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Obama Administration Announces New Clean-Energy Initiatives for the Military

Obama Administration Announces New Clean-Energy Initiatives for the Military

The US military spends up to $20 billion on oil every year, and as oil prices climb that amount is steadily increasing. But oil doesn't just cost the Pentagon in the form of tax dollars -- it presents

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Inhabitat’s Top Picks from the 2012 NY Auto Show

Inhabitat’s Top Picks from the 2012 NY Auto Show

Nissan NV 200 Taxi of Tomorrow Selected by the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) to serve as the exclusive taxi of New York City beginning in late 2013, the Nissan NV200 has several

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2013 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid Vehicle Debuts at the New York Auto Show

2013 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid Vehicle Debuts at the New York Auto Show

The Lincoln brand has been without an independent design studio, relying on Ford to design their vehicles up until this new MKZ. It's the first step towards relaunching Lincoln and its new styling

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Nissan NV200 Taxi of Tomorrow Unveiled in NYC

Nissan NV200 Taxi of Tomorrow Unveiled in NYC

On the eve of the New York Auto Show, Nissan is unveiling the all-new NV200 Taxi of Tomorrow for New York City. The NV200 was selected as the Big Apple's exclusive cab after a rigorous two-year design

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INTERVIEW: Rob Peterson Of Chevy Talks Volt Production Shutdown, Reveals High Customer Satisfaction

INTERVIEW: Rob Peterson Of Chevy Talks Volt Production Shutdown, Reveals High Customer Satisfaction

There is a buzz in the air this week about the Chevy Volt thanks to an announcement by General Motors on Friday that they'll be shutting down production of the Volt at the Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant

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Ford to Use “Build-to-Order” Sales Model for the 2012 Focus Electric

Ford to Use “Build-to-Order” Sales Model for the 2012 Focus Electric

The word on the street today is that Ford will be rolling out the new Focus Electric in a “build-to-order” process that is similar to the production scheme used by PC manufacturer Dell. Mike

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Mitt Romney’s Extraordinary Flip-Flop on Clean Energy and Cheap Oil

Mitt Romney’s Extraordinary Flip-Flop on Clean Energy and Cheap Oil

Mitt Romney is certainly no stranger to the art of the flip-flop, so perhaps it should be no great surprise that before he pandered to the Republican vote by suggesting that the government’s

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uShip Connects Customers to Couriers for Efficient, Affordable Shipping

uShip Connects Customers to Couriers for Efficient, Affordable Shipping

uShip is an online transport marketplace that provides people with customer-reviewed courier services that can move hard-to-ship items. Transporters place competing quotes to win a customer's

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Obama Travels the US Touting ‘All of the Above’ Approach to Energy on the Stump

Obama Travels the US Touting ‘All of the Above’ Approach to Energy on the Stump

President Obama is hitting the west and midwest with a series of speeches touting his “all of above” energy policy, which reads like a Country Buffet menu. Few will like everything on the plate - in

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Fuel-Efficient Supersonic Biplane Promises to be the Successor to the Concorde

Fuel-Efficient Supersonic Biplane Promises to be the Successor to the Concorde

Beginning in 1969, the Concorde - the world's first supersonic passenger jet - ferried travelers across the Atlantic in just over three hours. But there were several challenges associated with the

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Ford Announces 2012 Ford Focus Electric Will Get Extra $2,500 in Tax Credits in California

Ford Announces 2012 Ford Focus Electric Will Get Extra $2,500 in Tax Credits in California

Following the announcement earlier this month that the 2012 Ford Focus Electric is now America’s most fuel-efficient 5-passenger car, Ford has announced that buyers in California are now eligible for an

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General Motors Halts Chevy Volt Production for Five Weeks Due to Poor Sales

General Motors Halts Chevy Volt Production for Five Weeks Due to Poor Sales

General Motors recently announced that it will halt production of the Chevy Volt plug-in hybrid for up to five weeks due to poor sales and rising inventory numbers. In February GM sold 1,023 Volts,

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President Obama to Announce $1 Billion Initiative for Clean, Advanced Vehicle Model Communities

President Obama to Announce $1 Billion Initiative for Clean, Advanced Vehicle Model Communities

President Obama is set to announce today a $1 billion initiative that will assist communities around the country in developing the backbone infrastructure needed for the deployment of clean, advanced fuel

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7 Sexy, Sporty Hybrid Cars Hitting the Streets Soon

7 Sexy, Sporty Hybrid Cars Hitting the Streets Soon

The Honda CR-Z was first introduced as a concept vehicle in 2007 with the production version finally arriving at the end of 2010. As soon as the CR-Z concept was unveiled, it immediately brought back

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2012 Ford Focus Electric Named America’s Most Fuel-Efficient 5-Passenger Car

2012 Ford Focus Electric Named America’s Most Fuel-Efficient 5-Passenger Car

The 2012 Ford Focus Electric is now officially America's most fuel-efficient five-passenger car, with a rating of 110 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) city and 99 MPGe highway. The Focus Electric also

