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Merging iOS and OS X would be 'waste of energy', Apple exec says

Apple's Phil Schiller has poured water on the theory that iOS and OS X could be combined into one operating system.

By January 24, 2014


Digging into waste-to-energy (photos)

Covanta Energy's waste-to-energy facility takes municipal solid waste and produces electricity in a less-polluting way than old-time incinerators.

5 Images By October 21, 2011


Waste-to-energy firm Ze-gen piles up cash

Ze-gen, which has a gasification process that can transform construction debris into electricity, raises $20 million in a funding round led by a conglomerate based in Oman.

By January 13, 2009


Waste-to-energy company EnerTech raises $42 million

The company converts municipal solid waste, including sewage sludge, into a solid that can be burned as fuel.

By January 8, 2008


Waste-to-energy firm Ze-Gen gets $4.5 million

The company plans to open a test facility later this month which will use gasification to convert waste to electricity.

By July 16, 2007


Power-wasting battery chargers to go on energy diet

The California Energy Commission takes aim at improving efficiency of battery chargers for laptops, music players, and larger battery-powered goods.

By January 13, 2012


Waste to energy: Green or greenwash?

A visit to a modern waste-to-energy plant shows they are far cleaner than older incinerators and an alternative to landfills, but shouldn't displace efforts to increase recycling.

By October 21, 2011


Microsoft: Software puts kibosh on energy waste

Microsoft project finds that software provided as good a bang for the buck as upgrading physical infrastructure in commercial building energy retrofits.

By October 5, 2011


Waste Management CEO places energy bets

The garbage hauler is investing in start-ups to wring valuable products from waste, including electricity, liquid fuels, and chemicals.

By April 4, 2011


Transphorm targets 'hidden tax' of wasted energy

Power electronics that convert between AC and DC are the unsung workhorses of the grid and all things electrical. The start-up Transphorm, backed by Google and Kleiner Perkins, bets on a more efficient chip technology.

By February 23, 2011