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Electric Vehicles in for Remarkable Ride in 2011

(46) Comments | Posted December 30, 2010 | 4:48 PM

The first Chevrolet Volts, Nissan Leafs, and Smart EDs were delivered in December, but in the annals of history, 2011 will be remembered as the year that electric vehicles (EVs) arrived. EVs for sale to consumers will dominate the headlines throughout the year as average Americans begin to recognize EVs...

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EVs Need Maximum Exposure for Success

(11) Comments | Posted September 8, 2010 | 1:26 PM

When it comes to promoting electric vehicles as the future of transportation, the federal government has put its money where its mouth is. From bailouts of GM and Chrysler to $2.4 billion in money for EVs and batteries, the Department of Energy is betting big that domestically manufactured EVs and...

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Increase in Renewables Aids Human Rights

(1) Comments | Posted July 1, 2009 | 1:35 PM


In recent years the legion of supporters of renewable energy has expanded to include labor unions concerned about jobs, as well as national security and energy independence experts such as George Schultz and James Woolsey.


These...

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Clean Coal: Fuel of the Future or a Fallacy?

(7) Comments | Posted June 15, 2009 | 4:45 PM

In a surprising reversal of a reversal, the Department of Energy has announced new funding for the "FutureGen" clean coal project, less than 18 months after the previous DOE Secretary pulled the plug. DOE Secretary Stephen Chu, who previously called coal "very, very bad," said the government will...

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South Africa Sets Green Goals for World Cup

(2) Comments | Posted February 11, 2009 | 4:02 PM

It's a stretch of the imagination that any large international event could be good for the environment, but South Africa is working to put the maximum green sheen on the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

Events that require millions of miles of transit will create substantial carbon footprints, but the...

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