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Facing some of the most intractable foreign policy situations of his term, President Barack Obama is looking inward. In a major speech on March 30th, Obama outlined his plan to reduce oil imports by a third over the next decade and a half while... Read More
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Republican Representative Roscoe Bartlett of Maryland was the first member of Congress to own a hybrid vehicle! Bartlett discusses the benefits of electric vehicles, the challenges of implementing an EV market, and why the private sector holds the... Read More
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Step-less transmission systems that can be incorporated into existing tractors and harvesters, eliminating the need for gears and gear boxes in the power train. A simple arrangement of two variable diameter pulleys connected by one angular contact... Read More
Pew Environment Group
In its latest report, "Global Clean Power: A $2.3 Trillion Opportunity," the Pew Environment Group describes profound economic gains over the next decade for countries and regions in the G-20 that enact clean energy policies. The report highlights... Read More
Critical materials, including rare earth elements (REE) and strategic metals, are essential for technologies used in a variety of applications such as cell phones, computers, cars, airplanes, batteries, and renewable energy systems – and therefore... Read More
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Arjun is an undergraduate student of Mechanical Engineering at the Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering, Anna University Chennai. His idea could revolutionize tractors, windmills and water pumps--any device that requires an engine. Watch>>
A solar charge, human powered, all-terrain vehicle.
Don Dunklee has created a scooter that can really reinvent the way we get around! He is about to return to Mott Community College and U of M Flint's Earth Day this year. He gives talks on his scooter and the potential for living off the grid. In... Read More
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Planet Forward member Dan Gray shares an innovation that goes from the fryer to the racetrack. Do you think this idea can be supersized? Watch>>