Monthly Archives: September 2011

Three reasons the US military is committed to green technology

Why is the military investing heavily in biofuels, energy efficiency, and clean technology? For three reasons, according to former US Senator John Warner from Virginia – “…enhancing our national, economic, and environmental security.” The Air Force and the Navy have … Continue reading

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Good holiday gifts to offer those obsessed with climate change and energy security

Looking for holiday gifts to give to those obsessed with climate change, energy security, carbon emissions, and gas prices? Here a couple of good ones to consider… Daniel Yergin’s book, “The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern … Continue reading

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AltCar Expo offers you free green car stuff and a video interview on Youtube

The best deal in Southern Cal for those fascinated with electric vehicles and alternative technologies is AltCar Expo, which takes place Friday, Sept. 30 and Saturday, Oct. 1 at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium. It’s free to enter the exhibit … Continue reading

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Frankfurt Motor Show a mixed blessing for fans of electric vehicles

Futuristic electric vehicles have been a vivid focal point at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show. This year’s massive floor show, covering 3.5 million square feet that stretched about a mile across, showcased more batteries and power cables than the Consumer … Continue reading

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Bad News – Fossil Fuels Much Needed in Developing Asian Markets

Vehicles getting more than 50 miles per gallon becoming the norm in US auto sales in the near future, along with the increasing volume of expected alternative powertrain vehicles sales, raises hope for those concerned about CO2 and tailpipe smog … Continue reading

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Unraveling the mystery of Prius Plug-in pricing

Not long ago, Toyota Motor Corp. execs were dropping suggestions at the Frankfurt Motor Show that the long-awaited 2012 Prius Plug-in would be selling for $26,000 to $27,000. Well, that was pretty far off the officially announced base price of … Continue reading

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LA and Long Beach ports working on cleaning up air pollution

Shipping traffic at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach has dropped for the past three months, but the long-term forecast is optimistic. While the LA metro area has seen jobs drop in manufacturing in recent years, such as … Continue reading

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A new movie to see on “Freedom” from oil addiction

I’m a movie fan and love to watch films about green cars and fuels, or something close to those topics. Even if they’re depressing and bleak, I will usually watch them, sometimes more than once. I’ve seen “Who Killed the … Continue reading

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Climate change is still taken seriously enough for corporate boards to buy in

While Leonardo DiCaprio and a long list of scientists and global environmental and conservation organizations continue to fret over impending doom from climate change and global warming, things have changed in the past year. President Obama emphasizes cleantech and green … Continue reading

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What are the top 10 plug-in electric cars to look forward to?

The 2012 model year is fast approaching, and with it will come a fairly long list of plug-in electric vehicles. According to PhysOrg.com writer Jim Motavalli, here’s the top 10 choices, in his opinion, based on rank of importance. There … Continue reading

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