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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...
  • Gone with the wind farm?

    Gone with the wind farm?
    For Southern Maryland, the Patuxent River Naval Air Station is an economic engine like no other. It accounts for $6.6 billion in economic activity, including 41,185 jobs, so it's small wonder that elected leaders from that region of the state are...
  • Conservative heavyweights have solar industry in their sights

    WASHINGTON — The political attack ad that ran recently in Arizona had some familiar hallmarks of the genre, including a greedy villain who hogged sweets for himself and made children cry. But the bad guy, in this case, wasn't a fat-cat lobbyist or...
  • Support reduction of greenhouse gases

    Did you watch the premiere of the new Showtime series, "Years of Living Dangerously," on Sunday? I applaud the director and actors for tackling this serious problem. Fossil fuels account for much of the greenhouse gases causing climate change. Beyond that...
  • Voice of the People, Apr. 20

    Easter renewal It would be good for us to consider that Easter is not, or at least should not be, an exclusively Christian celebration. The ultimate purpose of Jesus Christ's ministry was to save humanity from the terrors of sin and death. It should be...
  • Maryland employers add 2,300 jobs in March

    Maryland employers add 2,300 jobs in March
    Private employers in Maryland led the way to modest job gains in March, and the state unemployment rate remained essentially unchanged since February, according to preliminary figures released Friday by the U.S. Department of Labor. The agency...
  • Texas sees surge in wind-energy projects

    Ranch land has been leased. Roads are being laid under the shadows of seabirds. And the $4 million wind turbines are on order. Wind developers from around the globe have rushed into the Texas Panhandle and Gulf Coast at a pace not seen since the...
  • Internal report slams U.S. handling of Abound Solar guarantees

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Energy displayed a "lack of guidance" in how it dealt with millions of dollars in loan guarantees to now-bankrupt Abound Solar Manufacturing, the agency's internal watchdog said in a report on Thursday. The...
  • 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...