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Solar Panels? You're Driving on Them


Imagine a road made of interlocked photovoltaics, capable of charging vast fleets of electric cars--or whole communities. It's possible, but very, very challenging.

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At the L.A. Show, an Electric Jaguar with a Big Roar


The 400-horsepower Jaguar I-Pace boasts twin electric motors, a 90-kilowatt-hour battery, and zero to 60 in four seconds. It's ready to take on Tesla at its own game. 

2016 European Web Summit

Talking Robots, Connected Scooters and Sharing Rides at the Web Summit


Europe's answer to CES is just as packed with great tech ideas. Previously in Dublin, now it connects in Lisbon.

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Reading, Writing and Diesel Exhaust: Jenna Bush on Cleaner School Buses


Former First Daughter (and former teacher) Jenna Bush is advocating for propane-powered buses. The air inside a diesel bus can be eight times dirtier than the outside air.

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Electric Cars and Green Power: A Clean Energy Loop


Yes, electric cars like the Chevy Volt I'm driving aren't really "zero emission" if they're charging from fossil fuel plants. But that's why we need to build more solar, wind and hydro generation.

Delivering Those Fritos: Clean-Burning Natural Gas Trucks

Frito-Lay is doubling down on natural gas trucks. It has more than 500--with a 23-percent greenhouse gas reduction--and they've covered 100 million miles. The challenges: volatile gas prices, and a need for more CNG/LNG stations.

Tesla and SolarCity: For Elon Musk, it's Personal (and a Family Affair)

Elon Musk wants Tesla Motors to merge with his cousin's photovoltaic company. It's a decision made from the heart, not the head, but it may be a good idea anyway. 

Big Wheels: A Clean Revolution for Trucks and Buses

Dirty tailpipes are still spewing diesel pollution, but new technology will make the nation's 18-wheelers and transit systems much more environmentally friendly.

The Big Battery Breakthrough (or Maybe Not)

The Feds' ARPA-E agency says it has achieved the "holy grail" of cell development. Unfortunately, we've been down this road before.

2016 Green Car of the Year: No Diesels or Electrics, Please

A certain manufacturer in the news influenced the list, but there are still other strong and very interesting contenders for Green Car of the Year. Check 'em out!


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