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Jobs, Jobs, Jobs and Green Too: Can Transportation Drive the Future?

Michael Rose | Posted 07.06.2012 | Politics
Michael Rose

Republican governors Rick Scott of Florida, John Kasich of Ohio and Scott Walker of Wisconsin all turned down available Federal funds. California's governor is happy to take the money to build a system linking Los Angeles and San Francisco but it's become tied up by routing and funding disputes.

A Smart Grid Utopia, Deep in the Heart of Texas

Jason Stanford | Posted 06.18.2012 | Green
Jason Stanford

Thanks to $10.5 million from the stimulus, Pecan Street is creating jobs and fighting global warming, Tejas style. The smart grid neighborhood acts as a real-world lab to get customer feedback on new technologies.

'Green News Report' - April 5, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.05.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Obama pus...

'Green News Report' - April 3, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.03.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Biden sla...

Volt Plant Will Take A Three-Week Summer Vacation

AP | TOM KRISHER | Posted 04.02.2012 | Detroit

DETROIT -- General Motors Co. will suspend production of the Chevrolet Volt for an extra week this summer as it tries to control the electric car's in...

Sharon Silke Carty

Rogue Republicans Too Late To Save The Volt

HuffingtonPost.com | Sharon Silke Carty | Posted 04.02.2012 | Business

Conservatives love to hate the Chevy Volt. The plug-in advanced hybrid car seems to annoy Republicans, Tea Partiers and Libertarians alike. Then th...

Why You'll Never Own An Electric Car

Reuters | Posted 05.21.2012 | Money

* EVs to make up only 1.5 pct of US market in 2017-analyst * Henry Ford bought his wife electric cars * Obama wants to b...

GM CEO Dan Akerson: On Chevy Volt Future and Climate Change

Alison van Diggelen | Posted 05.09.2012 | San Francisco
Alison van Diggelen

Dan Akerson, CEO of GM, spoke with me in S.F. about the suspension of Chevy Volt production; the future of what he described as GM's "statement car" and his surprisingly candid views on climate change.

'Green News Report' - March 8, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.08.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Obama fir...

'Green News Report' - March 6, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.06.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Iran war ...

A Gun Rack In Volt? GM Tells Gingrich: Go Ahead

The Huffington Post | Sharon Silke Carty | Posted 02.22.2012 | Business

General Motors shot back at Newt Gingrich Tuesday, openly mocking his stump speech allegation that the Chevy Volt is an "Obama car" because "you can't...

Sharon Silke Carty

Obama Wants To Boost Electric-Car Rebates To $10,000

HuffingtonPost.com | Sharon Silke Carty | Posted 02.15.2012 | Business

President Obama's proposed Fiscal Year 2013 budget includes a new provision for hybrid and electric car tax credits that would broaden the program, in...

The Greenest Car Of 2012 Is...

Posted 02.09.2012 | Green

From Mother Nature Networks' Melissa Hincha-Ownby: The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) has published its 14th annual Green...

'Green News Report' - January 31, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 04.01.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Republica...

'Green News Report' - January 26, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 03.27.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Drill-Bab...

Revenge of the Electric Car: Plug It In on DVD

Linda Hassler | Posted 03.26.2012 | Entertainment
Linda Hassler

After making his successful 2006 film, Who Killed The Electric Car, director Chris Paine was elated to learn the auto industry was finally committing to electric cars (EVs).

GM CEO Defends Volt Before Congress

AP | FREDERIC J. FROMMER | Posted 03.26.2012 | Detroit

WASHINGTON — The chairman and CEO of General Motors Co. is defending the company over battery fires in Chevrolet Volt electric cars last year. ...

House Subcommittee Wants To Hear About Those Volt Fires

AP | Posted 01.19.2012 | Detroit

DETROIT -- General Motors CEO Dan Akerson has agreed to testify before a U.S. House subcommittee about battery fires in Chevrolet Volt electric cars. ...

Renault-Nissan CEO Angling To Lead Electric Vehicle Market

David Kiley | Posted 03.14.2012 | Detroit
David Kiley

When Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn starts talking about electric cars, it's easy to think at least one house on every block in America will have one in a decade or two.

GM Calls Back 8,000 Chevy Volts

AP | TOM KRISHER and DEE-ANN DURBIN | Posted 03.06.2012 | Detroit

DETROIT — General Motors is advising Volt owners to return their electric cars to dealers for repairs that will lower the risk of battery fires....

GM To Offer Chevy Volt Owners Free Loaner Cars Amid Fire Concerns

AP | By TOM KRISHER | Posted 11.28.2011 | Business

DETROIT -- General Motors, concerned about the image of its Chevrolet Volt, is offering free loaner vehicles to owners who are worried about the elect...

Why Are Feds Investigating The Chevy Volt?

AP | By JOAN LOWY | Posted 11.26.2011 | Detroit

WASHINGTON -- The government is investigating new fires involving the lithium-ion batteries in General Motors Co.'s Chevrolet Volt to assess the fire ...

Grand Blvd: Voting 'Yes' for the Chevy Volt

David Kiley | Posted 01.16.2012 | Detroit
David Kiley

When I confess to my comrades my geeky delight in leaving my house with a full charge, and then recharging the car when I get to work at the nearby ChargePoint station, I feel as if I have just ordered "just a salad" in a steakhouse after my friends have all ordered T-Bones.

Electric Cars Short Circuited -- In More Ways Than One

Michael W. R. Davis | Posted 01.16.2012 | Detroit
Michael W. R. Davis

Over the last few months, Detroit has witnessed the U.S. introduction of three new or newer entries in the electric vehicle field, and each takes a different approach.

Lynne Peeples

Chris Paine: Recharging Hope In The Electric Car

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 12.25.2011 | Green

No villains appear in Chris Paine's new film, "Revenge of the Electric Car" -- a stark contrast to its 2006 predecessor. "Who Killed the Electric Car?...