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Bankruptcy shows scope of Peabody Coal's climate denial lobbying

Bankruptcy shows scope of Peabody Coal's climate denial lobbying

These are tough times for the coal industry. Coal plants are being retired at an increasing rate in North America and Europe, replaced by a combination of natural-gas and renewable generating capacity. These days, virtually any way to produce electricity is seen as better than coal, which produces... read more

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2012 Nissan Leaf winter test

Electric-Car Battery Energy: Why Waste It On Cabin Heating? (Video)

Among the drawbacks of cars that run on battery power is the energy required to heat their cabins. As electric-car drivers in less temperate climes know, heating the cabin to... read more January 28, 2016 by


 
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Leaded Gasoline Taken Off Sale 20 Years Ago This Month

The water crisis in Flint, Michigan, has brought the health effects of lead back into the public eye, and in a big way. In that context, it's worth noting that lead was still... read more January 25, 2016 by


 
Air Products HF-150 portable hydrogen fueler

Portable Hydrogen Fuelers Go To Six Toyota Mirai Dealers As Stations Lag

With Toyota having delivered a total of 57 Mirai sedan in October and November, the drivers of those hydrogen fuel-cell cars will be looking for stations at which to fuel... read more December 14, 2015 by


 
2016 Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell car, Newport Beach, CA, Nov 2014

Toyota Tackles Hydrogen Fueling Challenges As Mirai Launch Approaches: UPDATED

As this autumn's launch of the 2016 Toyota Mirai fuel-cell car approaches, its maker is taking steps to ensure that the small number of initial buyers and lessees will be... read more July 30, 2015 by


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

CA Fuel-Cell Car Drivers Say Hydrogen Fuel Unavailable, Stations Don't Work (UPDATED)

While they enjoy driving their cars, early lessees of hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles in Southern California are complaining that they can't reliably fuel them at the handful of... read more July 25, 2015 by


 
ArcelorMittal electric arc furnace

Belgian Steel Plant: We'll Make 50,000 Tons Of Ethanol From Byproduct

Even as world governments continue to encourage the production of biofuels, ethanol remains subject to particular criticism. The highest-volume feedstocks for ethanol are... read more July 13, 2015 by


 
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Agriculture Department To Spend $100 Million For E15 Ethanol 'Blender Pumps'

Ethanol has had something of a fall from grace over the last decade. Increasing amounts of ethanol must be blended into the U.S. gasoline supply to comply with the Renewable... read more June 12, 2015 by


 
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Bills To Kill Renewable Fuel Law, Ban E15 Ethanol Fuel Likely Doomed

The addition of ethanol to gasoline has now been a political hot potato in the U.S. for more than a decade. Joined by cosponsors from both sides of the aisle, U.S... read more June 9, 2015 by


 
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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


 
Slide from 'The Future of Transport: Challenging Perceptions,' Shell Oil presentations, Apr 2015

How Shell Oil Sees The Future Of Energy And Vehicle Fuels In 2050

It's always good to understand how the huge global energy industry views the worlds of today and tomorrow. At last month's Shell Eco-Marathon fuel-efficiency competition... read more May 6, 2015 by


 
2015 Ford Mustang GT Convertible

2015 Ford Mustang EcoBoost: Less Power On Regular Gas

Many carmakers are using smaller engines with turbochargers to try to boost fuel efficiency in new cars, but Ford has been among the most public in promoting the technology... read more January 9, 2015 by


 
2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid - production model

Green Car Reports, Five Years And 9,800 Articles Later

Five years ago today, Green Car Reports began a daily publishing schedule. At first one a day, and then more, we wrote articles on fuel efficiency, hybrids, diesel vehicles... read more February 3, 2014 by


 
2013 Chevrolet Spark

2013 Chevy Spark Proves Popular With Non-GM Customers

When General Motors launched the Chevrolet Volt back in 2010, the plug-in hybrid increased GM’s market share by bringing customers to the brand who would have never... read more October 1, 2012 by 10


 
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Want To Track Your Real-World Gas Mileage? Here’s How

With ever-tougher fuel economy regulations and the rising price of gasoline, more Americans than ever before want to know what the gas mileage of their car really is. Keeping... read more August 28, 2012 by 4


 
Nissan Serena

Nissan’s New Japanese Minivan Uses Brakes To Power Electronics

In hybrid and electric cars, regenerative braking systems are used to convert kinetic energy into electrical energy under braking, slowing the car down and improving gas... read more August 20, 2012 by 1


 

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