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Cooling EV batteries
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7/30/2012   5 comments
Valeo makes your car engine hybrid
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7/25/2012   30 comments
Valeo engineers claimed they have developed an electrification solution that enables car manufacturers to turn a traditional engine –diesel or gasoline- into a hybrid engine.
Prisoners made to pedal for power
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7/23/2012   42 comments
At the Santa Rita do Sapucaí Penitentiary in Brazil, prisoners have been given the opportunity to shorten their sentence by becoming human power generators
Anti-aging elixir for solar cells
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7/20/2012   8 comments
Researchers from the Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems and Dow Corning Corporation are working on materials to protect solar cells from environmental influences. Silicone appears as one of the most promising materials.
Scientists to develop aqueous lithium-ion battery
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3/1/2012   1 comment
As the global energy demand continues to increase, a team of researchers at the Ruhr University Bochum, in Germany, is developing a water-based lithium-ion battery.
Design opportunities abound in renewable energy for military
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10/6/2010   Post a comment
Yesterday’s article in the New York Times about the U.S. military’s need to move away from fossil fuel reminded me of an interesting email exchange I had recently with Terry Bollinger, a technology analyst at MITRE Corp., concerning the military’s interest in renewable energy.
Startup alert: Nanotecture promises tripling of energy-storage performance
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9/28/2010   Post a comment
Given the burgeoning need for improved storage methodologies, whether in batteries or supercapacitors, Nanotecture’s new nanoporous technology is really exciting. Here’s a quick synopsys.
Hot debut in even hotter market: Oree's LED-based planar lighting
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8/13/2010   25 comments
LEDs are hot, really hot. So when I got a call asking if I’d spend a few minutes with a startup claiming to have the next big thing in LED lighting, I jumped on it. And I wasn’t disappointed.
Reality check needed: New technology doubles solar conversion efficiency
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8/9/2010   18 comments
Researchers at Stanford have developed a cesium-coated gallium nitride PETE device that converts both light and heat into electrical energy, potentially doubling the efficiency of solar panels.
China passes U.S. in on both energy fronts: use and renewables
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7/19/2010   9 comments
China passed the U.S. in energy used, but what's not noted is that it's also passed the world in net renewable energy generated.
Atheros's Wi-Fi/powerline combo is truly 'smart energy'
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7/2/2010   5 comments
While challenging, Atheros is in a great position to follow through on its plan to combine powerline networking with Wi-Fi—and it is an excellent example of what Smart Energy is all about.
EVs sound good but electricity still has its cost
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5/18/2010   7 comments
I want clean air and energy independence as much as anyone. I’m just not sure all-electric vehicles are the way to achieve it.
Keep alternative energy engineering clean: from politics
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4/1/2010   6 comments
We were brainstorming on ideas for the up-coming EETimes Digital Edition on Alternative Energy (mark your calendar: it debuts June 7th) and I realized after just a few minutes that it's really hard to discuss Alternative Energy without raising political hackles, no matter how much you try and focus on the engineering aspects.
Greener Gadgets Conference 2010 - Full of ideas, short on gadgets
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2/26/2010   3 comments
Allan Yogasingam checks in with his thoughts on CEA's Greener Gadget Conference from New York.
Opinion: Is 'climate science' really science?
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2/16/2010   61 comments
Is man-made climate change happening or not? The author isn't sure one way or the other, but is skeptical when proponents look at the data and rationalize what they see to fit their hypothesis.
Members of the Cleantech Community " the ACE Awards needs you!
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1/26/2010   Post a comment
The ACE Awards are looking for nominations in for the MOST PROMISING RENEWABLE ENERGY AWARD.
Welcome to the 'Decade of Clean Technology'
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1/6/2010   1 comment
Green SupplyLine's first blog of the new decade is a positive one.
Green becomes business
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11/19/2009   Post a comment
I attended the Green Festival while in San Francisco, and what I found there was an interesting clash of the corporate feel of green technology and the traditional 'green earth' culture of old.
Documentary -- Supercar: Building the Car of the Future
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9/30/2009   4 comments
The Green SupplyLine wants to share with you an interesting Canadian documentary on the development of alternatives to fuel-based vehicles.
Cowboys new stadium a reminder of how to waste energy
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8/18/2009   38 comments
Owen Glubiak took a tour of the new Dallas Cowboys playing facility and upon questioning his tour guide of the energy use of the new stadium, the guide's answers shocked and stunned him.
Will China win the clean energy race?
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8/4/2009   1 comment
In the race to be the leader in clean technology, the US is falling behind to China according to industry analysts.
Instead of green cars should we focus on green driving?
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7/28/2009   2 comments
In his blog entry, Allan Yogasingam wonders if installing fuel efficiency meters in vehicles would be suitable method of increasing fuel efficiency in vehicles.
We need your help! Product Environmental Compliance Research -- Take our survey
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7/14/2009   Post a comment
In an effort to get a better understanding of the challenges, capabilities, and future plans of manufacturers in addressing environmental compliance during product development, we need your help with this survey. The results will be used for a future story. Thanks!
Green spam!
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7/7/2009   1 comment
Can PCB manufacturing be looked at as "eco-friendly"?
Green building -- Is it growing faster than a the rest of clean technology?
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6/30/2009   Post a comment
In this week's GSL blog, Allan takes a look at green building and how its growth is eclipsing the rest of clean technology.
