Category Archives: energy security

Who Will Pay for San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant Fiasco?

If you’ve ever driven down Highway 5 going to San Diego, you’ve probably seen the San Onofre nuclear power plant. There’s been a lot of turmoil over it lately since evidence of a nuclear leak has come out. Whether you’re … Continue reading

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Automotive Digest Green Editor Jon LeSage Interviewed on AV Clean Cities Radio

The finalized 54.5 mpg federal fuel economy standards, hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) and how it may impact natural gas-powered transportation, and how consumers have been making green vehicle purchase choices were among the topics discussed by Curtis Martin, Program Coordinator for … Continue reading

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Don’t Let Dropping Gas Prices Decide Fate of Green Machines

Have you noticed that gasoline prices have been declining lately, and that it’s now summertime, when gas prices can spike up? Gas prices are dropping below $3 a gallon in a few markets. When you hear experts like Chevy Volt … Continue reading

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Inside the Mindset of Green Car Shoppers, Owners, and Stakeholders

There are a few things that have been learned by automaker and dealer management in the past year and a half at Nissan, GM, Ford, and BMW through marketing plug-ins to early adopters. It was experienced years earlier by Tesla … Continue reading

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Clashing Over the “Greenness” of Natural Gas

The Sierra Club just released a statement to members explaining why you should speak up to your legislator to oppose exporting liquefied natural gas (LNG) to other countries. The reason for this, according to the statement, is “fracking” or hydraulic … Continue reading

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“Freedom” from oil addiction: What’s the best strategy for success?

Following the Sundance Award winning film, “Fuel,” Josh Tickell and his wife filmmaker Rebecca Tickell have made another movie in this theme, called “Freedom.” The movie begins by exploring the devastating BP oil spill in the Gulf last year. It … Continue reading

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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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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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Biofuels getting federal funding for military and commercial transportation

While you wouldn’t necessarily expect advocates of electric vehicles and renewable energy to rub shoulders with the military, some of that has been happening lately. The Dept. of Defense has signed contracts to bring in electric vehicle and hybrid technologies … Continue reading

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