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How A Small German Town Became A Renewable Energy Miracle

How A Small German Town Became A Renewable Energy Miracle

Renewable energy is attractive to many not just for its environmental benefits, but because it means independence from electrical utilities. Now, one small town in Germany has achieved that dream--and then some. ALSO SEE: World's First Entirely Renewable-Energy Place: Wind-Swept Scottish Island The... read more

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MINI E electric cars used in vehicle-to-grid test. Photo by University of Delaware/Evan Krape

Delaware Vehicle-To-Grid Test Lets Electric Cars Sell Power

The ability to have large numbers of electric cars store energy and feed it back into electric grids is still many years away, but researchers are studying how it could work... read more October 20, 2014 by 


 
2015 Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell at hydrogen fueling station, Fountain Valley, CA

Lesson Learned In Last Round Of Hydrogen Fueling: Fund Operations Too

A handful of new hydrogen fuel-cell cars are on the way, but to make them practical even in limited launch regions, they will have to be refueled. The 2015 Hyundai Tucson... read more September 23, 2014 by 


 
Oil well (photo by John Hill)

Keystone Pipeline Fight: Insignificant 'Sideshow' To EPA Power-Plant Limits?

In the ongoing battles over renewable versus hydrocarbon energy--and the associated public policies, advocacy, and media coverage--the Keystone XL Pipeline has emerged as a... read more April 25, 2014 by 


 
Houston's Tranquility Park Garage with GRIDbot charging stations

Why Oil State Texas Turns Out To Be Friendly To Electric Cars

As the land of big pickup trucks and Big Oil, Texas would hardly seem like the kind of place where electric cars could thrive. Yet the Lone Star State is one of the... read more March 31, 2014 by 


 
Beijing smog

Even In China, Coal Consumption May Be Peaking

While use of coal for generating electricity has started to decline in the U.S., China continues to build coal power plants. With public anger at filthy air bubbling below... read more March 27, 2014 by 


 
FlexFuel badge on E85-capable 2009 Chevrolet HHR

E85 By The Numbers: One Station In 50 For One Car In 20

Back in 2007, ethanol was viewed as a way to cut gasoline consumption and U.S. dependence on foreign oil. It was then seen as such a panacea that Congress enacted volume... read more March 12, 2014 by 


 
wind farm

Long-Lived Clean Power: Wind Turbines Last 25 Years, Study Says

In the search for clean energy, wind power appears to be one of the most promising avenues, along with solar. But to be a reliable source of electricity, individual wind... read more February 23, 2014 by 


 
Traffic in China

China In 2050: 350 Million Vehicles, Many Electric Cars...And Gasoline Exports?

The big unknown in global efforts to reduce carbon emissions is China. It is industrializing at a rapid pace, and a burgeoning middle class has savings galore to spend on its... read more May 2, 2011 by  2


 
Energy classroom, courtesy of USACE Europe District

Things We Read, And Like: 'Why We Need Energy Literacy'

Many readers on this site are concerned with miles per gallon, or how much fuel their car uses. And while any site called Green Car Reports is bound to have an environmental... read more December 30, 2010 by  3


 
Rabobank EV charging

Your Ultimate Guide To Electric Car Charging Etiquette

The end of 2010 is fast approaching and that means in a few short months we’ll see the launch of several different plug-in vehicles. But as the 2011 Nissan Leaf, 2011... read more October 13, 2010 by  8


 
Jhomonsugi, the oldest tree on Yakushima Island, Japan. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

2011 Nissan Leaf Tested On An Island Amongst The Trees

We love cars here at AllCarsElectric, but sometimes there's nothing better than heading out of the cities and away from civilization to enjoy all that nature has to offer... read more October 6, 2010 by  5


 
2011 Nissan Leaf

What Comes First, The Car Or The Charger? Portland, Oregon Answers

Are electric cars being held back by a lack of convenient charging points? Or do more electric cars need to be produced in order for a demand for electric vehicle charging... read more August 9, 2010 by  4


 
General Electric GE WattStation charging

Charging Infrastructure Not Prerequisite For Electric Car Success

What exactly is needed for electric cars to become mainstream?  It's a question the auto industry has been asking time and time again over the past few years. Over time, the... read more August 5, 2010 by  4


 
How Green Is My Plug-In, illustration by Holly Lindem

Electric Vehicles: As Clean As The Grid Powering Them

Electric vehicles are zero emissions, right? That's a rhetorical question. As I'm sure most of you are aware, that statement is only correct up to a point. Most electric... read more July 21, 2010 by  11


 
Rabobank EV charging

Rabobank, SolarCity Switch On Chargers Along Highway 101, CA

California's Highway 1, otherwise known as the Pacific Coast Highway is one of the world's most famous roads and one we should all drive at some point in our lives. Some 400... read more July 15, 2010 by  3


 
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