CT’s Field of Dreams: If We Build It, Electric Vehicles Will Come to the State

A panel of Connecticut’s energy, environmental, transportation and economic development leaders reached consensus this week on a road map for supporting the next generation of plug in electric vehicles. The initiatives identified in the report, state officials said, promise to create incentives...

Electric Vehicles: Some good news on the battery front

The battery is correctly seen as the Achilles' heal of electric vehicles. Now some recent innovations hold the promise of perhaps solving some persistent problems: Recharging. Faster is better. See http://www.economist.com/node/18437910?story_id=18437910 . Self-Repairing. Lithium-ion batteries...

Photoelectric Cells to Dye For - Solar Power From Indoor Lights

Is it possible to efficiently harness the often dim and indirect light found inside a room (e.g., from incandescent bulbs, fluorescent tubes, compact fluorescent bulbs, and light emitting diodes). The answer would now appear to be "yes." A Walsh firm claims to have taken the efficiency of...