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Arizona Shooting News: Giffords Reaches 'Major Milestone' (LIVE UPDATES) 13.1.2011 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Doctors at University Medical Center in Tucson, Ariz. said Thursday that Rep. Gabrielle Giffords has reached a "major milestone" in her recovery following an assassination...
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Yves Behar Introduces You to the Home WattStation 13.1.2011 GOOD
Yves Behar has been helping GE with the design for their new WattStation electric car charging stations, which Andrew first wrote about a long while back . There's now a wall-mounted model made for the home—not just the street stand models that were first displayed—and GE and Behar have been showing them off at GE's smart home booth at CES. In the video above, GE's chief marketing officer Beth Comstock talks to Behar in front of one such WattStation. Behar starts off talking about why he thinks design plays a formidable role in clean tech, especially as it enters the home: "We're going to have these products in our homes, and people are a little bit anxious. They don't know what they're going to look like, what they're going to feel like, is it going to be comfortable, is it going to take up too much room?...A design that does this well gets people over all of that hump. Everybody who walks past here says, 'oh, I should have one of these ...
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Ford Electrifies its Eco-Car Strategy 13.1.2011 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com

At the Detroit Automotive Show this week, Ford unveiled a batch of electric vehicles, proving GM and Nissan aren't going to have the spotlight to themselves for very long.

Ford Electrifies its Eco-Car Strategy
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Diesel era ends for MTA buses 13.1.2011 LA Times: Science
Metro is now the only major transit agency in the U.S. with a fleet run entirely on alternative fuels. Officials say the shift has sharply cut emissions of cancer-causing pollution.

After almost two decades of effort to reduce vehicle emissions, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority retired its last diesel bus Wednesday and became the only major transit agency in the nation with a fleet that is totally equipped with alternative-fuel technologies.


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Car found floating in Schuylkill 13.1.2011 Philly.com News
A car was found floating in the Schuylkill River alongside Kelly Drive near Fountain Green Drive about 11 p.m. Wednesday, police said.
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Fuel-Economy Rules Worry Car Makers 13.1.2011 Wall St. Journal: Policy
Auto makers are asking newly empowered House Republicans to help fight a proposal under consideration by the Obama administration to boost fuel-economy standards for new cars and trucks to as high as 62 miles per gallon by 2025.
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Obama Arizona Speech: 'I Want America To Be As Good As She Imagined It' 13.1.2011 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
TUCSON, Ariz. — Summoning the soul of a nation, President Barack Obama on Wednesday implored Americans to honor those slain and injured in the Arizona...
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Blog - Automakers Outline Plans for Plug-in Future 13.1.2011 Technology Review Feed - Tech Review Top Stories

Several new electric cars and plug-in were hybrids unveiled at Detroit autoshow and CES.



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A Guide To 2011's Electric Cars 13.1.2011 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Much anticipated electric cars are hitting showrooms this year, from the Nissan Leaf to the Chevy Volt, Coda, Think, Fisker Karma and more....
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White House Breaks Promise of All Plug-In Fleet 13.1.2011 GOOD
White campaigning, President Obama promised that "within one year of becoming president, the entire White House fleet will be converted to plug-ins as security permits." According to PolitiFact, which today updated this item on its Obameter , this ranks as a "Promise Broken." The White House says that installation of the electrical infrastructure to make this happen is under way as part of a major utility upgrade at the White House. "Electrical infrastructure for vehicle charging stations for government owned plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles is in the process of being installed on the White House campus,” said White House spokeswoman Katherine Bedingfield. Still, when it made this promise, the White House set a specific timetable, even though the state of the technology and the commercial market -- not to mention the special security requirements of carrying the president and foreign leaders -- all but guaranteed that it would be a nonstarter from the moment ...
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Luxury Makes A Comeback At Detroit Auto Show 13.1.2011 NPR: All Things Considered
Sales for high-end automakers like Porsche, Ferrari and Bentley are on the rise, as the economy begins recovering from a long, deep recession. In 2010, sales for Porsche were up 30 percent. Still, luxury sales remain a small sliver of the overall industry.
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Los Angeles County retires last diesel buses 13.1.2011 Seattle Times: Nation & World
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority has retired the last of its diesel buses to become the first major transit agency in the nation to only operate buses that run on alternative fuel.
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Los Angeles Retires Its Last Diesel Bus 13.1.2011 THE CITY FIX
It was 1995 when Los Angeles Metro Transit Authority (MTA) bought its first bus fueled by natural gas. Fifteen years later, MTA has “2,221 buses powered by compressed natural gas (CNG), as well as one ...
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Locomotive Ran on Compressed Air at 125 MPH- Or Did It? 13.1.2011 TreeHugger
Locomotive Ran on Compressed Air at 125 MPH- Or Did It?
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Toyota to make lithium batteries for hybrids: Nikkei (Reuters) 13.1.2011 Yahoo: Business
Reuters - Toyota Motor Corp is planning to mass-produce lithium ion batteries for its plug-in hybrid vehicles from this autumn as Panasonic Corp and Hitachi Ltd get set to churn out similar products of their own, the Nikkei business daily reported.
California is Committed to the Clean Car Agreement 12.1.2011 Switchboard, from NRDC
In a blog I just posted today, I asked the question: What will the new year bring for the US auto industry: gridlock or innovation? Letters released yesterday provided a partial answer. Regrettably, the automakers may have turned toward gridlock....
Video: Audi's Electrifying R8 e-Tron 12.1.2011 Wired Top Stories
Take a walk around Audi's amazing electric supercar. Try not to drool.


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Why $4 Gas Will Cause Less Pain This Time (U.S. News & World Report) 12.1.2011 Yahoo: Business
U.S. News & World Report - When gas prices hit $4 per gallon back in the summer of 2008, America's drivers had a collective breakdown. No other single item affects the American psyche like gas prices, which are advertised on every street corner and magnified by the media every time they hit an uncomfortable threshold. No wonder car sales stalled, consumer-confidence collapsed, and some motorists even mothballed their cars, switching to buses or bicycles to get around.
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Ford Unveils the C-MAX Energi Plug-In Hybrid (2011 Detroit Auto Show) 12.1.2011 TreeHugger
Ford Unveils the C-MAX Energi Plug-In Hybrid (2011 Detroit Auto Show)
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Carmakers enjoy electric buzz — within reason 12.1.2011 MSNBC

Ford’s exhibit at the Detroit auto show features a plug-in version of its new C-Max microvan, dubbed the Energi. The floor of this year's Detroit auto show is awash with electric vehicles, but industry executives are carefully hedging their bets, developing other alternative power sources, too.


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