• Scenes from Yellowstone National Park, May 2015   [photo: John C. Briggs]

    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 roughly 12,000 kilowatt-hours. That is roughly equal to a full year’s electricity use for the average American home--or three years' usage in an energy-efficient home like mine. DON'T MISS: 2016 Ford Fusion Hybrid & Energi Models To Get $900 Price Cut That's a lot of consumption for one...

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    Nine U.S. national parks will deploy clean vehicles as part of an ongoing green initiative.

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    What I Did This Summer: Electric Cars & Owners Go On Vacation

    Now we’ve entered the start of September, it’s officially no-longer summer. For many Americans that means no more road-trips, balmy summer evenings or family camping trips. So while you prepare for falling leaves, finding your winter sweaters and working through until Thanksgiving, we...

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    Going Away? Make Sure Your Electric Car Stays Happy Without You

    Electric cars, just like every other device or machine that relies on rechargeable batteries, slowly discharge over time. Leave them in low state of charge for too long, and their traction battery packs are destroyed. Which is why automakers like Nissan and Chevrolet recommend owners follow...

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    Forget The Showroom, Your First EV Test-Drive Could Be A Rental Car

    Imagine going on a  vacation to London, or Paris. You've just got over the jet-lag and are feeling like exploring the city.  You've done all the usual tourist activities and have some friends on the other side of town to visit. Do you navigate a strange subway system, take a taxi, or make your...

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    Gas Mileage Tips Courtesy Of, Ummmm, ExxonMobil

    Press releases are part of every journalist's life. Most of them get scanned or ditched. Once in a while, we put them aside for future reference. Really awful ones get forwarded around with snarky comments. But occasionally there's good info in them. Here, for instance, are five very basic...

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