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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...
  • Charlie Crist says Rick Scott 'incompetent,' casts doubt on All Aboard Florida, defends himself on Rothstein

    Charlie Crist says Rick Scott 'incompetent,' casts doubt  on All Aboard Florida, defends himself on Rothstein
     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...
  • 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...
  • Adora Obi Nwezi: Low-income energy users shouldn't pay heavy load

    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...
  • Cap and dividend [Editorial]

    Cap and dividend  [Editorial]
    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...
  • 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...
  • FPL gets OK for voluntary solar-energy fee

    FPL gets OK for voluntary solar-energy fee
    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...
  • Why automakers will build more hydrogen fuel cell vehicles

    Why automakers will build more hydrogen fuel cell vehicles
    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...