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Ford Spent $1.65 Million in First Quarter 2011 Lobbying for Electric Vehicle Tax Breaks

Ford Spent $1.65 Million in First Quarter 2011 Lobbying for Electric Vehicle Tax Breaks

It's old news that automobile companies spend a lot of time and money in Washington DC trying to get what they want, but these days they've got their eyes on a new prize - electric vehicle (EV) tax

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Stanford’s Neukom Building Is a Stunning Low-Carbon Campus Centerpiece

Stanford’s Neukom Building Is a Stunning Low-Carbon Campus Centerpiece

Opening just in time for the law school commencement in May, the Neukom Building will serve as the new focal point for the law students and faculty. The 65,000 sq ft building is composed of four,

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New Ford Fusion’s MPG Rating Could Make It a Match for the Toyota Prius

New Ford Fusion’s MPG Rating Could Make It a Match for the Toyota Prius

Ford has some exciting new vehicles in the works, including a new Ford Fusion Hybrid that will reportedly get as much as 48 mpg, which could rival the Toyota Prius. The latest Ford Inside News report also

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Dan Phillips Builds Enchanting and Affordable Houses from Recycled Materials

Dan Phillips Builds Enchanting and Affordable Houses from Recycled Materials

When Dan Phillips was a child, he saw his parents suffer through the Great Depression years and he quickly learned to value what he had. When he was 14 years old he built a bicycle completely out of scrap

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INHABITAT INTERVIEW: John Viera of Ford Motor Company

INHABITAT INTERVIEW: John Viera of Ford Motor Company

John Viera has made a name for himself as a pioneer for the green movement within the automotive industry. As Ford Motor Company's Director of Sustainable Business Strategies, he has been building a new

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Smart Car Covered in Illustrated Tweets by Johanna Basford Unveiled in UK

Smart Car Covered in Illustrated Tweets by Johanna Basford Unveiled in UK

What will the future hold? That's the question Smart recently put to the Twittersphere. The answers were penned onto a Smart Car on the Smart Urban Stage in London by illustrator Johanna Basford. Basford

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The $300 House: Harvard Business Review Launches Contest to Design Affordable Housing for Developing Areas

The $300 House: Harvard Business Review Launches Contest to Design Affordable Housing for Developing Areas

In a quest to provide safe housing for everyone around the world, no matter what their economic standing, the Harvard Business Review Blog has teamed up with Ingersoll Rand’s Center for Energy

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Ford Cars May Soon Sport Rubber Parts Made From Dandelions

Ford Cars May Soon Sport Rubber Parts Made From Dandelions

Rubber was traditionally made from rubber plant trees, and today it is made from oil. But if Ford is successful with their latest project, we could soon be seeing their fleets decked out in rubber made

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Ford And Georgia Tech to Create First Hydraulic Hybrid U.S. School Bus

Ford And Georgia Tech to Create First Hydraulic Hybrid U.S. School Bus

The Ford Motor Company Fund and the Georgia Institute of Technology have joined forces to create the U.S.'s first conversion of a traditional school bus into a hydraulic hybrid vehicle that runs on

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Tassafaronga Village Repurposes A Defunct Pasta Factory Into Green Affordable Housing

Tassafaronga Village Repurposes A Defunct Pasta Factory Into Green Affordable Housing

After years of trying to redevelop the site into social housing, the Oakland Housing Authority (OHA) finally got a boost from HUD and brought on David Baker to re-envision the site. The new 7.5 acre

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Ford and Google Team Up To Optimize Your Commute and Your Car’s Performance

Ford and Google Team Up To Optimize Your Commute and Your Car’s Performance

What if your car could learn not only how and where you drive and suggest the best way to get to your destination without traffic headaches, but could also optimize the performance of your car in getting

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Rafael Viñoly’s New Stanford Hospital Design Features Modular, Daylight Filled Cubes

Rafael Viñoly’s New Stanford Hospital Design Features Modular, Daylight Filled Cubes

Rafael Viñoly Architects was tapped to design the new state-of-the-art facility, which will eventually replace the current 1959 facility that does not meet code for seismic activity or have enough space.

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Affordable Accommodation for the Eco-Conscious Traveller in Buenos Aires

Affordable Accommodation for the Eco-Conscious Traveller in Buenos Aires

If you're an eco-conscious traveller planning to visit Buenos Aires on a tight budget, don't worry, you don't have to leave your green lifestyle behind. The Eco-Pampa Hostel located in the

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Ford Reports Best Earnings in 13 Years Thanks To Green Vehicles

Ford Reports Best Earnings in 13 Years Thanks To Green Vehicles

Ford just announced its best quarterly profits in 13 years, thanks to rising demand for its fuel-efficient vehicles. Profits rose to $2.55 billion in the first quarter of 2011 from $2.09 billion in the

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Mitsubishi’s Electric i to Be Most Affordable Electric Car Available in US at $21K

Mitsubishi’s Electric i to Be Most Affordable Electric Car Available in US at $21K

