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Alternative Energy

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  • Obama's Vegas: 'We come for the sun'

     
    by Mark Silva Are Las Vegas and Barack Obama even yet? The resort city whose fathers cried foul when the president slammed bailed-out bankers for sin-city junkets has gotten plenty of publicity out of the president's stop for a Harry......
  • Solar-Powered Car Finishes Trip Around the World

     
    Louis Palmer, a 36-year-old Swiss school teacher, has completed the first journey around the world in a solar-powered car, arriving at the United Nations on Thursday in the middle of talks on climate change. Palmer drove the two-seater hauling a......
  • Building a Better Air Conditioner

     
    It takes 7 billion gallons of gasoline annually to run all the air conditioners of passenger vehicles in the United States, according to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. That???s 6% of total fuel consumption in the U.S. Meanwhile, simple...
  • Obama's questionable stimulus plans

     
    by Peter Nicholas It is a six-mile stretch of guardrail near a manufactured lake in a desolate patch of the Oklahoma Panhandle. There's little reason for anyone to visit. Weeds are overgrown; the lake bed is virtually dry. Yet repairing......
  • Labor Sec'y: No 'quick fix,' peaks, valleys

     
    by Mark Silva Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, who still has $250 million to "roll out'' for job creation, maintains that the Obama administration is "not looking at just a quick fix'' for the economy and allows that this is "the......
  • Obama at G-8: fragile consensus

     
    by Christi Parsons and Mark Silva ROME -- As President Barack Obama arrived in Italy today for a summit of the Group of Eight industrial nations, aides voiced confidence that leaders will maintain their support for economic stimulus strategies in......
  • Obama's African journey: 'Promise'

     
    President Barack Obama, the first African-American president of the United States, founded with the slavery of Africans and perpetuating legalized racial discrimination well into the 20th Century, addressed the parliament of Ghana today in his first...
  • Jay Leno May Have Celebs Race Hybrids on New Show

     
    Jay Leno is leaking some sketch ideas for his new fall show, and one of them is automotive related. Leno, a noted car enthusiast, is prepping a recurring segment that will put celebs behind the wheel of electric or hybrid......
  • 40 MPG Cars Surged in 2011

     
    If given a choice, the vast majority of car buyers will excitedly opt for terrific fuel economy rather than simply tolerating decent fuel economy. In the past year, a handful of new non-hybrid cars hit dealer lots capable of getting......
  • Ford Working on Vehicle-to-Grid Communication

     
    One of the largest obstacles to introducing plug-in and electric vehicles to American consumers has been how to make them compatible with people???s lifestyle expectations. Will they work seamlessly in our lives? This is why Ford is working not just......
  • First Charging Stations Spring Up on California's 'Electric Highway'

     
    A California-based solar power company and a bank have unveiled the first ???charging corridor??? in the U.S. ??? and given its distance, perhaps in the world. The corridor is only five 240-volt charging stations strong at five locations along U.S.......