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August 4, 2008, 8:24am PDT
As the price of gas soars and more drivers turn to hybrid vehicles, San Francisco-based Luscious Garage is doing booming business catering to their auto repair needs. CNET's Kara Tsuboi visited the environmentally friendly, women-owned-and-operated shop to learn about their services.
July 28, 2008, 4:40pm PDT
At the AlwaysOn Summit at Stanford University, Bill Green of Vantage Point Venture Partners discusses the theory behind "Project Better Place" and explains why the country of Israel is a smart test bed for the transportation infrastructure that supports electric vehicles.
July 28, 2008, 2:08pm PDT
At the AlwaysOn Summit at Stanford University, Steve Jurvetson of Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Bill Green of Vantage Point Venture Partners, and moderator Awais Khan of KPMG discuss current and future uses for algae. Green says that while algae can be used to produce fuel, it is currently not sustainable on a large scale. Jurvetson explains that by disabling certain pathways in the organism, scientists may be able to create a more productive algae.
July 17, 2008, 12:43pm PDT
At the Intersolar and Greentech Media conferences, J. Michael Horowitz of the Stanford Group moderates a discussion on solar-thermal technologies and the challenges solar-energy companies face when acquiring materials. Panelists include Bob Cart of GreenVolts, Andrew McMahan of SkyFuel, Robert Morgan of Ausra, Suvi Sharma of Solaria, and John Woolard of BrightSource Energy.
July 16, 2008, 12:28pm PDT
It's not cheap to power a home these days. Could solar-energy tech be the solution? At the Intersolar North America exhibition in San Francisco, CNET's Kara Tsuboi finds a few products that could help bring sunshine to your wallet.
July 16, 2008, 8:52am PDT
J. Michael Horowitz of the Stanford Group moderates a discussion on ‘green‘ finance and operational and maintenance costs associated with new solar projects at the Intersolar Conference 2008 and Greentech Media conference. Panel guests include Bob Cart of GreenVolts, Robert Morgan of Ausra, Suvi Sharma of Solaria, and John Woolard of Brightsource Energy.
July 14, 2008, 2:07pm PDT
At the Intersolar Conference 2008 in San Francisco, Fred Morse, senior advisor at Abengoa Solar says, "Don't underestimate thermal storage." The veteran solar industry exec talks about the benefits of concentrating solar technologies and the reasons why utility companies are starting to back thermal storage.
June 27, 2008, 11:49am PDT
At the Business Goes Green conference in San Jose, Calif., last week, Christopher Mines, senior vice president of Forrester Research, talked about the importance of changing the procurement process to be more eco-friendly. He told attendees that green practices will help refresh infrastructure IT and provide a longer life cycle for equipment. But are IT managers interested in acquiring green goods and services for their businesses?
June 27, 2008, 9:22am PDT
From biofuel to cooking oil and skin care products, algae is becoming the new go-to ingredient for a myriad of products. On a visit to Solazyme, a South San Francisco-based biotech company, CNET News.com's Kara Tsuboi rides in a 100 percent algae-fueled car and samples surprisingly tasty algae cooking oil that rivals any extra virgin olive oil.
June 23, 2008, 8:04am PDT
At the Business Goes Green conference in San Jose, Calif., on June 6, Christopher Mines, senior vice president of Forrester Research, talks about strategies managers can use to green IT in areas of an organization outside the data center. Mines discusses ideas such as implementing telecommuting initiatives, deploying video conferencing systems, and setting up training programs to educate employees on going green.
June 20, 2008, 8:32am PDT
At the Business Goes Green conference in San Jose, Calif., last week, Allyson Klein, eco-technology initiatives manger at Intel, talked about how Moore's Law is helping driving energy efficiency in the data center. Klein also discussed Intel's association with SPEC, the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation, and how the two organizations are working together.
June 18, 2008, 8:41am PDT
At the Business Goes Green conference in San Jose, Calif., on June 6, Forrester Research Senior Vice President Christopher Mines moderated a discussion on data centers and the green technologies that panel members believe will have the most significant impact in the future. The panel included: Elaine Lennox, IBM's vice president of marketing management; Rob Smoot, VMware's data center product marketing manager; and Mike Capuano, Cisco's director of routing and switching.
June 13, 2008, 8:27am PDT
At the Business Goes Green conference in San Jose, Calif., on June 6, Forrester Research Senior Vice President Christopher Mines moderates a discussion on data centers. IBM's vice president of marketing management, Elaine Lennox, and VMware's data center product marketing manager, Rob Smoot, weigh the pros and cons of building more data centers and their current impact on the environment.