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BAE Systems Develops Hybrid Electric Drive Tank for the U.S. Army

BAE Systems Develops Hybrid Electric Drive Tank for the U.S. Army

The United States Military has long been a supporter for alternative energy in order to make the assorted Armed Forces as efficient as possible. The efforts have seen the development of everything from

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Newt Gingrich Says You Can’t Put A Gun Rack on a Chevy Volt

Newt Gingrich Says You Can’t Put A Gun Rack on a Chevy Volt

Yesterday we brought you news that Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum was angry with President Obama for putting “Earth above man”, and today we’ve got more environmental

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Toyota’s Hybrid TS030 Supercar to Debut at Le Mans 24 Hour Race

Toyota’s Hybrid TS030 Supercar to Debut at Le Mans 24 Hour Race

Toyota just made a splash in the high-performance auto world as it unveiled its brand new hybrid TS030 - the gasoline-electric super car they'll be driving in 2012's 24 hour Le Mans Race. The Toyota team

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7 Hottest New Hybrids & Electric Cars at the 2012 North American International Auto Show in Detroit

7 Hottest New Hybrids & Electric Cars at the 2012 North American International Auto Show in Detroit

Volkswagon Electric E-Bugster Can you imagine being a fly on the wall when Volkswagen finally took the covers off of its closely guarded E-Bugster electric concept vehicle? The curvaceous auto

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Top 6 Green Cars To Watch at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show

Top 6 Green Cars To Watch at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show

Lexus LF-LC Sports Coupe Concept Many automakers will be bringing a hybrid or electric car to the 2012 Detroit auto show for the first time, but Lexus has been at this hybrid thing for a while, so we

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US Army Gets Takes a Plug-In Hybrid Electric Armored Vehicle for a Test Run

US Army Gets Takes a Plug-In Hybrid Electric Armored Vehicle for a Test Run

The Army has just received the first prototype of a plug-in hybrid electric armored vehicle at their U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) in Warren, Michigan.

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First Ford Focus Electric Vehicles Roll Off Production Lines in Michigan

First Ford Focus Electric Vehicles Roll Off Production Lines in Michigan

Ford Motor Company just officially started production on its new Ford Focus Electric 2012 model in its Wayne, Michigan assembly plant. The Ford Focus Electric is the first EV of its kind to receive a 100

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PHOTOS: Jaguar’s Sporty C-X16 Hybrid Concept at the LA Auto Show

PHOTOS: Jaguar’s Sporty C-X16 Hybrid Concept at the LA Auto Show

The C-X16 Hybrid made its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September, where it dazzled car lovers with its supercharged 375-horsepower,  V-6 engine, and this is its first visit to North America. With

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Copper-Louvered Provins Police Station Sits Lightly on UNESCO World Heritage Site

Copper-Louvered Provins Police Station Sits Lightly on UNESCO World Heritage Site

The medieval city of Provins was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2001. The police station sits on a site that joins the historic center to a residential neighborhood, so Ameller, Dubois &

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GM and LG Join Forces to Manufacture Electric Vehicles

GM and LG Join Forces to Manufacture Electric Vehicles

Industry giants General Motors and LG Group have just announced that they are joining forces to design premium electric vehicles. LG will bring its expertise in battery systems to the relationship,

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Inhabitat Takes a Spin in the New 2012 Honda Civic Hybrid

Inhabitat Takes a Spin in the New 2012 Honda Civic Hybrid

There are a lot of hybrid sedans out on the market these days, but the 2012 Civic Hybrid just happens to be the most fuel-efficient one available in the U.S. Inhabitat recently had an opportunity to take

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Cadillac Converj Plug-In EV Gets Green Light for Production in 2013

Cadillac Converj Plug-In EV Gets Green Light for Production in 2013

Rumor has it, the Cadillac Converj luxury coupe has been approved for production - again. After wowing the crowds at the Detroit Auto Show in January 2009, and enduring an on-again off-again release deal

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How Green Design Will Propel the Planes Of The 21st Century

How Green Design Will Propel the Planes Of The 21st Century

Aircraft are responsible for a staggering 11% of the United States' CO2 emissions, however a lot of work is being done to make them more environmentally friendly. Plane designers are doing everything from

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Trucks Get ‘Winglets’ To Make Them More Fuel Efficient

Trucks Get ‘Winglets’ To Make Them More Fuel Efficient

In order to make them more fuel efficient and aerodynamic, airplanes have winglets (curved structures) at the wing tips to reduce drag. ATDynamics are hoping that this same engineering trick will also

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Super Futuristic Noain City Hall is a Plant-Covered Building That Boasts Passive Energy Saving Systems

Super Futuristic Noain City Hall is a Plant-Covered Building That Boasts Passive Energy Saving Systems

Since energy conservation is the theme and focus of the building, almost every aspect of the design reflects this. The first step that Zon-e took to conserve energy was to maximize the usage of natural

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