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The Green Car Guide of 2015

The Green Car Guide of 2015

The mission of GreenCars.org, a website sponsored by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), is to help consumers learn whether the car they’re thinking of buying is environmentally friendly. One way they do that is through their annual “greenest” and “meanest” ratings, which was released today for the model year 2015. The Smart […]

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    Revolutionary Poop-Powered Bus Hits UK Roads

    Revolutionary Poop-Powered Bus Hits UK Roads

    A new frontier in biofuel has been attained in the UK. Wessex Water in southern England announced that it is supplying fuel for a 40-seat “Bio-Bus,” owned by the Bath Bus Company, that will be running regular trips from Bath in southwest England to the Bristol Airport. The city of Bath launched the bus to […]

    Climate Action = Economic Gains

    Climate Action = Economic Gains

    Evidence continues to pour in that policies that reduce greenhouse gas emissions not only aren’t detrimental to economic growth but in fact can fuel it. A new study by World Resources Institute, Seeing Is Believing: Creating a New Climate Economy in the United States, adds compelling evidence by providing examples of areas where government policies […]

    Tesla Announces Huge Renewable Energy-Fueled Battery Factory Near Reno

    Tesla Announces Huge Renewable Energy-Fueled Battery Factory Near Reno

    Undeterred by naysayers and attempts to discourage adoption of electric cars, Tesla Motors has announced its plans to build a giant “gigafactory” to manufacture the batteries that power the cars. Tesla’s electric vehciles are too expensive for most Americans. But the company’s new Nevada battery factory could start to change that. Photo credit: Shutterstock The […]

    5 Largest Public Transit Systems in the U.S.

    5 Largest Public Transit Systems in the U.S.

    In case your wondering which cities have the largest transit systems, students working on their Masters in Public Administration at the University of North Carolina created this cool infographic showing how millions of Americans travel daily via mass transit. The five major U.S. cities that have the largest and most extensive public transit systems in the country are […]

    What Makes a City Great?

    What Makes a City Great?

    What makes a city great? Among other things, great cities welcome ethnic diversity, support and foster the arts, have access to venture capital to spur entrepreneurship and innovation and benefit from healthy environments that provide clean air and water. New York City is a driver of global finance and a hotbed of arts and culture. […]

    Why Elon Musk Now Wants to Build Hundreds of Tesla ‘Gigafactories’

    Why Elon Musk Now Wants to Build Hundreds of Tesla ‘Gigafactories’

    Tesla Motors isn’t simply planning on building a huge, $5 billion ‘gigafactory’ to produce enough lithium-ion batteries to change the electric vehicle (EV) market and drive down prices. The EV maker wants to build hundreds of them. Of course, the first one has yet to be built. In fact, the company has yet to even decide whether […]