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  • What is compressed natural gas?

    In the U.S., compressed natural gas has been used more extensively in commercial vehicles like buses than in passenger cars. Honda does offer a CNG version of its Civic GX sedan. Natural gas (primarily methane) is said to be among the cleanest burning...
  • Are there federal tax credits for diesel fuel cars?

    According to the U.S. Department of Energy, some diesels in service beginning in 2006 may be eligible for a federal income tax credit. Credit amounts phase out for the auto maker once it has sold over 60,000 eligible hybrid and/or diesel vehicles. More...
  • Harold Newton Barr, Army radio operator

    Harold Newton Barr, Army radio operator
    Harold Newton Barr, a Baltimore resident and former Army radio operator who announced from a schoolhouse in Germany the death of Adolf Hitler, died at his home Dec. 22 of natural causes. He was 91. Mr. Barr was born March 4, 1921, in New Haven, Conn.,...
  • Dominion wins right to export liquefied natural gas

    Dominion wins right to export liquefied natural gas
    A Calvert County judge brushed aside Friday a potential legal hurdle to exporting liquefied natural gas via the Chesapeake Bay, ruling that Dominion, the Richmond, Va.-based energy company, does not need the Sierra Club's permission to convert its LNG...
  • 2012 Tesla Model S: Mean green machine

    2012 Tesla Model S: Mean green machine
    A battery-electric car that accelerates quicker, drives farther and charges faster than any other on the market, the 2012 Tesla Model S is a work in progress whose capacity to evolve is more revolutionary than the fact that it's an electric car. Our...
  • Irvine's new majority turns to Great Park

    Irvine's new City Council majority has positioned itself to clean house on one of the city's signature projects: the Great Park, intended to be the century's landmark municipal park. Since its inception more than a decade ago, 200 of the planned 1,347...
  • Glendale smart meter launch nears

    Glendale smart meter launch nears
    All Glendale Water & Power customers next month will be billed through the 120,000 “smart meters” the utility has been installing for nearly two years, officials announced this week. And as the utility begins to collect more personal data...
  • Carbon Motors announces plans for multipurpose truck

    Carbon Motors announces plans for multipurpose truck
    Carbon Motors plans to launch production of a new vehicle before the end of 2013. The vehicle, called the Carbon TX7, is an all-wheel-drive truck capable of carrying up to ten passengers. The company said the TX7 is priced at about $150,000. Carbon...
  • Fracking's risks greatly overstated

    In a recent letter to the editor ("Fracking is not the answer for U.S. economy," May 7), David Wagenheim relies on outdated and previously debunked talking points in an attempt to convince readers that hydraulic fracturing harms groundwater,...
  • Simple ways to save energy at home in just minutes

    Simple ways to save energy at home in just minutes
    Home is where the heart is. But it's also a place where families can be more conscious of their energy use. While conserving energy helps save the planet, it also helps homeowners save money. According to Christine Ackerson, sustainability manager at LG...
  • General Motors unveils its new electric motor in White Marsh

    General Motors unveils its new electric motor in White Marsh
    General Motors officially launched its new electric motor in White Marsh Tuesday, a milestone in U.S. manufacturing — and a key part of the company's bet that the electric-vehicle market is poised to grow. With production under way at the...