Transportation

Infographic: Top 10 States to Drive Electric

Jul 26th, 2013 | By Amy Leibrock

Determining how much money you can save by switching from a gas-powered vehicle to electric became a lot easier in June when the Department of Energy released it's new eGallon calculator. Find out which states' EV drivers save the most, and how you can lower your costs even further.
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Eco Living

Anti-Idling Laws Around the Nation

Apr 19th, 2013 | By Aubrey Yee

Americans waste some 3.8 millions gallons of fuel every day simply by idling their cars. Several states are trying to combat this polluting trend by passing anti-idling laws. You may be shocked to see the fines that exist where you live.
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Transportation

Obama Proposes Clean Energy Trust

Mar 20th, 2013 | By Nicole Rogers

On Friday, President Obama proposed the establishment of an Energy Security Trust, which would use $2 billion in royalties from offshore gas and oil leasing to fund clean energy technologies.
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Transportation

Is There a Cure for Range Anxiety?

Mar 6th, 2013 | By Aubrey Yee

Range anxiety is still a reality for drivers of electric vehicles. A recent study from the Department of Energy suggests that a corridor of charging stations in the northeastern U.S. could help increase demand for plug-in electric vehicles in the future.
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Transportation

Our Fuel Gauge Is Broken

Nov 26th, 2012 | By Nicole Rogers

Hurricane Sandy has important lessons to teach us about our fuel supply, if we choose to listen. For one, shale oil notwithstanding, the U.S. is more reliant on imported oil now than it was at the time of the Iranian Revolution in 1979. 13D Research provides analysis.
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Transportation

Global Oil Balance to Remain Tight in 2013

Aug 31st, 2012 | By Nicole Rogers

A highly respected research provider, Cornerstone Analytics has allowed us to republish a preview of their 2013 Global Oil Capacity Forecast, originally published August 23, 2012. The outlook is not good for global oil balance, which likely means even higher oil prices, and bouts of global economic malaise. Some of the numbers here are pretty shocking.
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Food System

The Drought of 2012

Jul 24th, 2012 | By Nicole Rogers

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration created the animation below to show the affects of the historic 2012 drought on vegetation month by month. It's eerie to watch the dying vegetation spread across the country. You can also see how the first half of July has seen an acceleration of burned-out vegetation brought on by high temperatures and by the length of the drought.
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