Brian Tong delivers everything happening around Google with his high-energy style, covering the late
Apple's Phil Schiller has poured water on the theory that iOS and OS X could be combined into one operating system.
Covanta Energy's waste-to-energy facility takes municipal solid waste and produces electricity in a less-polluting way than old-time incinerators.
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.
The company converts municipal solid waste, including sewage sludge, into a solid that can be burned as fuel.
The California Energy Commission takes aim at improving efficiency of battery chargers for laptops, music players, and larger battery-powered goods.
The company plans to open a test facility later this month which will use gasification to convert waste to electricity.
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.
Microsoft project finds that software provided as good a bang for the buck as upgrading physical infrastructure in commercial building energy retrofits.
The garbage hauler is investing in start-ups to wring valuable products from waste, including electricity, liquid fuels, and chemicals.
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.