Mitsubishi announced at the New York auto show that its all-electric i car will cost just over $21,000 after the $7,000 federal tax rebate for EVs. The goal was to get the price under $20k, but the

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Ford Releases List of Top 25 Electric Vehicle Friendly Cities

Ford Releases List of Top 25 Electric Vehicle Friendly Cities

Ford Motor Company just released a list of the top 25 electric vehicle (EV) friendly cities in anticipation of the release of their Ford Focus Electric later this year. The list was compiled by

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Solar-Powered Car Wash Springs up in Stamford, CT

Solar-Powered Car Wash Springs up in Stamford, CT

Considering how much water it takes to clean your car, you may not think car washes are all that environmentally friendly -- however one man is aiming to change all that. Gregg Mercede, owner of the

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Focus ECONetic: Ford Gives a Sneak Peek of Europe’s Most Fuel-Efficient Compact Car

Focus ECONetic: Ford Gives a Sneak Peek of Europe’s Most Fuel-Efficient Compact Car

Ford has unveiled the new Ford Focus ECONetic compact car ahead of its debut at the Amsterdam Motor Show next week. This compact car's claim to fame is its efficiency: at 80 miles per gallon, the ECONetic

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Ecovative Teams Up With Ford to Create Compostable Car Parts from Mushrooms

Ecovative Teams Up With Ford to Create Compostable Car Parts from Mushrooms

Ushering in a new generation of partially compostable cars, Ecovative has teamed up with Ford to use their mushroom-based foam as a key component in bumpers, side doors, and dashboards. The best part is

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Ford Investigates Bubble Technology to Make Cars 10% Lighter, More Efficient

Ford Investigates Bubble Technology to Make Cars 10% Lighter, More Efficient

Ford Motors is looking into a new technology produced at MIT labs that could make cars lighter and more fuel-efficient by injecting micro bubbles into plastic components. The technology, which is now

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AT&T Will Provide Wireless Control of the Ford Focus Electric

AT&T Will Provide Wireless Control of the Ford Focus Electric

Ford announced today that it will use AT&T's wireless network to connect the Ford Focus electric. Through the new MyFord Mobile smartphone app, Focus drivers will be able to control the car's

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Used EV Batteries Will Help Power Ford’s Michigan Assembly Plant

Used EV Batteries Will Help Power Ford’s Michigan Assembly Plant

Ford is working with Xtreme Power to test the reuse of electric vehicle batteries for solar power storage at its Michigan Assembly Plant.

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Aging Ford Plant Revitalized Into Stunning Commercial Space

Aging Ford Plant Revitalized Into Stunning Commercial Space

Photo © Billy Hustace After producing Ford cars, Jeeps and outfitting tanks during WWII, the huge complex sat vacant upon closing down in the fifties. Then the 1989 Loma Peralta earthquake forced the

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Historic Ford Factory Transformed Into SunPower Photovoltaics Headquarters

Historic Ford Factory Transformed Into SunPower Photovoltaics Headquarters

As you might expect from one of the leading manufacturers of photovoltaics in the US, the roof of SunPower's HQ is entirely coated in solar panels. The company's goal for the facility was to combine

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Oxford Develops Cheap Solar Cells with Metal Oxide Found in Toothpaste

Oxford Develops Cheap Solar Cells with Metal Oxide Found in Toothpaste

Last fall, we reported that Oxford Photovoltaics, part of Oxford University's Isis Innovation, received a grant to create screen-printed organic solar cells. The thin-dye printed cells have finally been

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Ford Unveils C-MAX Energi and C-MAX Hybrid at Detroit Auto Show

Ford Unveils C-MAX Energi and C-MAX Hybrid at Detroit Auto Show

Today, Ford announced the addition of two more electric vehicles, both eco-versions of the company's C-MAX, a five-passenger wagon: the C-MAX Energi, which will be a plug-in hybrid similar to the Chevy

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LEED for Homes Winners are as Affordable as They are Green

LEED for Homes Winners are as Affordable as They are Green

The now famous 100K House in Philadelphia is all about maximizing efficiency and design while squeezing the most out of a small budget. The efforts of developer  Postgreen and designer Interface Studio

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Representative Gabrielle Giffords– an Environmental Champion

Representative Gabrielle Giffords– an Environmental Champion

Saturday's horrific shooting has shone the spotlight on Arizona Representative Gabrielle Giffords, but it's important not to let the devastating event overshadow the extraordinary work she has done to

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Ford Unveils the All-New Focus Electric!

Ford Unveils the All-New Focus Electric!

After teasing the vehicle earlier this week, Ford unveiled its first all-electric passenger car today at the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The model is a zero-CO2-emissions,

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Ford Focus EV To Debut At CES Las Vegas

Ford Focus EV To Debut At CES Las Vegas

This week Ford teased the imminent unveiling of the Focus EV by releasing a single image on Facebook showcasing the vehicle's illuminated, Tron-like plug port. As you'd expect from Ford on the release of

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