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Fossil Fuels

US Army: Primary Cause Of US–Russia Tensions Is US Efforts To Dominate Central Asian Oil & Gas Reserves & Pipeline Routes

Published on March 24th, 2018 | by James Ayre

The US Army’s Culture, Regional Expertise, and Language Management Office last year released a relatively even-handed study analyzing the drivers behind the current geopolitical tensions between the US and Russia, I recently found out. (Due to Nafeez Ahmed publishing an excellent piece on the matter.)... Read More

Climate Change

Climate Change Could Make The Opioid Crisis Worse

Published on March 24th, 2018 | by Guest Contributor

In 2016, more than 63,600 Americans died from drug overdoses, triple the 1999 rate. The overprescribing of opioid painkillers largely is driving this spike in deaths. But experts suggest that other things also are at work — including the effects of climate change. ... Read More

Clean Transport

Electric Drag Racing With True Cousins — The Bikes

Published on March 23rd, 2018 | by Jesper Berggreen

This is the first of two parts about the cousins Hans-Henrik Thomsen and Glenn Ellegaard Nielsen and their amazing efforts in electrifying the drag racing sport. They have built and driven battery-powered vehicles for drag racing since 2007, resulting in 7 — still standing — world records with 4 different vehicles: 2 motorcycles and 2 cars... Read More

Clean Power

Solar Power Works In Many Places You Might Not Expect

Published on March 23rd, 2018 | by Jake Richardson

Solar power is often seen as a form of electricity that only works in sunny, hot areas, but this view is not accurate at all. While it’s easy to understand why some of us hold such a belief, some solar critics rely on this bit of misinformation to try to dismiss solar power as something marginal... Read More


Sunnova Introduces Solar-Plus-Storage Offering “SunSafe”

Published on March 23rd, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

Houston-based solar power company Sunnova has this week expanded its offerings to bring it into the solar-plus-storage market alongside its bigger-name competition Tesla and Sunrun with the introduction of its Sunnova SunSafe solar and home battery storage service. ... Read More

Clean Transport

Where Are The Vehicle-To-Grid Cars?

Published on March 23rd, 2018 | by Nicolas Zart

Do you ever feel like you're watching some of the most interesting technological development, but at the same pace as glaciers melting? Vehicle-to-grid (V2G) certainly holds a special spot in this department. It has been touted as practical for over a decade now, but we still don't really have it... Read More


The Retro Rayvolt Cruzer — A New Face On The Electric Bicycle Cafe Racer Scene

Published on March 22nd, 2018 | by Nicolas Zart

'60’s café racers and surfing beach cruisers have left an indelible mark on the psyche of a few generations, especially with The Beach Boys grooving on Fender Jaguars and hybrid Norton and Triumph sleekly going from one end of the avenue to the other. We're not talking about a Harley Chopper here. We're talking about British bikes rearranged for more cafe cruising efficiency... Read More

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