for mansions and millionaires anymore; it is accessible to suburban households across……

New PM Modi plans to bring solar to 400 million, electrify rural India

India’s new government, led by Narendra Modi, plans to use solar power to bring electricity to the homes of 400 million people who currently do not have access to it. This announcement comes after BJP’s historic election win last week by securing……

Tidal power: Energy companies want to harness the power of Earth’s moon

Tidal power, or, to put it another way, the power of the moon, is certainly a powerful energy source. The tidal fluctuations caused by the movement of the massive body of the moon is worth tapping, right? Many have of course tried — and are currently……

Welcome to the Tesla Wars

Not completely clear on the present state of Tesla’s war with the dealership associations? Not sure in which states Tesla sales are legal, and in which states Tesla is barred from direct sales? Don’t worry, ……

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