| Nov 30, 2011
| 6:56 AM
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...
| Feb 15, 2012
| 6:36 AM
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...
| Mar 21, 2012
| 6:52 AM
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,...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 2:23 PM
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...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 11:05 AM
Charlie Crist, the former Republican governor seeking the Democratic nomination to run for his old job, visited the Sun Sentinel on Tuesday, where he was interviewed by editorial writers and reporters.
As he has all through the campaign, Crist...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 2:22 PM
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...
| Aug 16, 2014
As Floridians grapple with rising energy rates, the state Public Service Commission is trying to decide whether it should allow subsidies for energy efficiency and solar energy to be raised or lowered.
To date, these subsidies have favored more...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 3:00 AM
How would you like to receive a quarterly check from the federal government? Most taxpayers would surely be happy with such an arrangement. But here's the really good part: What if by accepting that check you were also helping your country reduce a form...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 6:31 PM
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...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 9:01 AM
TALLAHASSEE — State regulators have approved a program that will allow Florida Power & Light customers to voluntarily chip in $9 a month to help pay for solar-energy projects, despite opposition from two groups that work to expand the use of solar...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 1:01 PM
Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles could soon gain ground on electric cars in the race to develop zero-emission cars, according to a new report.
The auto industry is seeing a convergence of factors that make fuel cell cars more viable, according to the...