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GM Expands Landfill-Gas Use To Power Car Assembly Plants

GM Expands Landfill-Gas Use To Power Car Assembly Plants

Car production isn't the greenest of processes, but in recent decades many automakers have at least made attempts to reduce environmental impact--and General Motors is the latest to take a step towards improving it. The automaker has announced a $24 million investment in the use of landfill gas at... read more

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DOE Alternative Fueling Station Locator iPhone app screenshot

Finding Alternative Fueling Stations? DoE Has An App For That

Apparently there's an app for everything--including finding a place to fill up or recharge your alternative-fuel vehicle. The U.S. Department of Energy's Alternative Fueling... read more November 13, 2013 by


 
Proposed EPA E15 gasoline pump warning label for ethanol content

Automaker Group Says E15 Ethanol Damages Cars, EPA Approval Was Rushed

Automakers have fired the latest salvo in the ongoing battle against ethanol blends in gasoline, saying it can damage engine components. That's despite several manufacturers... read more November 12, 2013 by


 
Toyota FCV concept, Tokyo Motor Show 2013

Toyota Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Car: 2013 Tokyo Motor Show Preview

Toyota is serious about hydrogen fuel cell cars, and to prove it the company will unveil a new fuel cell concept at the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show. Called the FCV, Toyota's... read more November 7, 2013 by


 
Clean Energy Fuels natural gas refueling station Long Beach, California.

Yet Another Green Fuel: Landfill Methane On Sale In California

If you're looking for an alternative fuel, why not try garbage? Or, rather, the methane produced by landfills. Clean Energy Fuels--a developer of natural gas refueling... read more November 5, 2013 by


 
2012 Honda Civic Natural Gas

Is A $500 Garage Fueling Appliance The Missing Link For Natural-Gas Cars?

In some ways, natural-gas cars are hampered by their own form of range anxiety. The high-pressure tanks necessary to hold enough fuel to drive 200 miles or more take up many... read more November 3, 2013 by


 
Power station - Image by Flickr user MacJewell, used under Creative Commons license

Blood And Gore: Coal Is Becoming A Stranded Asset

In case you hadn't noticed, it's Halloween. So how could we not comment on an article whose byline reads Gore and Blood? Their topic may be slightly esoteric, but it has big... read more October 31, 2013 by


 
John and Helen Taylor depart on the Smarter Driving Tour. Image: Shell

When Will The Last Gasoline Car Be Built? 2070, Shell Oil Says

The disappearance of internal-combustion engines is far from inevitable today, but several groups and governments are now predicting when the last gasoline vehicles will be... read more October 30, 2013 by


 
Biofuel crops (photo: Texas A&M University biofuels research alliance)

Biodiesel Makers Beg EPA To Notice: We're Not Ethanol!

One way to make vehicle fuels greener is to grow them--and it appears that biodiesel may have plenty of potential. Like the feedstocks for ethanol, the plant oils refined... read more October 30, 2013 by


 
Polar Charging Post and Nissan Leaf

3.3 Million Zero-Emission Vehicles By 2025? Eight Governors Pledge Action

Last Thursday, the governors of eight [blue] states pledged to cooperate toward a goal of putting 3.3 million zero-emission vehicles on their roads by 2025. The cooperative... read more October 28, 2013 by


 
2014 Mazda Mazda3

New Models Of Mazda 3 Widen Green Options, But Not For U.S.

In the motor industry, as in investments: Never put all your eggs in one basket. Mazda certainly isn't, demonstrating both hybrid and compressed natural gas (CNG) versions of... read more October 24, 2013 by


 
Natural gas flaring from oil well [licensed under Creative Commons from Flickr user Sirdle]

Why North Dakota Is Like Iran, Iraq, Nigeria & Russia: Wasted Natural Gas

What does North Dakota have in common with Iran? If North Dakota were a country, it would rank fifth behind Russia, Nigeria, Iran, and Iraq on the list of worst natural-gas... read more October 23, 2013 by


 
2015 Chevrolet Impala Bi-Fuel Natural Gas

2015 Chevrolet Impala To Be Offered As Bi-Fuel Model With Natural-Gas Tank

Natural gas has so far made little impact in the automotive sector, at least when it comes to passenger vehicles. As new extraction techniques such as fracking increase... read more October 17, 2013 by


 
First Mercedes-Benz B-Class F-Cell hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle delivery, Newport Beach, Dec 2010

CA Will Work To Streamline Permit Process For Hydrogen Fueling Stations

The hydrogen ball rolled a little further in California last week. The Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development--GO-Biz for short--has now announced plans to... read more October 15, 2013 by


 
Tata Nano CNG emax unveiled.

Tata Nano CNG Emax: India's Most Fuel-Efficient, Least-Polluting Car

What is it they say about big things and small packages? A new version of the Tata Nano--the world's cheapest car--was recently unveiled in Ahmedabad, India. The Tata Nano... read more October 9, 2013 by


 
2014 Chevrolet Cruze RS

2014 Chevrolet Cruze: Gasoline, Diesel, Now Natural Gas (Bi-Fuel Conversion)

Talk about covering your bases. The 2014 Chevrolet Cruze is already available with gasoline and diesel engines, and soon it will add compressed natural gas (CNG) to its... read more September 29, 2013 by


 

 
 

 
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