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Study: Your All-Electric Car May Not Be So Green If Your Power Is From Coal

AP | By SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 12.16.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) — People who own all-electric cars where coal generates the power may think they are helping the environment. But a new study finds ...

Nonprofit Advocates Making Big Change, Millions of Vehicles at a Time

Gina Coplon-Newfield | Posted 12.02.2014 | Green
Gina Coplon-Newfield

Did corporate and governmental leaders play a part in achieving this success? Absolutely. But would it have happened at all if not for the tenacity and savvy work of environmental NGOs and their supporters? Not a chance.

New Yorkers, Times Have Changed: Charge Your Car or Fill It Up?

Maya Albanese | Posted 12.01.2014 | New York
Maya Albanese

In a city that is still recovering from the shock of empty gas pumps in the chaotic aftermath of Superstorm Sandy two years ago, there are obvious advantages to being free from reliance on the island's declining gas stations.

Powering Cars With Sunshine

Gina Coplon-Newfield | Posted 11.21.2014 | Green
Gina Coplon-Newfield

Solar is a completely renewable and wildly abundant resource that slashes a household's carbon emissions. And it's something we can feel good about. Ever heard of a catastrophic solar spill? An asthma attack because of a solar panel? A military operation defending our access to the sun? Nope.

The New Face of Our Military's Energy Security

Michael Wu | Posted 11.19.2014 | Green
Michael Wu

Last week, the Air Force unveiled its latest technological innovation. With a fleet of Nissan Leafs, Ford F-series trucks, and other vehicles, the Air Force took an important step that may eventually revolutionize how we think about the cars we drive and the way we keep the lights on.

Breaking Big Oil's Grip

Michael Brune | Posted 11.04.2014 | Green
Michael Brune

Eat enough donuts and your health will suffer, regardless of how much you paid for them. Likewise, the more oil we consume, the worse the consequences will be for our climate, our environment, and our democracy. High prices simply add insult to the ongoing injury.

Quiz: Is an Electric Car Right for You?

Gina Coplon-Newfield | Posted 12.23.2014 | Green
Gina Coplon-Newfield

A poll last year found that nearly half of American households could purchase an EV for their next car; it would be a great fit for their driving needs, and they would have a place to charge it with electricity. We're talking about many millions of people. Are you one of them?

Electric Vehicles Reach Highest Percentage of US Auto Sales to Date

Gina Coplon-Newfield | Posted 12.07.2014 | Green
Gina Coplon-Newfield

As a way to slash oil use and emissions, we need people to switch from driving to transit, biking and walking -- meaning fewer auto sales and less driving overall. But for the millions who will continue to drive in the near future, we need them to switch to EVs, which are significantly cleaner than conventional vehicles.

Jerry Brown in Total Command for Term 4 Five Weeks Out

William Bradley | Posted 09.30.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

Despite Obama's slumping popularity, all that remains in question is the final margin of victory, the outcome of key initiatives important to Brown's future plans, the size of Democratic majorities in the state Senate and Assembly, and whether there will be another Democratic sweep of all statewide offices.

California Governor Jerry Brown Among Tens of Thousands Who Celebrated National Drive Electric Week in 152 Cities

Gina Coplon-Newfield | Posted 11.24.2014 | Green
Gina Coplon-Newfield

In 152 cities and 39 US states, more than 90,000 people attended events last week associated with the 2014 National Drive Electric Week.

Massachusetts Promotes Electric Vehicles in Three-City Tour

Gina Coplon-Newfield | Posted 11.19.2014 | Green
Gina Coplon-Newfield

Massachusetts and all the other states have a long way to go to reaching the zero emission vehicle goals. In fact, Massachusetts alone will need to sell an average of nearly 27,000 plug-in cars per year between 2015 and 2025 to meet the goal. In the last year, it sold just over 2,000.

