Boeing set to unveil 787 amid order flurry

Boeing 787
Boeing 787

By Bill Rigby Sun Jul 8, 3:35 PM ET

SEATTLE (Reuters) – Boeing Co. prepared to unveil the first carbon-composite 787 Dreamliner on Sunday amid a flurry of 55 new orders for the lightweight, fuel efficient plane.

European, Middle Eastern and Australian carriers trumpeted new purchases at various Boeing events in Seattle, as the plane maker got ready to host 15,000 or so employees, customers and suppliers at its nearby Everett, Washington, plant. Continue reading Boeing set to unveil 787 amid order flurry

What is Conservative Environmentalism?

By Ray Hodges

ECOstrive – 7 July 2007: The Conservative Environmentalist believes that we can encourage a market shift toward a more sustainable model that reduces dependence on non-renewable energy sources and reduces waste, while improving the standard and quality of life.

A Conservative Environmentalist believes that we can enjoy our quality of life, while working toward a more environmentally friendly future. We are part of the environment, and are always working towards progress. We will not regress and try to abate an effect that we know very little about. The Conservative Environmentalist will work towards progress, and part of that progress is to be more efficient, less wasteful, and more sustainable. Continue reading What is Conservative Environmentalism?

Zap to make electric sedan based on its sports car

ZAP-X
ZAP-X

By Michael Kanellos, CNET News.com
Published on ZDNet News: June 22, 2007, 9:55 AM PT

Electric-vehicle maker Zap says it will come out with an electric car that will go about 100 miles on a charge but cost only $30,000, a combination of features that so far hasn’t been achieved.

Whether Zap will succeed is an open question.

According to the company, the sedan will be a derivative of the Zap-X, a sport SUV scheduled to hit the market toward the end of 2008. The Zap-X is designed to go 350 miles without a charge and from 0 mph to 60 mph in about 4.8 seconds. Continue reading Zap to make electric sedan based on its sports car

General Motors Reports Progress Toward New All-Electric Car

Chevy Volt concept car by GM
Chevy Volt concept car by GM

By John Bichard

Washington – 19 June 2007 – In January of 2007, General Motors (GM) unveiled a concept car powered solely by electricity. The Chevrolet Volt is a big step beyond today’s hybrid, that uses both a gasoline engine and electric motor. VOA’s John Birchard reports on the progress GM is making toward turning the Volt from an attractive idea into a production vehicle.

As vice president of research and development and strategic planning for General Motors, Larry Burns is responsible for the company’s efforts to reinvent the automobile, so to speak – to move beyond conventional gasoline-powered vehicles to environmentally sound “green” cars of tomorrow. Continue reading General Motors Reports Progress Toward New All-Electric Car

IBM Unveils Plan to Combat Data Center Energy Crisis

IBM's Green Data Center Marketing Photo
IBM's Green Data Center Marketing Photo

NEW YORK, NY – 10 May 2007: IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced it is redirecting $1 billion per year across its businesses, mobilizing the company’s resources to dramatically increase the level of energy efficiency in IT. The plan includes new products and services for IBM and its clients to sharply reduce data center energy consumption, transforming the world’s business and public technology infrastructures into “green” data centers.

The savings are substantial — for an average 25,000 square foot data center, clients should be able to achieve 42 percent energy savings. Based on the energy mix in the US, this savings equates to 7,439 tons of carbon emissions saved per year. Continue reading IBM Unveils Plan to Combat Data Center Energy Crisis