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  • Honda Civic HF and Natural Gas

    Honda Civic HF and Natural Gas
    By Jim MacPherson When asked which cars get the best fuel economy, most people immediately think of gas-electric hybrids. There’s good reason for this, as compact and midsize hybrids produce outstanding EPA fuel economy numbers. Honda has two...
  • Volt owners could one day tap more renewable charging

    Volt owners could one day tap more renewable charging
    OnStar and PJM Interconnection, an electric transmission company, are teaming up to help make clean, renewable electrical charging easier for Chevrolet Volt owners. Together, the firms have developed software that manages the use of renewable energy...
  • The pros and cons of owning a hybrid vehicle

    You’ve heard the hype about hybrids.  But what are the real benefits and disadvantages to owning one?   Hybrid car sales have dipped in recent years. However, supporters note that vehicle sales in general have also decreased over that period,...
  • An electric power plant on the roof of your car?

    An electric power plant on the roof of your car?
    What if you could power your car by bolting an energy-storing, flapping device to your roof? That’s not likely to happen any time soon. But researchers in South Korea have demonstrated a prototype that might be capable of recharging your...
  • Scott briefly sits with climate scientists

    Scott briefly sits with climate scientists
    TALLAHASSEE -- After months of dodging questions about climate change, Gov. Rick Scott met today with a panel of climate scientists who have been trying to brief him on the human influence on global warming. Then he quickly left the office without...
  • Italian firm wins Maryland offshore wind leases

    Italian firm wins Maryland offshore wind leases
    An Italian renewable-energy company won the rights to develop offshore wind projects in nearly 80,000 acres of Atlantic waters off Maryland's coast with an $8.7 million bid Tuesday. The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management declared US Wind Inc. the...
  • The cost of caring for Europe's elderly nuclear plants

    LONDON (Reuters) - Europe's ageing nuclear fleet will undergo more prolonged outages over the next few years, reducing the reliability of power supply and costing plant operators many millions of dollars. Nuclear power provides about a third of the...
  • Boxer, port commissioner challenge Alcee Hastings

    A former heavyweight boxing champion and a port commissioner are challenging U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings in the Democratic primary in a black-majority district that stretches across the Everglades. District 20 — which includes parts of Deerfield...
  • Report: Second largest Afghan city could go dark when US subsidies end

    WASHINGTON Residents of Afghanistan's second largest city could go without power when U.S. subsidies for diesel fuel phase out next year, according to a report released Tuesday by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction. The U.S. has...
  • Solar panel stance just plain wrong

    I was shocked to see my competitor in the Broward County Commission race for District 6, Rep. Joe Gibbons, pen an editorial in the Sun Sentinel that aligns himself with the Koch brothers, Grover Norquist, and the utilities in calling for an end to solar...
  • Solar energy column missed the mark

    As a former Florida Legislature staffer and a former public service commissioner, I cherished my duty to guard the public interest and seek a balance between the fiscal interests of consumers and monopoly utilities. For this reason, I respectfully take...