June 27, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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Factory insurance would fight blight

Automakers and other private firms should be required by law to carry insurance policies to pay for tearing down their factories and buildings, recommends a hard-hitting study. Continue reading

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May 22, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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Toyota increases lithium-ion battery production 6x to upgrade Prius

Toyota has been rather slow to adopt lithium-ion technology compared to some other automakers, but it seems like they want to catch up. Continue reading

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May 15, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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North Carolina tries to ban Tesla from selling its electric cars directly

North Carolina’s legislators have proposed a bill that would make it illegal for automakers to sell their cars directly in the state. Of course the bill is supported by the Automobile Dealers Association, and aimed directly at Tesla Motors. Continue reading

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November 29, 2012
by Max Baumhefner
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Your Personal Energy Independence

Max Baumhefner, Sustainable Energy Fellow, San Francisco
Everyone knows that gasoline is made from oil, and how much a gallon of the stuff costs at the pump, but most people would be hard pressed to accurately explain what a kilowatt-ho… Continue reading

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June 21, 2012
by Reduce
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General Motors Adds 100th ‘Landfill-Free’ Facility

Automakers have a very real impact on the environment – from energy used in production to consumers using the fossil fuels that make those cars run. But General Motors is out to reduce its impact in a big way. The automaker recently added its one hundredth landfill-free facility – a Lansing, Michigan parts distribution center. [...] Continue reading

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June 21, 2012
by Reduce
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General Motors Adds 100th ‘Landfill-Free’ Facility

Automakers have a very real impact on the environment – from energy used in production to consumers using the fossil fuels that make those cars run. But General Motors is out to reduce its impact in a big way. The automaker recently added its one hundredth landfill-free facility – a Lansing, Michigan parts distribution center. [...] Continue reading

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January 23, 2012
by Max Baumhefner
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An Electric Vehicle for You?

Max Baumhefner, Sustainable Energy Fellow, San Francisco
2012 will see the introduction of a myriad of plug-in electric vehicles: sports cars, an SUV, compacts, hatchbacks, sub-compacts, and sedans.  Over the next several years, up… Continue reading

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August 30, 2011
by Deron Lovaas
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Cars and the City: A Look at the Future of the Automobile

Deron Lovaas, Federal Transportation Policy Director, Washington, D.C.
I just read a fascinating book called Reinventing the Automobile. It’s a look at the future of personal mobility, which is developing into a major issue as mor… Continue reading

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October 18, 2010
by Reduce
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Back to the Future of Green Tech

It’s no secret that Asia is years ahead of the U.S. when it comes to developing cutting-edge technologies, from clean energy to mobile smart phones. At this year’s CEATEC exhibition in Tokyo, an international crowd was clearly present and taking notes. The electronics exhibition, similar to the Consumer Electronics Showcase held in the U.S., is [...] Continue reading

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