PepsiCo Inc., already a corporate leader in sustainability efforts, is taking further steps towards greening their manufacturing process.
The company opened a manufacturing plant in China that is specifically designed to be more environmentally friendly than plants in the past.
The new build is expected to use 22% less water and 23% less energy than others in the country.
Until now, the latest and greatest way to sustainable energy was high-altitude wind turbines.
But multiple companies have made serious investments toward delivering solar energy from space within the next decade.
Major U.S. companies are aggressively researching the technology to beam the energy from one big satellite and then transmit the power back to Earth.
Ford just announced plans to completely transform one of their plants into a "modern, flexible small car plant."
The large Scandinavian country of Norway is getting closer to a ban on gas-powered cars in the near future.
Despite the country’s recession, one developer is planning to build the world’s first solar city in Florida. Babcock Ranch would be a true community within itself, with homes, offices, factories and stores.
This massive 17,800-acre project would use half of the land specifically for nature preserves, agriculture and other open spaces for various reasons (parks, etc).
President Obama announced a $2.4 billion boost for electronic car development today, while predicting that there will be more than a million plug-in hybrid cars on the road within six years.
This is not only wonderful for the environment, but will hopefully put us neck-and-neck with foreign nations in the race to lead the world in renewable energy.
Former Vice President and Live Earth partner Al Gore joined Google CEO Eric Schmidt talked about Google, the ocean, and climate change at the California Academy of Sciences on Monday.
Google Earth users can now also observe the melting of the polar ice caps and glaciers through history. In addition to mapping the contours of the sea floor, the application also includes data points and informative multimedia about sea life and the sea itself.
Refrigerators, cell phone chargers, bedside lamps, ceiling fans and other electronics consume an immense amount of energy but video game consoles may be the biggest power hogs in the house, consuming about 16 billion kilowatt hours per year.
More than 40 percent of all homes in the United States have gaming consoles and its estimated that half of these systems are on constantly, according to the National Resource Defense Council. If you have a console, or have friends and family that do, try to follow the steps below to reduce the energy consumed.
Turn off the console when not in use – An Xbox or a Playstation 3 left on 24/7 everyday uses as much energy as two fridges.
Green gadgets will lead the way in 2009 and now you have an opportunity to contribute your ideas. Simply, enter the device into the Green Gadget Design Competition by January 15th!
This year, Greener Gadgets and Core77 has partnered together to make known the top 50 entries on the web for commenting and voting. The winner will be showcased at the Greener Gadgets Conference in New York City on February 27th.
Poznan, Poland is the place to be this week. The first solar car to travel around the world ended it voyage here, where the United Nations Climate Change Conference is occurring.
The vehicle drove 32,000 miles without a drop of petrol; instead, it used the sun's energy caught by a trailer of solar cells. The noiseless car traveled up to 55 mph and covered around 185 miles on a fully charged battery.
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