Sustainable Engineering http://machinedesign.com/taxonomy/term/8217/more en U.S. is using less electricity http://machinedesign.com/sustainable-engineering/us-using-less-electricity <div class="field-deck"> The U.S. EIA says the total U.S. electricity sales have declined in four of the past five years, and are on track to continue to decline in 2013. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The U.S. Energy Information Agency&#39;s latest <a href="http://www.eia.gov/todayinenergy/detail.cfm?id=14291" target="_blank" title="EIA energy report">Annual Energy Outlook</a> says electricity use in the U.S. has remained relatively flat over the past few years and probably will remain that was through 2015, after which the Agency expects growth to resume at historical rates of nearly 1%.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/sustainable-engineering/us-using-less-electricity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/sustainable-engineering/us-using-less-electricity#comments Sustainable Engineering Mon, 06 Jan 2014 22:08:00 +0000 33111 at http://machinedesign.com Renewable energy is up, nuclear is down http://machinedesign.com/technologies/renewable-energy-nuclear-down <div class="node-body article-body"><p> <img alt="Energy flow U.S. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory" id="Each year, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory releases energy flow charts that track the nation’s consumption of energy resources." src="/site-files/machinedesign.com/files/uploads/2013/08/2012newUSEnergy.png" style="width: 595px; height: 396px;" title="Each year, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory releases energy flow charts that track the nation’s consumption of energy resources." /><br /> </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/technologies/renewable-energy-nuclear-down" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/technologies/renewable-energy-nuclear-down#comments Technologies Sustainable Engineering Thu, 22 Aug 2013 15:53:00 +0000 28811 at http://machinedesign.com <p> Each year, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory releases energy flow charts that track the nation&rsquo;s consumption of energy resources.</p> Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory U.S. moves toward distributed wind power http://machinedesign.com/technologies/us-moves-toward-distributed-wind-power <div class="node-body article-body">This week, the U.S. Department of Energy released their 2012 Market Report on Wind Technologies in Distributed Applications. The 78-page document is a perspective review of America’s growing use of wind power in the last year. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/technologies/us-moves-toward-distributed-wind-power" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/technologies/us-moves-toward-distributed-wind-power#comments Technologies Sustainable Engineering Wed, 14 Aug 2013 16:17:00 +0000 28711 at http://machinedesign.com Vergnet Racing to “Feed the Children 300” http://machinedesign.com/sustainable-engineering/racing-feed-children-300 <div class="node-body article-body"><p> <img alt="" src="/site-files/machinedesign.com/files/uploads/2013/07/Vecoplan-23-Ford-Mustang.jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 187px; margin: 5px; float: right;" />A participant in the recent NASCAR Nationwide &ldquo;Feed the Children 300&rdquo; at the Kentucky Speedway was the #23 Vecoplan Ford Mustang, sponsored by <strong>Vecoplan,</strong> High Point, N.C.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/sustainable-engineering/racing-feed-children-300" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/sustainable-engineering/racing-feed-children-300#comments Sustainable Engineering Tue, 16 Jul 2013 14:51:00 +0000 27941 at http://machinedesign.com Electric vehicle goes for world speed record http://machinedesign.com/sustainable-engineering/electric-vehicle-goes-world-speed-record <div class="field-deck"> The Drayson B12 69/EV will try to go faster than 175 mph in an attempt to break a 40-year old world record. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p> &nbsp;</p> <p class="rtecenter"> <a href="http://www.draysonracingtechnologies.com/home.htm"><img alt="" src="/site-files/machinedesign.com/files/uploads/2013/06/Drayson.jpg" style="width: 513px; height: 276px;" /></a></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/sustainable-engineering/electric-vehicle-goes-world-speed-record" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/sustainable-engineering/electric-vehicle-goes-world-speed-record#comments Automotive Batteries/Power Supplies Sustainable Engineering Fri, 07 Jun 2013 19:26:00 +0000 27131 at http://machinedesign.com Two vital resources: Water and natural gas http://machinedesign.com/editorial-comment/two-vital-resources-water-and-natural-gas <div class="node-body article-body">Global energy demand outpaces supply, so within the next decade, Americans can expect gasoline shortages, blackouts, and the general instability of an energy crisis. Sale gas buys us time ... but like energy use, global water demand outpaces practical supply. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/editorial-comment/two-vital-resources-water-and-natural-gas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/editorial-comment/two-vital-resources-water-and-natural-gas#comments Editorial Comment Sustainable Engineering Thu, 06 Jun 2013 13:59:00 +0000 26931 at http://machinedesign.com Panels cool when the sun shines http://machinedesign.com/materials/panels-cool-when-sun-shines <div class="field-byline"> Stephen Mraz </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p> Engineers at Stanford University have developed panels made from nanophotonic materials that will keep buildings cool when the sun shines, drastically reducing the energy needed for air conditioning. As a bonus, the panels, which have no moving parts and require no energy input, do not contribute to the greenhouse effect and warm the Earth. In fact, they would cool it.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/materials/panels-cool-when-sun-shines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/materials/panels-cool-when-sun-shines#comments Sustainable Engineering Materials Wed, 22 May 2013 16:09:00 +0000 26381 at http://machinedesign.com Scenes from Windpower 2013 http://machinedesign.com/sustainable-engineering/scenes-windpower-2013 <div class="node-body gallery-body">Regardless of what you might think of wind energy as a power source, wind turbine technology can be pretty interesting.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/sustainable-engineering/scenes-windpower-2013" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/sustainable-engineering/scenes-windpower-2013#comments Technologies Sustainable Engineering Tue, 07 May 2013 20:10:00 +0000 25651 at http://machinedesign.com Simulation wrings out EV motors in the test lab http://machinedesign.com/automotive/simulation-wrings-out-ev-motors-test-lab <div class="field-byline"> Leland Teschler </div> <div class="field-deck"> Electromagnetic simulation has advanced to where it can reduce the amount of track time devoted to finding problems in electric-vehicle drivetrains. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Electromagnetic simulation has advanced to where it can reduce the amount of track time devoted to finding problems in electric-vehicle drivetrains.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/automotive/simulation-wrings-out-ev-motors-test-lab" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/automotive/simulation-wrings-out-ev-motors-test-lab#comments Automotive Sustainable Engineering Motion Control Wed, 20 Mar 2013 22:22:00 +0000 24526 at http://machinedesign.com Navy test hybrid power for its ships http://machinedesign.com/defense/navy-test-hybrid-power-its-ships <div class="field-byline"> Stephen J. Mraz </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Navy test hybrid power for its ships</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/defense/navy-test-hybrid-power-its-ships" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/defense/navy-test-hybrid-power-its-ships#comments Defense Sustainable Engineering Wed, 20 Mar 2013 21:59:00 +0000 24521 at http://machinedesign.com