Monthly Archives: August 2010

Electric cars to boast 500-mile range by 2020, says VW

Electric cars will drive over 500 miles on a single charge by 2020. These are the insightful projections of Martin Eberhard, electric vehicle engineering Director at Volkswagen’s Electronics Research Laboratory (ERL) in Palo Alto, California. Mr Eberhard, who joined VW in early … Continue reading

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Nuclear Vs Solar: Clash of the Numbers

A very interesting and controversial study emerged recently, comparing nuclear and solar costs no less. The study, “Solar and Nuclear Costs – The Historic Crossover“, was prepared by John O. Blackburn and Sam Cunningham for NC Warn, a climate change … Continue reading

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Biggest ice island in years breaks off Greenland’s glacier

The biggest block of arctic freshwater ice since 1962 has broken off Petermann glacier, in Greenland. Andreas Muenchow, a researcher from University of Delaware, reported that an “ice island” four times the size of Manhattan was born in the early … Continue reading

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