Green Technology


spaceship2-102014.jpg Virgin Galactic is set to begin a new round of test flights for its space carrier SpaceShip Two. The company spent much of the year on qualification tests after experimenting with different fuels.

Renewable energy could be the key to economic success on the African continent, according to a new statement for the International Energy Agency. Sub-Saharan Africa could, in fact, harvest enough renewable energy to meet its rising demands as soon as 2040, the agency says.

volkswagenegolf-101414.jpg Volkswagen has announced that they will auction off their very first electric E-Golf car in a charity auction. The new electric vehicle is set to hit the US market in November and the commemorative auction will benefit Global Green USA, an environmental non-profit.

TeslaMotor-100714.jpg Tesla is developing a certified used car program to attract those looking for a pre-owned version of one of their vehicles.

Tesla-093014.jpg Tesla Motors has announced that it has opened the 200th station in the Tesla Supercharger network. "Just opened: Supercharger number 200, globally. Ten stalls now open in Oxnard, California," the electric vehicle maker posted to Google Plus.

BurlingtonVermont-092514.jpg Burlington, Vermont, the largest city in the state, now gets 100% of its electricity from renewable sources like wind, water and biomass. The city, population 42,000, is powered largely by a 7.4 MW hydroelectric facility on its Winooski River.

GoogleCar-092314.jpg California has issued its first self-driving car permits to Audi, Mercedes, Lexus, and Google making it the first state to issue driving permits to companies for the testing of self-driving vehicles.