Inside the "Green" new iPhone
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6/23/2009   Post a comment
In this blog posting, Apple has gone to great lengths to make the iPhone 3G S "greener". Will a teardown, reveal those lengths?
Why aren't we there yet?
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6/9/2009   1 comment
In his blog entry, Allan Yogasingam compares the fictional world of comic books with respect to energy production and wonders aloud if we can get there ourselves.
Five Reasons Why Clean Tech will be Bigger Than the Internet?
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6/2/2009   Post a comment
An interesting find on YouTube with a speech by environmental reporter Marc Gunther discussing the possibilities of growth in clean tech in comparison to the rise of the Internet.
EPA Joins the Data Center Energy Efficiency Bandwagon
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5/19/2009   Post a comment
The EPA recently announced the use of its Energy Star specifications for servers. This is good news as it a broad step towards making servers and data centers more energy efficient.
Is the Green(back) starting to disappear?
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5/12/2009   Post a comment
The latest report on investments in clean technology by Ernst & Young saw a massive drop compared to the same period last year. Does this mean the bottom has fallen out on clean technology?
Clean Tech going mainstream?
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5/5/2009   Post a comment
General Electric, one of the world's largest corporations, have seen their clean tech product line grow in 4 years to a $70-billion industry. Could this be the start of mainstream acceptance?
Home Automation the next step in the Green Evolution?
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4/28/2009   4 comments
The average person has been slow in adopting home automation and Allan Yogasingam thinks he knows a way to speed things up. By promoting the environmental benefits (and subsequent cost benefits).
Why Just an Hour? Let's Give The Earth a Whole Day!
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4/21/2009   Post a comment
GSL's Allan Yogasingam takes a look at the upcoming Earth Day and why this year's event has a greater meaning than in years past.
The Future of Water Costs Due to Climate Change
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4/14/2009   Post a comment
Owen Glubiak provides insight on the importance of avoiding the rising costs of water use to your business.
How do I tell them I'm green?
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4/7/2009   Post a comment
Allan Yogasingam blogs about his experiences at ESC Silicon Valley and how his meetings with exhibiting companies brought up a common concern.
The Earth Hour Approaches
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3/26/2009   1 comment
For one hour, the Earth asks that you turn out the lights. Doing so has amazing results with respect to energy savings and carbon dioxide reductions globally.
Putting all their eggs into an electric basket
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3/4/2009   Post a comment
Allan Yogasingam blogs about GM potentially hedging the future of their company on the Chevrolet Volt. And how some analysts worry about that decision.
Stimulus and Clean Technology -- How long can you wait for funds?
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2/25/2009   Post a comment
What does the stimulus package mean for the entrepreneur or new start-up in the clean technology field. Allan Yogasingam of the Green SupplyLine ponders that it could be awhile before any organizations see funds, if government practices haven't changed...
Calculating the Carbon Return on Investment
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1/14/2009   Post a comment
Many companies are skeptical of carbon offsets, and for good reason. But high-quality carbon offsets based on "additionality" provide value for companies who are striving for carbon neutrality.
The Blue Planet Blog #2: Getting the green light on our green initiative
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1/6/2009   Post a comment
Following the overwhelming positive response to our Design for Environment workshop, I surveyed groups of employees. The response was consistent: Blue Coat had a responsibility lessen its environmental impact to the planet.
More than just another New Year's Eve?
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12/30/2008   Post a comment
I spent New Year's Eve in Times Square once and vowed I'd never do it again. But I am reconsidering this year just to see the ball drop.
Dell and Apple: Stop bickering and get to work
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12/23/2008   Post a comment
The Apple faithful are frothing at the mouth about a blog from Dell questioning the 'green-ness" of the new MacBook. Both companies need to examine their eco-practices.
Make the environment your business
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12/23/2008   Post a comment
A recent survey found 92% of over 100 electronics companies in China have no plans for reducing carbon emissions. That's not an option.
As the economy tanks, will corporate social responsibility programs suffer?
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12/5/2008   Post a comment
With consumer confidence at a new low and businesses running scared, how will the global recession affect corporate social responsibility?
Are you ready for the 'Green' Generation?
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10/17/2008   Post a comment
Generation Y is now the driving force behind solving environmental issues. We are transitioning from a quiet Generation Y to a focused and driven 'Green' Generation or Generation G.
The Blue Planet Blog #1: Blue Coat starts the green journey
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10/9/2008   Post a comment
Are you satisfied with what your company is doing to reduce its carbon footprint in the world?
Spain rains on solar market
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9/24/2008   Post a comment
Global photovoltaic (PV) suppliers are worried about lower demand and oversupply in 2009 as governments contemplate cutbacks in support tariffs for solar energy.
Solar power to the rescue
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9/17/2008   Post a comment
What's a better solution than nuclear power plants to meet growing energy consumption needs? Solar energy. This means no more oil worries, more disposable income, no more smog, and less global warming,
REACHing for the facts
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9/10/2008   Post a comment
This brief article is meant to highlight some of the fallacies that have circulated about the impacts of REACH so that businesses can move beyond the scoping stage and towards action; something that should have happened a long time ago.
The New Green SupplyLine
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8/13/2008   Post a comment
Welcome to the new Green SupplyLine - with a focus on opportuntieis in cleantech and green electronics
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