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Solar Roadways: Are They Really A Practical Solution?

Renewable energy and green concepts continue to make headlines around the world. Manufacturers are working vigorously to become more sustainable and politicians and regulations continue to incentivise the development of new green technology. The United States has made a strong effort to cut down on greenhouse gas emissions but there’s more work to be done. Businesses and policymakers are ...

Faraday Future Unveils The FF91: Met With Technical Issues

Faraday Future launched in 2014 and was known for their low profile. Finally they reveal to the world their first self-driving electric car, the FF91. Claiming to be faster than the Tesla Model S, zero to 60mph in 2.39 seconds, the automotive world waited with baited breath.   The Chinese-backed automotive startup is focused on making their way into the quickly expanding Electric ...

Renewable Energy Competing with Fossil Fuels

Renewable energy has come so far over the past few years. The World Economic Forum (WEF) now estimates solar and wind are the same price or even cheaper than fossil fuels in 30 countries. The WEF has even predicted that by 2018, solar and wind energy will be cheaper in most countries. “Even though the renewables proposition has always had environmental appeal, technology has historically ...

Manufacturers Continue Improving: Carbon Emissions Stabilize

The manufacturing industry is notorious for using a great deal of energy. A primary source of all this energy comes from fossil fuels which are known to release CO2, a greenhouse gas, into our atmosphere. Manufacturers have been doing all they can to limit the release of these emissions and are constantly coming up with innovative ways to reduce their energy consumption and become as efficient as ...

The Consumer Level Electric Vehicle: How Will It Impact Automotive Manufacturing?

Tesla may soon have some competition with their consumer level electric vehicle (EV) as General Motors announced they will ramp up production their 200-mile ranged 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV. The 200 mile range electric car market up until this point has been dominated by Tesla as they offer both high-end and consumer level electric vehicles. This new addition to the electric vehicle fleet could mean ...

The Solar Roof: Creating A Brighter Future

Elon Musk continues to push the boundaries of technology to create a cleaner and less wasteful future. From Tesla’s electric cars to SpaceX’s reusable rocket engine, Musk is a true innovator. This past Friday, Elon Musk made an impressive announcement that has caught the world's attention once again. With the recently acquired SolarCity Corp, Musk revealed their latest project, solar roofs ...

Hydrokinetic Power Making Waves Off The Coast Of Hawaii

The United States has made great strides toward a cleaner future as renewable energy projects continue to pop up all around the country. The first commercial offshore wind farm has made it to Block Island, countless solar installations and land based wind farms pepper the country and this week another form of renewable energy has made it to Hawaii. The first wave-powered energy generator is ...

The Coal Workforce: Off To Greener Pastures

Industries that once played a key part in mankind's development will eventually become obsolete. Our guest, and co-author of "The Smartest Places on Earth - Why Rustbelts Are the Emerging Hotspots of Global Innovation", Antoine van Agtmael recently referred to the case of elevator operators. There were tens of thousands of these operators located in New York City alone. However, as time went by ...

Sweden’s eHighway: Old Technology Leads To Innovative New Concept

There’s more freight to transport around the world more than ever before in history. Trains, planes and trucks are zipping around the globe to make sure products reach their intended destination. Much of this freight largely depends on semi-trucks and soon these heavy duty vehicles might be able to travel farthef on less fuel. Siemens has deployed what they are calling the eHighway on 2 ...

The Price of Solar Power Plummets: Fossil Fuels Have New Competition

Our society has relied on fossil fuels for centuries but these kind of fuels do have their draw backs. These fuels release carbon and other emissions into the atmosphere and this is a cause for concern as the world continues to push for greener forms of energy. There are more sustainable and renewable forms of energy, but these have historically been too expensive or impractical for the world to ...