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Betting Smartly on the Smart Grid

Sunil Sharan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sunil Sharan

With a complete makeover for the U.S. energy grid projected to cost $165 billion, it is imperative that the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act allocations are made judiciously.

Strategies for Plug-In Hybrid Vehicles Leading to Less Pollution

Howard Learner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Howard Learner

Plug-in hybrid vehicles like the forthcoming Chevy Volt will pollute less than "traditional" hybrids like the Toyota Prius, but only in areas where coal plants supply less than 50% of the power mix.

Detroit Auto Show's Best Cars

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Automakers converged on Detroit this week for the annual North American International Auto Show, where they introduced their latest models and conce...

Plug-In Hybrid Prius in US in 2012, Says Toyota

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

"Toyota Motor Corp. has joined the growing ranks of automakers planning to bring advanced battery-powered vehicles to consumers in the next few years."

What Really Happened? Penske Drops Saturn bid; GM Says Division Doomed

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

Roger Penske's failure will almost certainly result in Saturn's demise, and publicly, officially and finally ends the Roger Smith era at GM.

Houston and Indy Are Setting Up Plug-In Hybrid Infrastructure!

planetgreen.discovery.com | Planet Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Project Get Ready is a new initiative seeking to help the nation (and Canada!) make the shift away from fossil fuels. Under the project, coalitions in...

How I Want To Run My New Auto Company

John DeCock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
John DeCock

Previous management of GM managed themselves into a position that amply demonstrates that no experience might be marginally better than deep experience.

Chinese Battery-Maker BYD "Could Be World's Biggest Automaker"

Alex Pasternack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Alex Pasternack

Buffett on Board BYD, the Chinese battery maker-turned-automaker that stunned the world with the first mass-market electric plug-in car late last year...

Economic Stimulus, Clean Energy and the Scale of Our Challenge: Grading the Stimulus Energy Investments

Jesse Jenkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jesse Jenkins

What does $80 billion really mean in the context of the 21st century United States energy system?

California's Energy and Driving Propositions -- The Final Tally

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

In the near-future, many of us hope to own an electric car and/or a plug-in hybrid car or truck. Yet even without them, electricity demand is already skyrocketing worldwide.

Saving the Auto Industry by Pre-Paying for Plug-Ins

Paul Loeb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Paul Loeb

The founder of a plug-in-hybrid innovation organization has just come up with an idea that could solve the problems of the auto industry: Getting consumers to put down a down-payment on plug-in hybrids.

Detroit Drives to DC and Dr. Deming Invents Japan

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

We've had enough threats from our sworn enemies -- we don't need them from Detroit executives. These CEOs and their boards of directors must go, whether by car or jet or skateboard, they must go.

Fat Cows and Thin Cows

Javier Sierra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Javier Sierra

President-Elect Barack Obama owes his title not only to quite possibly the best presidential campaign in history, but also to the Latino vote. More than two thirds of us voted for him.

Claim: 25,000 Mile Battery For Plug-In Hybrid

AutoGreenBlog | Domenick Yoney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The lithium ion batteries being used for plug-in hybrids such as the Chevy Volt are easily the single most expensive part of the car and now, AFS Trin...

Memo to Detroit: Change Now or Die

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

Most Americans think you have brought this disaster upon yourselves, with inferior, irrelevant products the past 35 years.

The Next Bailout: Handouts or Hybrids?

Bill Scher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Scher

With the auto industry in dire straits, we taxpayers have maximum leverage to demand the cars necessary to help lower energy costs, cut carbon emissions and reduce our dependency on foreign oil.

GM/Chrysler Merger - 70,000 Idled

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

It wasn't hard to predict the demise of the "Hemi hybrid," but the end came a lot faster than expected. They should have given them a full year of production before, literally, pulling the plug.

Investing in Clean Energy Is A Smart Strategy in these Troubled Economic Times

Howard Learner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Howard Learner

For today, energy efficiency makes even more sense in tight financial times. Businesses can't afford to waste energy and drain their bottom lines from high energy bills.

Wall Street Credit Crash Threatens To Tank U.S. Auto Industry

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Diane Tucker

"Every job lost on Wall Street impacts two-to-three jobs on the outside. By comparison, every job lost at an auto plant impacts nearly 10 jobs on the outside... We don't want to know what happens if the domestic auto industry gets away from us."

Plug-In Hybrid Vehicle Credits Sweeten Bailout Bill

Treehugger | Michael Graham Richard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The original "bailout plan" by Treasury Secretary Paulson was 3 pages long. The Senate version that was passed last night (H.R. 1424) is now 451 pages...

Detroit Three Expect $25 Billion -- So Who Bails Out Americans' Missing Car Payments?

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

It used to be said that a house was the largest expenditure in any person's lifetime; but if someone buys five or more new cars over 40 or 50 years, those purchases could easily cost more, in total, than their home.

Suddenly Obama's Auto-Policies Matter: Michigan Is The New Florida

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Diane Tucker

Any sort of cash incentive to get manufacturers to build more efficient vehicles -- and to get people to buy more of them -- is an admirable thing. But let's not forget that if people just make smarter choices, this nation's energy usage will go down dramatically.

Everything You Need to Know About the New Chevy Volt

Maura Judkis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Maura Judkis

GM just lit up the Internet with opinions from car lovers and tree-huggers everywhere. Here's a quick guide to everything you need to know about the car of the not-so-distant future.

Challenging the Naysayers: Global Warming Solutions Make Sense

Howard Learner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Howard Learner

Naysayers keep arguing that reducing global warming pollution is too expensive, too hard, will cost too much money and will irreparably harm our economy. We've heard this refrain before.

Toyota Plug-In Prius To Hit The Road Early In 2009

EcoGeek | Jaymi Heimbuch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Toyota's plug-in capable Prius is getting a big boost for testing, hitting the open road a year ahead of schedule. Several hundred of the PHEVs will b...