New Zero-Emissions Electric Commuter Bike: The A2B

A To B Electric Bike

A company called Ultra Motor has released a new electric bike called the A2B. This bike looks great – I like the functional, minimalist style.┬áThe A2B is designed for urban or suburban commutes. According to Ultra Motors, the A2B offers unassisted power on demand for up to 20 miles at a cruising speed of 20mph. […]

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Solar Powered Air Conditioner Released

Solar Powered Air Conditioner: GreenCore

A company called GreenCore Air has released an air conditioner than can be powered by a single 170 watt solar panel. The GreenCore air conditioning unit can heat and cool a 600 square foot room. It runs on DC power, so there is no need to put an AC inverter between the solar panel and […]

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The Greenest Monitors of 2008

Lenovo Thinkvision L220X Monitor: Gold EPEAT

Continuing our coverage of green computing devices, let’s take a look at the greenest monitors currently available. These monitors are energy efficient, and they eliminate most hazardous chemicals from their design. Some even incorporate recycled plastic into their casings. EPEAT is the most comprehensive green certification for monitors — the EPEAT certification incorporates Energy Star […]

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The First LEED Platinum Data Center

ADC's LEED Platinum Data Center

ADC (Advanced Data Centers), a company based in San Francisco, is set to build the country’s greenest data center. Because of its efficiency, the project stands to save its owner from $1.8 million to $2 million in energy costs. ADC says its new center will be 25-30 percent more energy efficient than the industry standard. […]

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The Greenest Notebook Computers Of 2008

Toshiba Portege R500 Notebook Computer

Earlier this week, we reviewed the greenest desktop computers, so now let’s take a look at the greenest notebooks! Notebooks are typically much more energy efficient than desktops. They are, however, no greener than desktops in other regards — they typically contain the same hazardous components, and they are not easily recycled. However, a few […]

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