The Voice of Bart Simpson Wants You to Check Out Electric Cars Next Week

Gina Coplon-Newfield | Posted 11.12.2014 | Green
Gina Coplon-Newfield

I knew the fourth annual National Drive Electric Week would be big, but I didn't realize it would be this big! We're having free events in 135+ cities September 15-21 to share the fuel cost-saving, clean-air, and fun-driving benefits of electric vehicles.

A Zero Emissions Manifesto for the Climate Justice Movement

Tom Weis | Posted 11.11.2014 | Green
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Tom Weis

Top military experts and government institutions like the U.S. Department of Defense and National Intelligence Council warn that climate destabilization threatens our national security, yet global emissions just keep going up.

Retire With Due Diligence the 21st Century Way: Less Money, More Substance

Molly Alexander Darden | Posted 10.15.2014 | Fifty
Molly Alexander Darden

Who hasn't heard the astronomical projections of how much financially we need in order to walk out of the office and into a new life? Well, I'm here to tell you, it ain't necessarily so! Here's how a smaller financial base can work when we apply the principle of due diligence analysis long before retirement.

Man Drives Tesla From NY To Miami Without Spending A Cent

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 05.08.2014 | Technology

Normally, road trips cost a pretty penny, but one man recently proved that it's possible to drive from New York to Miami and back without spending a d...

California's 'Up-Wing' Governors: Jerry Brown, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Gray Davis

William Bradley | Posted 06.07.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

Brown, Schwarzenegger, and Davis are not so much left-wing figures or right-wing figures as they are up-wing figures, i.e., political leaders who place a special emphasis on big think/think big future-oriented policies that position California on the global cutting edge.

Kate Sheppard

Obama Praises 'All-Of-The-Above' Energy Strategy

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.28.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON -- In his fifth State of the Union address on Tuesday, President Barack Obama celebrated the efforts his administration has made to cut gre...

New Illinois Priorities: Quiet Transportation Revolution in Car Use

Howard Learner | Posted 03.29.2014 | Chicago
Howard Learner

There's a quiet revolution in car use, driving patterns and car technologies that fundamentally will change transportation needs, infrastructure investments and traditional financing structures. As gas tax revenues decline, we need to prioritize better and make smart choices.

The Climate Post: Obama Doesn't Need Congress to Move Forward on Clean Energy

Tim Profeta | Posted 03.26.2014 | Green
Tim Profeta

A week before President Barack Obama's State of the Union address, a new report says Obama could advance key measures of his Climate Action Plan with ...

Innovation Earth: This Could Be 'The Future Of Urban Transportation'

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 03.16.2014 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

By 2050, seven out of every 10 people living on Earth will call themselves an urbanite. So how will we navigate the throng?

Why Is Tesla Part of Google's Electric Fleet?

Alison van Diggelen | Posted 02.03.2014 | Technology
Alison van Diggelen

In this exclusive Fresh Dialogues interview, Google's Rick Needham describes the company's fleet of electric vehicles and how it has enabled millions of miles of electric driving (almost 2M and counting).

India, Oil, And Electric Vehicles

Justin Guay | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Justin Guay

As India reels from a perfect storm of increasing fossil fuel import bills, capital outflows, and a stagnating economic environment attention to its...

This Electric Volkswagen Beetle is Perfect for the Modern Hippie

Roadtrippers | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Roadtrippers

When you think flower-power and peace signs, you also think of the 1960s VW Bug and Bus. Today, the new VWs seem more like the cars for Yuppies with...

Cutting the Cord on Electric Cars

Joshua Siegel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Joshua Siegel

When gas prices rose to nearly $7 a gallon, we as a society broke through a barrier. The time for real change had come: we were finally ready for the electric car.

Electric Vehicles Kick into High Gear: 8 States 3.3 Million New Oil-Free Cars

Michael Marx | Posted 12.24.2013 | Green
Michael Marx

The momentum behind electric vehicles is growing. Today there are more electric vehicles on the road than ever before, and the number is growing quickly.