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Brit Liggett
Smart to Unveil Topless (But Not Convertible) Electric Forspeed at Geneva Auto Show

Smart to Unveil Topless (But Not Convertible) Electric Forspeed at Geneva Auto Show

Smart is about to release its latest invention at the Geneva Motor Show, the topless Forspeed electric vehicle. The Forspeed is meant to be a sexier version of the recently unveiled Fortwo and

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World’s Biggest Producer of Wind Energy Records $4 Billion in Profits in 2010

World’s Biggest Producer of Wind Energy Records $4 Billion in Profits in 2010

The world's largest producer of wind energy, Spain-based Iberdrola SA, blew way analysts' expectations last year with a whopping $4 billion in profits -- analysts had expected their gain to

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Researchers Reveal That Air Pollution Causes More Heart Attacks Than Cocaine

Researchers Reveal That Air Pollution Causes More Heart Attacks Than Cocaine

A group of researchers in Belgium have discovered that air pollution causes more heart attacks than cocaine and about the same amount of incidents as other well known causes such as alcohol,

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Solar-Powered Vaccine Refrigerator Keeps Medicine Cool and Safe

Solar-Powered Vaccine Refrigerator Keeps Medicine Cool and Safe

True Energy just unveiled their Vaccine Refrigerator, a solar-powered fridge that is capable of keeping medicine cool and safe without a connection to the grid. This refrigerator would allow

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Massachusetts Town to Turn Landfill into Largest Solar Array in New England

Massachusetts Town to Turn Landfill into Largest Solar Array in New England

Canton, Massachusetts officials decide to turn an old, capped town dump into the largest solar array in New England. The dump was capped twenty five years ago and was unused until last year when

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The MET Concept Car’s Back Wheel is an Interchangeable Battery

The MET Concept Car’s Back Wheel is an Interchangeable Battery

Designers Kyu-Hyun Lee & Sol Lee wanted to solve the hassle of charging electric vehicle (EV) batteries, so they designed the MET concept car which has an interchangeable back wheel that holds

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Researchers Develop Plant Inspired Structures That Can Move and Adapt Their Shape

Researchers Develop Plant Inspired Structures That Can Move and Adapt Their Shape

Researchers at the University of Michigan are studying plants that move in an attempt to use their natural hydraulic motion to build new structures that can change and adapt their shape on their

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IKEA Building Its Own Personal Wind Farm to Power 17 Swedish Stores

IKEA Building Its Own Personal Wind Farm to Power 17 Swedish Stores

Swedish furniture giant IKEA announced today that it's joined forces with Stockholm-based wind power company O2 to build a nine-turbine wind farm that will power 17 of their stores in Sweden.

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New York Fashion Week is Spewing Pollution All Over Lincoln Center

New York Fashion Week is Spewing Pollution All Over Lincoln Center

It seems that Mercedes Benz Fashion Week brought more than just style to New York City's Lincoln Center, it also brought a whole lot of diesel smoke as well. A perturbed neighbor shot some video

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Lack of Standard for Fast-Charging EV Stations Means Some Cars Can’t Plug In

Lack of Standard for Fast-Charging EV Stations Means Some Cars Can’t Plug In

Without an established industry standard for quick-charge electric vehicle (EV) stations, the city of Chicago has still decided to go ahead with a program to install seventy-three, $65,000

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Atlantic City’s Offshore Wind Farm Might be First in the US to Finish Construction

Atlantic City’s Offshore Wind Farm Might be First in the US to Finish Construction

Fisherman's Energy of New Jersey became the first offshore wind farm in New Jersey to apply for the state's new renewable energy credit program, making it likely that it will be the first

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North Chilean Mines Will Soon be Powered by the Sun

North Chilean Mines Will Soon be Powered by the Sun

Mines located in northern Chile are turning to solar power -- instead of fossil fuel power plants -- for more affordable, cleaner energy. The Atacama Desert in northern Chile, where many mines

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Obama’s Budget Spares Cuts for Renewable Energy Investments

Obama’s Budget Spares Cuts for Renewable Energy Investments

Unlike the budget that House Republicans unveiled last week, the President Obama's new budget, which he unveiled yesterday, spares -- for the most part -- the spending he's had in the works for

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DOE’s SunShot Initiative Revitalizes 10 Million Solar Roof Plan

DOE’s SunShot Initiative Revitalizes 10 Million Solar Roof Plan

The Ten Million Solar Roof Initiative proposed by Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont in 2010 could get a much-needed push from Secretary of Energy, Steven Chu's recent SunShot initiative. Sen.

