Obama Looks to Hybrid and Electric Cars for the Future

Eco Auto Ninja

Barack Obama’s State of the Union address saw him repeat his push for of seeing over 1 million plug-in hybrid and electric cars on the roads by 2015. Along with an increased reliance on biofuels he declared that the future could be won through scientific innovation. He suggested an $8 billion investment in these advanced tech automobiles and battery pack research. Government / Industry Barack Obama biofuel Electric Car Hybrid Vehicle

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Time to Get "Smart" on Biofuels

The Green Changemakers

Sierra Club, Worldwatch Institute Outline "Smart Choices for Biofuels" in New Report Washington, D.C.- The headlong rush toward biofuels-corn ethanol in particular-has had many consequences, some foreseen and others not," said Carl Pope, Sierra Club Executive Director.

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Cadillac’s ELR and Eco Luxury Cars Fit for the Middle East

Green Prophet

Cadillac’s 2014 ELR; a luxury plug in hybrid for only $55,000. But don’t despair wealthy sheikhs: Even green luxury models like the plug-in hybrid Fisker Karma can now be found in the United Arab Emirates.

Lab focuses on alternatives to gasoline

Eco Friendly Daily

Formally called the Mobile Automotive Technology Testbed, or MATT, the bare-bones chassis plays a vital part in the research at Argonne National Laboratory into new ways to power vehicles. Soon, they intend to place giant batteries on the MATT's rear platform, to research a plug-in hybrid vehicle that could increase fuel efficiency and reduce emissions. The structure previously was used for research into magnets necessary for use in nuclear reactors.

Lab focuses on alternatives to gasoline

Eco Friendly Daily

Formally called the Mobile Automotive Technology Testbed, or MATT, the bare-bones chassis plays a vital part in the research at Argonne National Laboratory into new ways to power vehicles. Soon, they intend to place giant batteries on the MATT's rear platform, to research a plug-in hybrid vehicle that could increase fuel efficiency and reduce emissions. The structure previously was used for research into magnets necessary for use in nuclear reactors.

Nissan's new hybrid compact crossover concept Hi-Cross revealed

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Sign In. Biofuels. Nissan’s new hybrid compact crossover concept Hi-Cross revealed. The hybrid SUV will combine a two-liter fuel engine with an electric motor to increase energy efficiency. Its compact design with 183” length, 73” width and 66” height and a new hybrid technology will further make the Hi-Cross a great hybrid compact car. Nissan’s innovative proprietary front-wheel-drive hybrid technology may be its biggest strength. Please login.

The Great Transition, Part I: From Fossil Fuels to Renewable Energy

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Some trends are already moving in the right direction. The burning of coal, for example, is declining in many countries. In the United States, the number two coal consumer after China, coal use dropped 14 percent from 2007 to 2011 as dozens of coal plants were closed.

Project 'Capsule': A design to conserve ecology of the Black Sea

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Sign In. Biofuels. The prototype was prepared in the shape of a bionic capsule for safeguarding the surface against hard collisions. Wave energy will be harnessed using a hydraulic motor and generator, whereas solar panels will be integrated in the roof to for capturing the sun’s energy. Once the project sees the light of the day, it will not only help in restoring natural ecology of the Black Sea, but will stand as an exemplary green structure too.

Toyota's ultralight small gasoline hybrid, the FT-Bh

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Sign In. Biofuels. Toyotas ultralight small gasoline hybrid, the FT-Bh. FT-Bh or Future Toyota B-Segment Hybrid, is a next generation electric hybrid that was launched at the 82nd Geneva International Motor Show. According to TMC, there are two alternative versions of the car; one that will run on compressed natural gas (CNG) with CO2 emissions of 38g/km, and, the other one is a plug in hybrid version that has CO2 emissions of 19g/km.

13 Best Energy Ideas (And 3 Really Bad Ones) :: by Sarah van Gelder

The Green Changemakers

Investments in energy projects will total $16 trillion in the next two decades. Carbon taxes can be matched by reductions in income taxes to offset the higher prices consumers pay for energy and energy-intensive products.

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Commentary: 12-Step Program to Stop Climate Change

The Green Changemakers

Wind is now cost-competitive at utility scale; solar will be in three to five years. In addition to the proliferation, waste, and safety hazards, nuclear power will take too long to scale up; four strikes, nuclear power is out. Each of the following could achieve 1 billion tons per year in CO2 reduction by 2054, except the solar and wind options, which would each reduce emissions by 1.5 by Alisa Gravitz How much is enough to stop climate catastrophe?

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10 Solutions for Climate Change

The Green Changemakers

But just as ecologist Stephen Pacala and physicist Robert Socolow, both at Princeton University, came up with 15 so-called " wedges " for nations to utilize toward this goal—each of which is challenging but feasible and, in some combination, could reduce greenhouse gas emissions to safer levels —there are personal lifestyle changes that you can make too that, in some combination, can help reduce your carbon impact. Corn grown in the U.S.

Making a green revolution

The Green Changemakers

by Ted Glick October 23, 2008 “Just because we can’t sell shares in nature doesn’t mean it has no value.” And in an increasingly nonwhite nation, that means enlisting the passionate involvement of millions of so-called minorities—as consumers, inventors, entrepreneurs, investors, buzz marketers, voters, and workers.” There is only one thing bigger than Mother Nature and that is Father Profit, and we have not even begun to enlist him in this struggle.” (pps.

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