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Renewable Energy Doing So Well That Subsidies Could End: Energy Secretary Moniz

Renewable Energy Doing So Well That Subsidies Could End: Energy Secretary Moniz

Government subsidies have been an important lifeline for renewable energy, helping to make different technologies viable even when costs are not in their favor. But at what point will the industry be competitive enough with fossil fuels that subsidies will no longer be necessary? It's possible that... read more

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Photovoltaic solar power field at Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee

Lack Of Innovation Could Doom Battle To Trim Carbon Emissions

Representatives of world governments will meet in Paris this December to discuss a global strategy for combating climate change. But the outlook doesn't appear promising... read more July 28, 2015 by 


 
Electric power plant outside Ithaca, New York

Even More Coal-Fired Power Plants To Be Retired Under Proposed EPA Rules

Among currently used methods for generating electricity, coal is by far the dirtiest. But--in the U.S., at least--it's also on the decline as an energy source. The U.S... read more July 24, 2015 by 


 
Nissan Leaf autonomous car prototype

How To Cut Vehicle Emissions 90 Percent: Get Rid Of Human Drivers

The most straightforward way to reduce automotive emissions is probably to just get rid of cars. But what if you kept the cars, and eliminated their drivers instead? Acolytes... read more July 9, 2015 by 


 
United Airlines Eco-Skies jet

United Airlines To Start Using Biofuel On Passenger Flights

Commercial airline passengers in the U.S. have a lot to think about. Reaching the end of the jetway often triggers thoughts about the flight's on-time record, the crapshoot... read more July 1, 2015 by 


 
Diesel taxis in London (Image by Flickr user Lars Ploughmann, used under CC license)

Traffic Noise May Reduce Life Expectancy, Increase Strokes

The air pollution caused by vehicle emissions has been linked to numerous health issues, something that's caused many world cities to work to reduce the number of... read more June 27, 2015 by 


 
Daimler Trucks North America SuperTruck

Proposed 2021 Fuel Economy Rules For Heavy-Duty Trucks, Buses Released

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released proposed standards that would further boost the fuel efficiency of heavy-duty trucks and buses, starting in the 2021... read more June 22, 2015 by 


 
BMW 5-Series Gran Turismo Power eDrive prototype

BMW To Make Whole Lineup Electric, With Range Extenders, AWD: Report

German carmaker BMW may be on the cusp of the most radical transformation in its history--one that will stun the auto industry if it comes to pass. If a report from early... read more June 18, 2015 by 


 
G7 leaders in Krun, Germany. White House photo by Pete Souza.

Fossil Fuel Use Must Plummet By 2050, End By 2100: G7 Meeting

This past week, the Group of Seven (G7) world leaders met in Germany for the group's 41st annual summit. Needless to say, much was discussed, from the threat of international... read more June 13, 2015 by 


 
Golden Gate Bridge, connecting San Francisco and Marin County, California

California Approves Aggressive New Plans To Combat Climate Change

California continues to lead the way in all things green, now with new legislation that calls for dramatic cuts in greenhouse-gas emissions over the next few decades. Bills... read more June 5, 2015 by 


 
Beijing smog

China's Air Pollution Is Bad, But India's Is Far, Far Worse

Discuss countries with the worst air pollution, and China typically rises to the top of the list like smoke from a chimney. Maybe it's the high-profile coverage of Beijing's... read more June 3, 2015 by 


 
Gas pump

Artificial Photosynthesis Might Make Fuel From CO2 & Sunlight, One Day

Electric cars may have made great strides recently, but thousands of researchers are still searching for a sustainable liquid fuel. Such a fuel wouldn't require drivers who... read more June 2, 2015 by 


 
Autobahn, Kamener Kreuz, Rush Hour (photo by Dirk Vorderstraße)

German State To Test City 'Eco Lane' For Cleanest Cars, Carpools

Carpool lanes have been an accepted part of the landscape in California for more than 40 years now. But they're less well-known in Europe, where bus lanes have taken priority... read more May 19, 2015 by 


 
Big square baler harvesting wheat straw for production of cellulosic ethanol

Biofuels: Don't Assume They're All Carbon-Neutral, New Study Warns

To many, biofuels seem like the ultimate compromise between lower carbon emissions and practicality. It's easy to see the appeal of fuels billed as cleaner replacements for... read more May 13, 2015 by 


 
1915 Ford Model T from the Rogers' Classic Car Museum collection

Gasoline Car Test Drive: Noisy, Wasteful, Polluting, Fast But Pricey Refueling

The vast majority of drivers have never experienced an electric car, but what if it were the other way around? What if gasoline cars had only recently been introduced, and... read more May 12, 2015 by 


 
Ferrock, screen cap from video report by PBS

Carbon-Negative Replacement For Cement Traps CO2 During Manufacturing

You may be aware of your car's carbon footprint, but what about the emissions related to the concrete structures it drives over? The Portland cement that acts as the glue in... read more April 21, 2015 by 


 

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