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Bad News: Scientists Make Cheap Gas From Coal 27.3.2009 Wired Top Stories
A new, more efficient process for turning coal into liquid fuel uses less energy. That could make the environmentally unfriendly fuel more feasible to adopt than cleaner alternatives.

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First Look: Tesla's Model S Is Stunning 27.3.2009 Wired Top Stories
Tesla's Model S is stunning, sophisticated and silent. It proves an electric car can be sexy and practical.

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ATA Needs to Get The Facts Straight About Clean Trucks 27.3.2009 Switchboard, from NRDC
Yesterday, industry lobbyists from the American Trucking Association ("ATA") posted a piece on ATA's web site asserting that NRDC, the port of Los Angeles and the Mayor of Los Angeles have not been truthful in talking about the potential consequences...
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Google's Favorite Car Company 26.3.2009 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Image courtesy of Aptera

Think about the aerodynamics of jet plane, a sailboat and a minivan. When we build things to fly through the air or propel us through the water, we design efficient vehicles. Not so with cars. Aptera, an auto company startup, aims to change that.

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Wheels: Test-Driving the Tata Nano 26.3.2009 NY Times: Automobiles
The Nano has only 32 horsepower, but with a low curb weight, the car still has a surprising amount of pep.
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Susan Smalley: Teachings of a Shaman: Drive Hybrids and Smart Cars 26.3.2009 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
As I filled my Smart car with gas this morning ($10 for about 2-3 weeks of driving), it made me think how easy it is to be lulled into complacency.
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Hybrid Wars: Toyota To Sell Two Prius Models 26.3.2009 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
TOKYO — Toyota will continue to sell the current Prius when the revamped version goes on sale in May in an unusual move likely to...
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Tesla's Model S: 'Mass-market' electric car to be unveiled 26.3.2009 San Jose Mercury News: Local News
Today's unveiling of Tesla Motors' second car, the Model S sedan, is a major step toward the mainstreaming of electric vehicles. The company hopes that will give Tesla a leg up on a growing group of rivals.
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2010 Prius to have rigid gas tank instead of fuel bladder 26.3.2009 LA Times: Business
Toyota drops the Earth-friendly collapsible bladder because of user complaints.

When the next-generation Toyota Prius hits dealer showrooms in late May, it will come with a bigger engine, better fuel economy and solar-powered cabin cooling.

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Google's Favorite Car Company 26.3.2009 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Image courtesy of Aptera

Think about the aerodynamics of jet plane, a sailboat and a minivan. When we build things to fly through the air or propel us through the water, we design efficient vehicles. Not so with cars. Aptera, an auto company startup, aims to change that.

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In hybrid price war, new Toyota Prius battles Honda Insight 26.3.2009 San Jose Mercury News: Drive
Toyota's Prius, the long-reigning hybrid king, faces its toughest competition yet in the Insight, whose sales have already topped 21,000 in just a month and a half in Japan '” more than triple Honda's target.
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Jeff Biggers: Van Jones: Talk to Eric Mathis About Green Jobs, Not Coal Welfare, in Appalachia 26.3.2009 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Dear Van Jones: You need to travel to Mingo County, West Virginia and meet Eric Mathis, a scrappy young economist in the Appalachian coalfields, who...
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The New Yorker (!) parrots right-wing talking points on climate 25.3.2009 Grist Magazine

The New Yorker magazine has just published a lead story on climate, “Economy vs. Environment,” by David Owen, that is so bad, so filled with long-debunked right-wing talking points, it would barely qualify for the Wall Street Journal editorial page.



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Greenpeace Launches Nuclear Free Vermont Tour 25.3.2009 News Releases
This Saturday, March 28th, the 30th anniversary of Three Mile Island, marks the kick-off of a month-long Vermont tour of the Rolling Sunlight, Greenpeace’s solar truck, starting in Brattleboro. Partnering with VPIRG and Citizen’s Awareness Network, the Rolling Sunlight will visit farmer’s markets and universities, film screenings and galleries, to talk to Vermonters about the energy they want in their state. The Rolling Sunlight will demonstrate the practical uses of solar energy by powering the sound systems for events, and making solar-powered hot chocolate and other treats.
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eSolar, Aptera and Keeping the Money Flowing to Cleantech 25.3.2009 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com

Marc Gunther interviews Bill Gross, the CEO of eSolar and one of the founders of electric car company Aptera, about some encouraging news: innovative green companies can still raise significant money, even in this economy.

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In hybrid price war, new Prius battles Insight 25.3.2009 MSNBC

March 25: With the 2010 version of the Prius set for release and gas prices low, is there still a market for hybrids? CNBC’s Phil LeBeau talks to Toyota's Bob Carter. (CNBC)Toyota’s Prius, the long-reigning hybrid king, faces its toughest competition yet in the Honda Insight hybrid.


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The full story on AnsaldoBreda's L.A. rail-car proposal 25.3.2009 LA Times: Opinion
The company's plans would bring jobs to the area and keep taxpayer dollars close to home. At a time when unemployment is over 10% and Angelenos are facing the greatest economic challenge since the Great Depression, Tim Rutten's column on AnsaldoBreda Inc.'s proposal to bring thousands of jobs to Los Angeles, keep public money in the region and kick off a "green" corridor does the public a great ...
The full story on AnsaldoBreda's L.A. rail-car proposal 25.3.2009 LA Times: Commentary
The company's plans would bring jobs to the area and keep taxpayer dollars close to home. At a time when unemployment is over 10% and Angelenos are facing the greatest economic challenge since the Great Depression, Tim Rutten's column on AnsaldoBreda Inc.'s proposal to bring thousands of jobs to Los Angeles, keep public money in the region and kick off a "green" corridor does the public a great ...
The Reva: Why Americans May Never See the Best New Car on the Road 25.3.2009 AlterNet.org: Environment
Forget the Tata Nano, the hottest car is the Reva, which is wooing Europeans and Asians. But will we ever see it in the U.S.?
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Nissan and San Diego Gas & Electric's electric car program shows promise 25.3.2009 TreeHugger
Reuters Nissan Motor Company announced on Monday that it has partnered with San Diego Gas & Electric to develop an infrastructure that would create charging stations for electric car owners, maybe as early as 2010. The announcement shows promise but it raises some significant questions.... ...
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