Last week, Elon Musk responded to accusations — and lawsuits — from traditional car dealers, who claim that Tesla’s factory-owned showrooms violate federal and state automobile sales laws.
The Nest learning thermostats aren’t the only smart device for the home available in Apple Stores. The retail chain will soon begin selling Philips’ ‘Hue’ LED light bulb kits, which let you control the color of light in your rooms from your smart device.
The Tata Nano has never really taken off in India. Perhaps that’s because it’s perfect for the U.S. market.
Later this year, Saudi Arabia is expected to approve very ambitious plans for a massive array of renewable energy projects. The first installations should be completed next year.
Calxeda, the Austin, Tx-based company with the first ever chip capable of running an entire server at a mere 5 watts, just announced a $55 million fundraise.
Green tech company solar city files a $200 million initial public offering.
Birdeez is an iPhone app that makes it “ridiculously easy,” in the words of cofounder Jeff Simeon, to identify birds and then share your sightings on Twitter.
Gravitational System’s technology collects the “waste energy” created from momentum and heat.
Making servers able to withstand hurricanes, floods, fires, and earthquakes can be an eco-friendly task.
It’s not easy being green, Kermit the Frog sang. A startup called Sure has a way to make it easier: Give people points for making green lifestyle choices.
Want some lead, mercury, or chlorine with your new iPhone 5 or Galaxy S3? You’re in luck: both phones contain those and many other toxic substances.
According to a 2007 Gartner study, the IT industry produces as much greenhouse gas as the entire aviation industry. That’s one of the reasons Eiki Hrafnsson and Tryggvi Lárusson created GreenQloud, the first public cloud fully powered by 100 percent renewable energy resources.
After launching the incredibly polished Nest Learning Thermostat last year, you’d think there wasn’t much room for improvement — but you’d be wrong.
Toyota may be slowing down its production of electric cars, but the latest supercar from Mercedes-Benz shows the company isn’t going the same route.
Toyota has canceled plans for its eQ electric car. But that’s not a huge about-face: Toyota has always “taken a more conservative view of the market for battery-powered cars” than Nissan, General Motors, and other companies.
Tesla Motors will reveal not only the looks and details of the Supercharger but also its deployment plans in a webcast tonight from an event that starts at 7:30 Pacific (10:30 p.m. Eastern).
Japanese automaker Toyota has killed plans for a widespread launch of its second all-electric car, the eQ, citing a drastic misreading of the market and capabilities of electric vehicles.
The New York Times has published an in-depth piece today that purports to document how wasteful the Internet industry is, but some critics say the report is misleading. The issue is important, because no doubt, there’s a lot of waste, but here’s an analysis of where critics think the Times falls short.
It’s not completely uncommon in these modern and advanced times to find Thomas Friedman the-world-is-flat-style disaggregated work that is sent to various locations all over the globe to be completed, re-assembled, and sold to a customer.
But you don’t expect to find it in the construction industry.
ZenRobotics has raised $17M for its recycling robot
Today Ford revealed that its new Fusion hybrid has received a 47MPG rating from the EPA, putting it close to Prius territory.
With a Buy It Now price on the eBay auction of $145,000, the seller stands to make a healthy little profit should they find a buyer.
The founders of Tamyca are an audacious bunch. While the majority of 22-year-olds were partying or struggling to get their bachelor’s degrees, this team of five was busy setting up a company: Tamyca, Germany’s largest peer-to-peer carsharing website.
The motorcycle has automated systems that balance the vehicle so that it stays upright even if it is bumped by another car.
Toxic Garbage Island, an hour-long documentary that has just been posted to YouTube, shows how the increasing use of the ocean as a garbage dump is slowly destroying ecosystems.
Lara Croft has a new doppelgänger, and she’s headed to the Arctic in Greenpeace’s new game for iOS.
Remember Google’s TV ads unit? The one that’s shutting down in the next few months?
Looks like the doomed unit is in for a little bit more pain before the end, as they have apparently violated federal law in censoring the national Green Party’s political ads.
Editor’s Pick On any given day, Golden Gate Park is a shining example of more or less pristine green space in a densely packed urban area. Then, for three days in August, 60,000+ hipsters per day transform the park into a raucous, wild music festival. Here’s how they keep it clean.
Through its game GreenSpace, RocketOwl hopes to educate people on social causes and help the environment.
PCH International, a 3,000-person global company with $80 million in funding from a wide range of venture capital firms, is opening a new sustainable package design center in San Francisco.
Solar energy software companies Draker and Solar Power Technologies Inc. successfully completed a merger this week as well as closed a new $8 million round of funding.
Talk to any independent auto-repair mechanic, and you’ll learn that the single most important item that keeps a shop in business is brakes. But hybrids and electric cars use their friction brakes far less aggressively than regular cars.
Technologist, billionaire, titan of industry, and philanthropist Bill Gates has been spending a lot of time lately looking at toilets.
And no, it wasn’t due to a rough night at a Mexican restaurant.
Researchers at UC Berkeley have discovered that what looks like junk may actually open the doors to a treasure of solar energy.
Chip startups are a rarity, but Greenvity Communications, believes it has found a defensible niche in tiny energy efficient radios.
On Thursday, Tesla Motors said that since June 22, when it started deliveries of its 2012 Model S, it has built 50 cars. Of those, 29 are destined for customer deliveries.
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