Energy-hungry Japan extracts natural gas from deep-sea methane hydrates, but it’s not clear whether the “flammable ice” makes economic and environmental sense.
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President pushes proposal to fund R&D with money from oil and gas leases on federal lands.
Philips invites developers to write apps for its Hue wireless LED light bulbs.
There are now many general-purpose consumer LED bulbs that give off good light. With so many, how can you tell the difference?
Companies showed off their latest clean energy innovations at the ARPA-E Summit.
Philips and Cree predict bright, general-purpose LED bulbs under $10 will be an industry tipping point.
Cree introduces an LED bulb that mimics the design and shape of traditional incandescent bulb to entice consumers to try LEDs.
The MIT spin-off had hoped to enable the hydrogen economy in developing countries, but is now at work on a flow battery using “designer molecules.”
The ARPA-E agency has increased its focus on commercializing energy research but it’s a concern the DOE has yet to fully address.
The sequester means across-the-board cuts to federal R&D and, barring a grand budget bargain, anemic research budgets in the years ahead.