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Japan Leads on Battery Research

Article: Japan Leads on Battery Research

Reducing domestic transportation pollution created by cars is a great way to clean up roughly 40% of the greenhouse gas pollution in the world. In order to ensure that pollution emissions go down, current technologies point to one glaring problem: there is no cheap, modern battery technology that is ready for mass production. The Japan…

Smaller Scale Solar Projects at Home

Article: Smaller Scale Solar Projects at Home

Yesterday, we mentioned [www.sundance.tv] the idea of cranking up the solar power with a roof-top, home-wide system that can help create clean power, reduce your utility bills, and maybe even allow you to put energy back into the grid, and then the local utility would be paying you — cool, huh? But that’s a big…

Big Idea: Hydrogen Fuel Cells & Transportation

Article: Big Idea: Hydrogen Fuel Cells & Transportation

With the What’s the Big Idea? Contest [www.sundance.tv] in full swing here at the Sundance Channel (have you submitted your big idea yet? Why not?), we thought it’d be a good opportunity to take a look at a few other “big ideas” that are just a few twists and turns (and maybe a contest win?)…

Automobile Designs for the Future

Article: Automobile Designs for the Future

Though TreeHugger tends to prefer things like walking and electric bicycles [www.sundance.tv] to car-centric transportation, automobiles are a way of life for many of us. While burning gasoline and creating emissions are not a good thing for the planet, thankfully, there are some forward-looking automakers and cars that are testing prototypes that have the potential…