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Alternative Energy

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  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • City Furniture switches delivery fleet to natural gas

    City Furniture switches delivery fleet to natural gas
    With gasoline and diesel now running around $4 per gallon, more companies in South Florida are switching their vehicles to compressed natural gas to slash fuel costs. City Furniture, the Tamarac-based furniture chain, is converting all 85 delivery...
  • U.S. Energy Dept plans $4 billion in loan aid for renewable energy

    U.S. Energy Dept plans $4 billion in loan aid for renewable energy
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Energy Department on Wednesday unveiled a plan for up to $4 billion in loan aid for renewable energy companies to help rejuvenate a program that faced harsh political attacks over past failures of federally subsidized...
  • Owens Valley mobilizes against proposed DWP solar project

    Owens Valley mobilizes against proposed DWP solar project
    INDEPENDENCE, Calif. — One by one, a parade of Owens Valley residents rose at a public hearing Tuesday to assail the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power's plan to meet its renewable energy goals by covering 2 square miles of high desert with 1...
  • Shared Solar For Shady Rooftops Riles Power Utilities

    Shared Solar For Shady Rooftops Riles Power Utilities
    MANCHESTER — Three times Gene DeJoannis called solar companies to his two-story home. And on each visit, the wall of maples in his backyard convinced them a rooftop system would not work. "Most of the trees are not ours," said DeJoannis, a...
  • Rocket Man: The otherworldly ambitions of Elon Musk

    Elon Musk reigns over an entrepreneurial landscape of epic proportions: With Tesla Motors, the cherub-faced CEO wants to wean us off fossil fuels with electric cars for the masses. With SolarCity, he envisions panels blooming on a million rooftops. And...
  • Factbox: U.N. issues guide to slow climate change

    (Reuters) - Following are main findings by the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in a report on Sunday saying that time is running out to keep global warming within agreed limits. The 33-page summary, by leading scientists, is meant...
  • Voice of the People, Apr. 12

    My wife and I have noticed a trend when riding public transportation in Chicago. We are in our twilight years and have logged many miles on the Chicago-area mass transit systems. When riding the "L," we are almost always offered a seat when none is...
  • Pricing probe threatens Britain's liberal energy market

    LONDON/PARIS (Reuters) - An investigation of possible price collusion by British energy suppliers is likely to undermine the market framework that has helped make them more valuable than their European rivals. The probe, combined with plans to allow more...