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People Powered Energy: Portable Wind Turbine and Power Bank

About three years ago in design school at the University of Michigan, I was making concept sketches of wearable energy-generating devices, such as turbines, for my thesis on people-powered energy systems. Although I focused in on a different, yet quite similar, project, I have been waiting for a personal, handheld wind turbine to come to […]

November 28th

Will GM Revive the Electric Car? Part 2

As I noted last week, General Motors new Chevy Volt concept vehicle has received quite a bit of fanfare around the green blogosphere; as we also saw from some of the comments that post [at Green Options] received, the company’s claim that it must develop an automotive lithium-ion battery to move the Volt to production […]

Will GM Revive the Electric Car? Part 1

I just returned from a whirlwind trip to Detroit to attend a really interesting (and pretty unique) event: General Motors brought bloggers and journalists to their Research and Development Center outside of Detroit yesterday not to make a big announcement, or roll out a new vehicle, but to simply provide an update on the development […]

Chicago Auto Show: The Interview Round-up

Apologies for not getting this up sooner… was in bed at 8:30 Wednesday night, and yesterday was traveling home day… I spent a good part of Wednesday afternoon talking to GM executives. We’ve got audio files that we’ll be sharing with you as soon as we get some glitches smoothed out, but I wanted to […]