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Bicycles

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Bike-Friendly Communities Increase Biking (Infographic)

Published on October 17th, 2012 | by Joshua S Hill

  Data from the latest American Community Survey shows that more people are riding their bikes in communities that make strategic investments for bicycles. No real surprise there. The League of American Bicyclists subsequently created this [&hellip... Read More


Bicycles

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LED Turn Signals for Your Bike, by a 9th Grader

Published on October 17th, 2012 | by Joshua S Hill

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  One can only hope that, in the weeks, months, and years ahead, the number of bikes on the road will start to increase and the number of cars will decrease. It might be a wishful [&hellip... Read More


Batteries

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Battery & Other Energy Storage Boosted by US Government

Published on October 17th, 2012 | by Joshua S Hill

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  The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) has just published the findings of report that found 39 separate battery and energy storage initiatives with a variety of key characteristics had been implemented across six US agencies. [&hellip... Read More


Air Quality

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7 Reasons I Love Electric Cars

Published on October 17th, 2012 | by Zachary Shahan

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Not sure what you think about electric cars? Not sure if they’re awesome or meh? I think you can tell from the title what I think. There are probably plenty more reasons than this, but these [&hellip... Read More


Clean Power

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Presidential Debate Energy/Environment Hangout Replay

Published on October 16th, 2012 | by Zachary Shahan

  Last week, the Important Media network hosted a Google+ hangout on the topic of the presidential debate and the 2012 presidential election, in general. In particular, the hangout was focused on how the presidential candidates approach [&hellip... Read More


Clean Power

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Portable 50kW Wind Turbine Unveiled (Video)

Published on October 16th, 2012 | by Nicholas Brown

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  Uprise Energy has developed a wind turbine that is portable and easier to maintain in numerous ways. It is called the Uprise Portable Power Center. By portable, the company means that it can actually be moved [&hellip... Read More


Cars

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Honda Hybrid Vehicles Surpass 1 Million Units Sold

Published on October 16th, 2012 | by Adam Johnston

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  Honda hybrid vehicles just surpassed the one million mark in sales at the end of September. According to Green Car Congress, this milestone took the Japanese car manufacturer nearly thirteen years (12 years and 11 months, to [&hellip... Read More


Cars

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In-Wheel Electric Drive — FTW!

Published on October 16th, 2012 | by Zachary Shahan

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We’ve covered the idea of in-wheel electric drive or electric motors once before. Clearly, there isn’t a lot of news in this space. But I think this is a super interesting cleantech solution with a lot of [&hellip... Read More


Clean Power

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Mitt Romney’s Winners & Losers

Published on October 16th, 2012 | by Guest Contributor

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  Here’s a great post by perhaps the best Congressperson in office today, Bernie Sanders, on Mitt Romney’s relationship to energy (h/t Grist): The Big Energy industries (oil, coal and gas) along with their political allies [&hellip... Read More


Clean Power

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30 Romney Lies Nailed in 1 Video

Published on October 16th, 2012 | by Zachary Shahan

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  As we prepare for the Romney–Obama presidential debate tonight, I think this is a must-watch video on Romney’s debate approach — lying. Here are 30 flat-out lies (or completely misinformed comments, if you want to [&hellip... Read More


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