Self-Powered Toyota Plant Plugs Back Into The Grid

In 2011 a massive earthquake and tsunami devastated the northeastern coast of Japan, killing more than 20,000, destroying the power grid and bringing the Japanese auto industry to its knees. Toyota’s rebuilt production plant in the hard-hit Miyagi prefecture now has a gas-fired power plant on site, with enough juice to power the nearby town in case of another disaster.

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Natural Gas Fracking “Probable” Cause Of Earthquakes in England

I associate a lot of things with England; bad teeth, bad weather, and bad food (except for fish & chips!) But “earthquakes” was never on the list until this morning. Cuadrilla, a natural gas company that employs that much-maligned “fracking” technique, has admitted that fracking was the “probable” cause of some “minor seismic events.”

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Video: Canadian Company Develops Solar Powered Plane/Blimp Cargo Hauler

Green energy presents so many amazing opportunities and advantages over our current energy infrastructure…like the ability to go places where there isn’t any infrastructure. A Canadian company has developed a lightweight plane/blimp that can haul up to 1,000 kg of goods and is powered solely by the sun.

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The Nissan Leaf; Electric Car, Backup Home Power Generator

The advantages of electric cars are piling up as consumers and automakers alike come to realize just how versatile a giant battery on wheels can be. Nissan has unveiled an entire scale model of a Japanese home that the Leaf electric car can power for about two days.

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New Prius Models Will Offer AC Outlets for Home Appliances

After observing how customers used hybrids after a major disaster, Toyota has decided to start offering its Prius hybrid models with AC outlets to power home appliances beginning next year.

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