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NASA Awards Historic Green Aviation Prize
2011-10-03 14:59:05

NASA has awarded the largest prize in aviation history, created to inspire the development of more fuel-efficient aircraft and spark the start of a new electric airplane industry. The technologies demonstrated by the CAFE Green Flight Challenge, sponsored by Google, competitors may end up in general aviation aircraft, spawning new jobs and new industries for the 21st century. The first place prize of $1.35 million was awarded to team Pipistrel-USA.com of State College, Pa. The second place...

2011-09-21 03:42:06

NASA and the Comparative Aircraft Flight Efficiency (CAFE) Foundation of Santa Rosa, Calif., will hold the 2011 Green Flight Challenge, sponsored by Google, at the Charles M. Schulz Sonoma County Airport in Santa Rosa from Sept. 25 to Oct. 1. The competition's goal is to advance technologies in fuel efficiency and reduced emissions with cleaner renewable fuels and electric aircraft. NASA's Centennial Challenges Program is providing $1.65 million in prize money to the winners of the...

2010-04-30 16:34:00

HAMPTON, Va., April 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It's green, quiet, electric, cutting-edge transportation, and you won't find it on the road, the rails or the water -- it soars. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) On Tuesday, May 4, at NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Dr. Brien Seeley will discuss electric-powered and other innovative aircraft when he presents "Green, Quiet, Electric V/ESTOL Aircraft: The Second Century of Flight" at 2 p.m. in the...

2008-07-29 12:00:29

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration's 2008 General Aviation Technology Challenge will include the first Green Prize for aviation. The annual event will be held Aug. 4-10 at the Sonoma County Airport in Santa Rosa, Calif. Competitors will demonstrate innovations resulting in aircraft that are safer, less expensive and easier to operate, while having fewer negative impacts on the environment and communities surrounding airports, NASA said in a statement. The highlight of the...

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  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.