100 to 180 Miles Per Gallon Production Cars – the X Prize Challenge Winners

Washington DC

The winners of the $10 million Progressive Insurance Automotive X Prize Competition were announced at an awards ceremony September 16, 2010 in Washington, DC at the Washington Historical Society http://www.progressiveautoxprize.org/.  Afterwards, the three winning ‘cars’ were driven through city traffic to the Department of Energy for public inspection by Secretary of Energy Steven Chu.

Three winners . . . → Read More: 100 to 180 Miles Per Gallon Production Cars – the X Prize Challenge Winners

The NYC Building Energy Efficiency Mandates

New York City

The Cleantech Corridor meeting highlighted the Bloomberg administration’s recently passed laws that will not only mandate energy efficiency measures but require that they be publicly available over the internet.  While other jurisdictions have passed related legislation, the scope of the NYC regulations combined with the number of buildings and size of the built environment . . . → Read More: The NYC Building Energy Efficiency Mandates

Smarter Grid

The electric grid can be thought of as the largest man-made machine.  Quite literally (glossing over certain technicalities in definition and interconnection), it can be seen as a single, integrated “device” that stretches from coast to coast (and beyond if you include underwater cables in some areas).  To do that, and to supply electricity to millions . . . → Read More: Smarter Grid