Are the Days Numbered for the Horse-Drawn Carriage in New York City's Central Park?

Wait, No More Horse Carriage Rides in New York City’s Central Park?

If Mayor Bill de Blasio has his way, the Central Park carriages could be trotting on borrowed time. On the other hand, do they...
Electric Vehicles Don't Reduce Emissions

Research Says Electric Vehicles Don’t Reduce Emissions?

Fuzzy math is hard at work in North Carolina State University, specifically the engineering department, which released the results of a study that basically...

The Stirling Racer: Nice But Expensive Stirling Engine Toy Powered By The Sun

It's nice for a toy, but difficult to understand when it comes to explaining the true greenness of this invention. A stirling engine-powered toy just hit the market recently, combining a 194-year-old engine concept touted today for its fuel flexibility with solar power-the baby that modern science wants to grow.

Pedal-Powered Blender: Saving The World One Carrot at a Time

After so much seriousness, let's try and take a look at something else, a new invention that will surely change the way we live, think, and act during our irresponsible ride to the grocery store.
BASF - Global Leader in Chemical Production

Is There Really a “Greener” Hydrogen, BASF?

Mention hydrogen fuel cell vehicles and two opposites immediately spring to my mind. First, HFC vehicles are, in themselves, emissions-free. On the other...
Toyota Prius vs Caveman

Toyota Prius / Harley Davidson Abomination Found on eBay

There are Toyota Prius drivers who thumb their noses at Hummer H3 drivers, and there are Ford F750 Drivers who thumb their noses at...
Hydrogen Fuel has a Dark Side, but Solar Power Could be The Rebellion

Solar Powered Hydrogen Fuel – The Rebellion

Hydrogen fuel cell and battery electric vehicles have one very important thing in common: they’re both emissions-free sort of. While it’s true that hydrogen fuel...

Sino Skyscraper to Suck up the Smog

The Great Leap Forward can be credited not only for years of neck break growth and for lifting up millions of people out of...
Electric Vehicles Have Enough Opponents, Lexus!

Lexus Hybrids Muddying Electric Vehicle Waters

Look anywhere, at politicians, journalists, ignorantes, even in some of the comments here on The Green Optimistic, and you’ll find electric vehicle opponents. One place...

SOccket – A Soccer Ball That Generates and Stores Renewable Energy

A group of students at the Harvard University have come up with an ingenious idea that could change the lives of African people. They have developed an energy harvesting soccer ball called sOccket that is able to produce electric energy when being kicked around.