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This One Infographic Shows How Fuel Cells Hold The Promise To A Fossil Fuel–Free Future

Maya Kashyap | Posted 10.14.2016 | Technology

We have until around 2030, industry analysts estimate, before we reach so-called peak oil, the point in time after which crude oil production will per...

Not Just Public Lands: Defense Bill Also Incentivizes Fracked Gas Vehicles

Steve Horn | Posted 02.17.2015 | Green
Steve Horn

The NDAA also included a provision that opened the floodgates for natural gas vehicles (NGVs) in the U.S. -- cars that would largely be fueled by gas obtained via fracking.

Which States Lead The Nation In Natural Gas Production?

Posted 10.28.2013 | Green

When we turn on a light or plug in an iPod, we don't think about where the energy comes from, as long as it's there. But in 2013, more than a quart...

Do You Know Where Your Energy Comes From?

Marty Durbin | Posted 11.10.2013 | Green
Marty Durbin

As a nation we're concerned with protecting our environment, while also keeping our economy strong and enjoying the comforts of modern living. We don't spend a lot of time thinking about the energy that makes all of this possible. Why get into the nitty-gritty details of power generation and all that it takes to make the simple act of flipping a switch deliver the light and power that we rely upon?

Cara Santa Maria

WATCH: Tiny Solution For Big Oil Problem? | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 02.25.2013 | Science

"Directed evolution" may save our polluted planet. At least, chemical engineer Dr. Frances Arnold sees it that way. The recent National Medal of T...

LIQUID GOLD? Bay Area Thieves Target Bizarre, Greasy Item

Sarah Medina | Posted 03.16.2012 | San Francisco

The newest item on Bay Area thieves' wish list? restaurant grease, the easiest thing to convert into biodiesel fuel. As eco-friendly cars reach a ...

New Ads: Clean Cars or a Trip to the Greenwash?

Bill Chameides | Posted 11.30.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Advertising could be considered an art of grand hyperbole, but are new car ads the latest brushstrokes on this fanciful canvas or truthful commentary on how far down the road car companies have come to lower pollution?

Nissan's Leaf: Electrifying the Auto Market?

Frank Sesno | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frank Sesno

Nissan's Leaf is innovative, to be sure. It's one of the first plug-in electric vehicles to get a major market rollout, and the engine makes use of a unique power array that is more efficient than previous carmaker attempts.

Europe Burns Trash For Cleaner Energy, U.S. Lags

The New York Times | ELISABETH ROSENTHAL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Denmark now regards garbage as a clean alternative fuel rather than a smelly, unsightly problem. Across Europe, there are about 400 plants, with Denma...

A Cloud in Every Silver Lining: The New Obstacle to a Green-Tech Revolution

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Rare earth elements are essential to many of the green technologies we're betting on to launch the new low-carbon economy. But while demand for rare earths has grown, their production has not.

Alternative Fuel For Your Car, From Chocolate To Used Diapers

The Daily Green | Jim Motavalli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

From chocolate to sawdust, these weird fuels have the potential to get us off oil....

Solving the Problem with Jobs and Wages

Rob Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rob Shapiro

The way to ensure the next expansion will create jobs is to make medical cost containment the center of health care reform the development and broad use of alternative fuels the center of energy policy.

Gas-Free Cars On Their Way

Los Angeles Times | Ken Bensinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

American Honda Motor Co., Ford Motor Co. and General Motors Corp. announced plans at the Los Angeles Auto Show on Wednesday to put alternative fuel te...