natural gas

 
What topic should we have covered less in 2017? Twitter poll results

What topic should we have covered less in 2017? Twitter poll results

Over the nine years this site has published daily news about green cars, the focus of our coverage has shifted significantly. In February 2009, when we started daily coverage, our most popular topics were hybrid cars and the Toyota Prius. With Prius sales in 2017 less than half what they were just... read more

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2008 Honda Civic GX, photographed by owner Duncan Chalmers, Seattle

When fueling stations shut down for your natural-gas car: one reader's experience

Let's say you buy the greenest car you can, one that uses a different kind of fuel, and drive it happily for several years. What happens when the supply of your fuel suddenly... read more December 4, 2017 by


 
2017 Audi A5 Sportback g-tron (European model), driven, Aug 2017  [photo: Ronan Glon]

Audi A5 Sportback g-tron: first drive of natural-gas luxury sport sedan

Audi’s vision of future mobility primarily centers around an array of long-range electric cars scheduled to debut in the coming years under the "e-tron" badge. These... read more August 25, 2017 by


 
UPS natural gas fueling station

RIP natural-gas cars, doomed by cheap gas and electric cars

Natural gas vehicles were first promoted starting in about 2000 as a way to reduce reliance on imported oil and cut tailpipe emissions. Their promise appeared to grow near... read more August 17, 2017 by


 
Coal trains by Flickr user Kimon Berlin (Used under CC License)

'Fossil fuels are dead,' says CSX railroad chief: no more new trains for coal, ever

The industrial revolution that began around 1750 was powered in large part by coal, and the carbon-rich fuel had 200 good years after that. By the middle of the last century... read more July 31, 2017 by


 
Service technician working on Honda Clarity Fuel Cell at dealership

How do you service a hydrogen fuel-cell car at a dealer?

Over the past century, gasoline-powered vehicles have gotten simultaneously more complex and more reliable. Service intervals have lengthened, drivers no longer check a car's... read more July 19, 2017 by


 
Coal, by Flicker user oatsy40 (Used Under CC License)

Coal-country voters laugh at politicians who deny climate change

The "war on coal" has long been a talking point of politicians running for elected office in the state of Kentucky. The state was once home to a booming coal industry that... read more June 8, 2017 by


 
2012 Subaru Impreza hatchback used for Google Street View, modified to gather data on methane leaks

Google Street View car used to spot, quantify methane leaks

Natural gas is growing as a part of the world's grid mix, because its carbon per kilowatt-hour is much lower. But methane leaks that emit large volumes of climate-change gas... read more March 31, 2017 by


 
Cooling tower at power plant, by Flickr user Paul J Everett (Used under CC License)

Natural-gas plants cut carbon, but methane emissions can be 100 times higher than expected

While renewable energy gets significant press as an alternative to coal in electricity generation, it isn't the main factor in decreasing the use of that carbon-intensive... read more March 29, 2017 by


 
UPS compressed natural gas truck

UPS to spend $90 million more on natural-gas vehicles, fueling stations

Natural gas has not proven popular for vehicles bought by individual consumers, but some fleet operators continue to find it an attractive alternative to gasoline and diesel... read more March 20, 2017 by


 
Audi A5 Sportback g-tron (European spec)

Audi A5 is third model to run on natural gas, for Europe only

New natural-gas passenger cars from major carmakers have disappeared from the U.S. Natural-gas options are available for large pickup trucks and vans but only exist for cars... read more March 9, 2017 by


 
SimpleFuel team demonstrating home hydrogen fuel dispenser with Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell

SimpleFuel home hydrogen fuel dispenser wins $1 million DoE prize

Last week, the U.S. Department of Energy awarded a $1 million prize to a little-known team for what you might call a new garage appliance. The SimpleFuel team—actually... read more January 23, 2017 by


 
Photovoltaic solar power field at Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee

More solar energy was added in 2016 than natural gas or wind

Renewable-energy growth has accelerated in 2016, but this may go down as a milestone year for one renewable-energy source in particular. Together, all renewable-energy... read more January 1, 2017 by


 
Coal's share of U.S. electricity generation, 1949-2015 [U.S. Energy Information Administration data]

No, coal isn't coming back: the reasons in 5 charts

The coal industry is on the decline, but the reason for that decline has become a subject of political debate. Supporters of fossil fuels blame the energy policies of the... read more December 16, 2016 by


 
wind farm

Smallest state poses big question: natural gas or renewable energy?

The smallest U.S. state now faces a big question on energy policy. Rhode Island is in the midst of deciding whether to continue getting a large portion of energy from fossil... read more October 18, 2016 by


 
Costa Fortuna cruise ship

LNG-powered cruise ships to enter service in 2019

Cars and trucks aren't the only source of transportation-related carbon emissions. The massive ships that ply the world's oceans are major sources of pollution as well, but... read more October 9, 2016 by


 

 
 

 
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