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Enel Partners With Formula E To Reduce Series Emissions

Any business that wants to tout its green credentials wants to partner with Formula E, the international racing series for open wheel electric cars. Recently Enel Group, one of the largest suppliers of renewable energy in the world, decided to embrace that opportunity. It has now forged an alliance with Formula E designed to further reduce […]

May 24th

Honda Installs All The Solar Panels

Solar cars are what they are – very, very cool but not entirely practical for everyday use. Honda hasn’t let that stop them from using all the solar power they can get their hands on, though; rather than build solar cars, they’re reducing their carbon footprint another way. Honda is planning to install solar panels […]

June 25th

Me Gusta: Porsche Boxter S Ecologic Runs on LPG

The Spanish tuning house RBM Sport has developed a “bolt on” package that allows Porsche’s Boxster S to run on liquefied petroleum gas (LPG, or “autogas” in Europe). Christened the Porsche Boxster “Ecologic,” the car can be started and run on conventional gasoline, and “switched” to LPG from inside the cabin. RBM claims the little Porsche […]

October 23rd

USPS Report Says Total Collapse is Imminent (Yay?)

The United States Postal Service is headed off a cliff, and – according to the US Government Accountability Office – few are even giving its demise a second thought. That’s the same USPS, by the way, that was once a great source of national pride, that united America’s coasts and transmitted vital information at incredible speeds, […]

May 29th

Solar v. Gas: the Water Heater

Natural-gas water heaters are nothing new, and (in many cases) they’ve been engineered into mini-marvels of energy efficiency.  What happens to natural gas water heaters, however, if the current trend towards CNG-powered cars and trucks start to drive up demand and prices?  That’s not something I’d ever thought of, but this is “Gas 2.0”, and […]

February 5th

Study Shows Pollution From Driving Worse Than Flying — The Road More Traveled Has Made All the Difference

To drive or to fly?  That is the question.  Researchers at the Center for International Climate and Environmental Research in Oslo have predicted that pollution from cars will be the chief global warming agent for the next 100 years.  So the green answer is to fly. The study carried out by CICERO monitored known pollutants […]

November 28th

San Francisco Fryer Oil Skirmish

As if there isn’t enough bio-diesel controversy over the food for fuel debate now we have a little skirmish arising here in San Francisco. When we walk by any San Francisco restaurant (particularly the ones that have that delish yet oh so bad for you fried cuisine) we can smell where this fuss originated – […]

June 20th