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Obama's Green Investment Plan Could Refresh Ohio's Economy

Article: Obama's Green Investment Plan Could Refresh Ohio's Economy

COLUMBUS, Ohio, January 13, 2009 (ENS) – After he takes office on January 20, President Barack Obama has said he will seek congressional approval to invest $150 billion over 10 years on clean energy initiatives. This would fund next-generation biofuels and fuel infrastructure, advance the commercialization of plug-in hybrids, develop renewable energy, invest in low-emissions…

11 Eastern States Commit to Regional Low Carbon Fuel Standard

Article: 11 Eastern States Commit to Regional Low Carbon Fuel Standard

HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, January 6, 2009 (ENS) – Pennsylvania has signed a letter of agreement with 10 other eastern states to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from transportation fuels and other sources by developing a regional low carbon fuel standard. Vehicles using low carbon transport fuels include cars powered by hydrogen fuel cells; electric cars such as…

Next Generation Plug-in Hybrid Car Tested in Florida

Article: Next Generation Plug-in Hybrid Car Tested in Florida

GAINESVILLE, Florida, December 15, 2008 (ENS) – The gas price roller coaster and climate change concerns are making plug-in hybrid-electric cars look increasingly attractive to many people. Now, a new University of Florida partnership is testing to determine if they are in fact a cleaner, cheaper and more reliable choice than other cars. Pierce Jones,…

Auto, Electricity Sectors Collaborate on Plug-in Hybrids

Article: Auto, Electricity Sectors Collaborate on Plug-in Hybrids

SAN JOSE, California, July 22, 2008 (ENS) – General Motors and 34 utilities have agreed to collaborate with the Electric Power Research Institute on research and development to facilitate integration of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles into the power grid. Plug-in hybrids can average nearly 100 miles per gallon using a combination of electricity and gasoline.…

The Future is Green: Sustainable Transport and Local and Sustainable Materials

Article: The Future is Green: Sustainable Transport and Local and Sustainable Materials

We started our peek into our bright green [www.sundance.tv] future by looking at two very big, very large scale hurdles to clear: zero carbon and zero waste. Today, we’ll focus on more tangible ideas that are easier to put in to everyday context, since they’re things we use every day: sustainable transport [www.sundance.tv] and local/sustainable…

Unplugging Your Cars from Conventional Fuels

Article: Unplugging Your Cars from Conventional Fuels

Earlier this week, we mentioned [www.sundance.tv] plug-in hybrids as a way to greener transportation, and they’re a good goal for the short term. Ultimately, though, to achieve truly green transportation, we need to get off of fossil fuels and in to a renewable option. Biofuels [www.sundance.tv] are one possibility; battery-powered electric cars [www.sundance.tv] are another,…

Automobile Designs for the Future

Article: Automobile Designs for the Future

Though TreeHugger tends to prefer things like walking and electric bicycles [www.sundance.tv] to car-centric transportation, automobiles are a way of life for many of us. While burning gasoline and creating emissions are not a good thing for the planet, thankfully, there are some forward-looking automakers and cars that are testing prototypes that have the potential…