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Researchers Transform Contaminated Shipping Port Sludge into Safe Building Materials

Researchers Transform Contaminated Shipping Port Sludge into Safe Building Materials

Swedish researchers have developed a process that can turn contaminated sediment in shipping ports into a cement-like substance that is safe for building. The researchers were looking for new

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New Method Finds Best Places to Install Solar by Mapping Solar Radiation

New Method Finds Best Places to Install Solar by Mapping Solar Radiation

Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin have developed a method of geographically measuring solar insolation -- the amount of solar radiation that hits a certain area at a certain time

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Nissan Leaf is a World Car of the Year Finalist, Chevy Volt Not on List

Nissan Leaf is a World Car of the Year Finalist, Chevy Volt Not on List

The list of finalists for the 2011 World Car of the Year has been announced and though the Nissan Leaf made the cut the Chevy Volt was swept aside. The World Car of the Year is decided by

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Study Finds LED Diodes Contain Unsafe Levels of Carcinogenic Toxins

Study Finds LED Diodes Contain Unsafe Levels of Carcinogenic Toxins

A study by UC Irvine's Department of Population Health & Disease Prevention has discovered that LED diodes contain unsafe levels of carcinogenic toxins. While LED's less energy friendly

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New Congress Majority Plans $100 Billion in Budget Cuts, Slashes Clean Energy Innovation

New Congress Majority Plans $100 Billion in Budget Cuts, Slashes Clean Energy Innovation

The United States House Appropriations Committee -- a committee that helps determine government spending -- emerged from a closed door meeting yesterday with a proposed $100 billion in

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New Chevy Volt to be Eligible For Extra $5,000 Tax Rebate in California

New Chevy Volt to be Eligible For Extra $5,000 Tax Rebate in California

The next generation of Chevy Volts will be a little more enticing to California residents now that GM has said they will make them eligible for an extra $5,000 CA state tax rebate -- that is on

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Do Electric Cars Attract Rat Squatters?

Do Electric Cars Attract Rat Squatters?

It looks like the Cars.com's brand new Chevy Volt extended range plug-in vehicle has had a little run in with a furry rodent, and the rodent won. While parked in a garage in downtown Chicago

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Vice President Biden Jump Starts High Speed Rail Network With $53 billion, Six Year Plan

Vice President Biden Jump Starts High Speed Rail Network With $53 billion, Six Year Plan

Vice President Joe Biden announced today a six year plan that will provide $53 billion to get the US high speed rail network on its feet. The plan is the first step to meeting President Barack

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Washington State Looking to Impose $100 Tax on EV Owners to Help with Lost Gas Revenue

Washington State Looking to Impose $100 Tax on EV Owners to Help with Lost Gas Revenue

The Washington State Legislature is attempting to pass a law that would require owners of electric vehicles (EVs) to pay a $100 yearly fee on their car registration to make up for the fact that

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EV Owners in the Carolinas Get Free Charging Stations to Help With Electric Grid Study

EV Owners in the Carolinas Get Free Charging Stations to Help With Electric Grid Study

As part of a study on how electric vehicles (EVs) affect the grid, 300 homeowners and early adopters of EVs in the Carolinas will be receiving free charging stations from their local energy

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Secretary of Energy Announces “SunShot”, Gives $27 Million to Cut the Cost of Solar

Secretary of Energy Announces “SunShot”, Gives $27 Million to Cut the Cost of Solar

US Secretary of Energy Steven Chu just pledged $27 million in funding for nine solar energy projects that will help with his "sunshot" effort -- a plan to cut the costs of solar energy by 3/4 in

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123 US Lawmakers Intend to Block EPA from Updating the Clean Air Act

123 US Lawmakers Intend to Block EPA from Updating the Clean Air Act

The US Environmental Protection Agency is seeking to update the Clean Air Act and a stronghold of lawmakers aren't happy about it; they've introduced a series of legislative bills that could

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Ben & Jerry’s Factory in the Netherlands to be Powered by Ice Cream!

Ben & Jerry’s Factory in the Netherlands to be Powered by Ice Cream!

Ben & Jerry's, the iconic American ice cream brand, has teamed up with Paques, a biotechnology company, to install a bio-digester in their Hellendoorn ice cream factory in the Netherlands. The

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UK Town Proposes Heating Public Pool With Excess Heat from a Crematorium

UK Town Proposes Heating Public Pool With Excess Heat from a Crematorium

A local government in the United Kingdom has brought a plan in front of their community to save money by heating their public pool with excess heat from the crematorium next door. Redditch

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US Air Force to Quadruple Their On-Base Solar Power in Four Years

US Air Force to Quadruple Their On-Base Solar Power in Four Years

The United States Air Force -- already the biggest government buyer of renewable energy -- announced it will be quadrupling its on-base solar energy generation in the next four years. With the

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Obama Is in the Midwest Today Highlighting Advances in Green Energy

Obama Is in the Midwest Today Highlighting Advances in Green Energy

Obama hopped on a plane this morning fresh from his State of the Union Address last night -- where he promised a future full of American innovation in the green technology field -- to highlight

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