Category Archives: Renewable energy

Extended Version of Green Auto Market Available Now, with Lots of Cool Stuff

For those interested in learning more about electric vehicles, hybrids, and alternative fuel vehicles, it’s easy to find a wave of media coverage, especially when new cars are unveiled at major auto shows. But what about the market forces shaping … Continue reading

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Green Automotive Digest on Life Support But Coming Back

Green Automotive Digest has been on hiatus since early December, and will be starting up again in early April. The format will be changing and will be closer to the monthly publication I started in February called Green Auto Market. … Continue reading

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Solar power might be down, but not out

As it was for plug-in electric vehicles, the end of 2011 and changeover to 2012 hasn’t been exactly cheerful. Low EV sales and controversy around the Chevy Volt fires haven’t been go0d news for the green car industry. Solar power, … Continue reading

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My hat off to a utility CEO I think is being honest

I have to admit, I get skeptical when I see a speaker schedule for a green technology conference that includes executives from oil companies, utilities, and sometimes other industries. What do they have to say about this topic, and is … Continue reading

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A future without oil or coal

Could you imagine that within 40 years, we could stop fueling vehicles with petroleum and stop powering electricity plants with coal and nuclear? That it would come from renewable, biofuels, and some natural gas? In his new book, “Reinventing Fire: … 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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Automakers expanding definition of the word green

Plug-in electric cars like the Chevy Volt and Nissan Leaf are getting most of the attention on green coming to the car business, but it’s much bigger than that. For automakers, being committed to sustainability has influenced where they’re investing … Continue reading

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Early adopters want clean, green electric power sources

For many of the early adopters of plug-in electric vehicles like the Nissan Leaf and Chevy Volt, the power source for the electricity matters to them. A big reason for buying electric vehicles is being proactive about tailpipe and carbon … Continue reading

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Ultra cool green fuels still a ways out

Americans do tend to be fascinated with green, advanced vehicle fuels – they do speak to our passion for competition, innovation, high-tech gadgetry, and creative problem solving. The space age saw a lot of this happen, especially with President Kennedy’s … Continue reading

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More green automotive jobs coming to California

While California has been hit harder than most of the US in the Great Recession, it’s also considered the bright spot in the emerging field of green jobs in this country. Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana, the hub of auto manufacturing … Continue reading

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