energy security

Ford Fusion Or Toyota Prius: Environmentalist's Vacation Dilemma

Ford Fusion Or Toyota Prius: Environmentalist's Vacation Dilemma

Carbon guilt weighed heavily on my mind as I approached the car rental counter at the Salt Lake City Airport. The book I was reading on the plane (Sustainable Energy, by David JC Mackay) suggested that my portion of the energy for the round-trip plane ride from Boston and back would amount to... read more

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Fox News commentary on Chevy Volt (screen capture), March 2012

Right Wing Volt Flip-Flop? Now It's An Energy Security Hero! (Video)

You may have heard and read more than you want to on the media distortions and lousy reporting about the Chevrolet Volt range-extended electric car. Former GM product czar... read more April 2, 2012 by 20

Gas pump

More Efficient Cars, More Domestic Energy: It's Working (Despite Gas Prices)

It still hasn't really registered in public awareness, but as we've said before, U.S. gasoline consumption has been falling since 2006. Now, it turns out that U.S. energy... read more March 23, 2012 by 14

Strait of Hormuz, between Iran and U.A.E., as shown on Google Maps

Why MPGs Matter: Iran Threatens Oil Supply Via Hormuz Strait

It's a truism of new-car sales: Gas prices go up, buyers focus more on gas mileage. Gas prices go down again, people forget all about fuel efficiency. Well, here's a gentle... read more December 29, 2011 by 17

'Oil Barrels, 2008' (detail) by Chris Jordan

Forget The Planet: Electric Cars Are Energy Security, Lobbying Group Says

Fresh off our piece yesterday looking at different motivations for buying plug-in cars comes more proof that it's not just early adopters and uber-greens who think driving... read more August 16, 2011 by 8


Why Buy Electric Cars? Iraq Vet Says: For National Security

Most Nissan Leaf owners are passionate about their electric cars, especially the earliest ones who've already taken delivery. But not all of them have served three tours of... read more June 8, 2011 by 2

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

California, Massachusetts Named Most Energy-Efficient States

California, Massachusetts and Oregon have been named the top-rated states for energy efficiency, while New York, Vermont, Washington, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Minnesota... read more October 13, 2010 by 1

2010 Bentley Continental Supersports

Bogus Biofuels Blast Rebutted by Bentley Gent

Almost a year ago, we called Bentley's much-touted biofuels strategy "bogus," in an alliterative headline to a piece that was much forwarded around the green-car world. Now... read more February 23, 2010 by 2

Ford Focus EV

Jay Leno Debuts New 2012 Ford Focus EV Racer, Conferees Drive Old One

Attendees excitedly swarmed around a prototype of the all-electric 2012 Ford Focus EV at an October conference held on Microsoft's Redmond campus, outside Seattle... read more November 22, 2009 by 3

GM E85 presentation

Flex-Fuel Future: Cars Are Coming, But Where's the Fuel?

We don't hear so much about ethanol these days, now that gasoline is back down to $2.50 a gallon. But we still get e-mails, so here's a post to answer the question: What's... read more October 16, 2009 by 7



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