Solar-powered futuristic ‘Hyperloop’ megatrain idea unveiled

A US billionaire entrepreneur has unveiled a new public transport system which he claims could take people from Los Angeles to San Francisco in just half an hour. The founder of Tesla, SpaceX and PayPal, Elon Musk claims his supersonic ‘Hyperloop’ will be both cheaper and faster for travellers compared to a conventional rail link. […]

US businesses urge strong policy action on climate change

A total of 32 international companies and consumer brands, including L’Oreal, Nestle (pictured), Nike and eBay joined forces yesterday urging the US policy makers to take action on climate change. The firms signed a “climate declaration” in support of climate change policy, suggesting a response to the climate challenge is “one of the greatest American […]

Apple plans largest private fuel cell plant in US

Technology giant Apple is set to double the size of the fuel cell power plant in one of its data centres, making it the largest non-utility fuel cell installation in the US. The 5MW installation will be on top of its existing system in Maiden, North Caroline, which is expected to provide more than 40 […]

eBay bids for cost-cutting efficiency

eBay has made a bid to boost its green credentials by opening an energy efficient data centre in Arizona. Called ‘Project Mercury’, the new building is now using power more efficiently despite temperatures in the desert hitting 46C. The Green Grid, which put in the technology, looked at eBay’s servers and how its data centres […]