Clean Technica: Fiat 500e Starting At $32,500 (Leasing From $199/Month)

Top cleantech news of the day from CleanTechnica, the world’s #1 cleantech or clean energy website: Fiat 500e Starting At $32,500 (Leasing From $199/Month) New UK Nissan Leaf Has Battery Leasing Option, Over 100 Improvements Electricity Suppliers Look To EVs To Save Their Business Models Sweden’s Quest To Be The First …

Earth Policy Release – Falling Gasoline Use Means United States Can Just Say No to New Pipelines and Food-to-Fuel

  Falling Gasoline Use Means United States Can Just Say No to New Pipelines and Food-to-Fuel  Janet Larsen www.earth-policy.org/data_highlights/2013/highlights38 Earth Policy Release Data Highlight March 28, 2013 Freeing America from its dependence on oil from unstable parts of the world is an admirable goal, but many of the proposed solutions—including …

BMW Aiming to Rejuvenate Scooter Business (with e-Scooter)

BMW Aiming to Rejuvenate Scooter Business (with e-Scooter) Posted: 06 Sep 2012 06:00 PM PDT BMW is planning to get back into the scooter business, primarily by pushing its new electric scooter, the C Evolution e-Scooter. 20120905-091126.jpg The C Evolution e-Scooter is looking to follow in the design footsteps of …

Micro-hybrids And The Multi-Billion Dollar Battery Battle: AltEnergyStocks.com

Micro-hybrids And The Multi-Billion Dollar Battery Battle Posted: 18 Jun 2012 01:18 AM PDT John Petersen Last week the stock of A123 Systems (AONE) soared 52% in a day after it announced that an enhanced chemistry would improve the cold and hot weather performance of its LiFePO4 batteries, reduce the …

Micro-Hybrids – The Fuel Efficiency Innovation of the Decade

Micro-Hybrids – The Fuel Efficiency Innovation of the Decade Posted: 04 Oct 2011 07:57 AM PDT John Petersen I’ve been writing about micro-hybrid vehicles and stop-start idle elimination since May 2009. It’s a cheap and simple fuel efficiency innovation that turns the engine off while a car is stopped at …

Conflict Minerals- Can Consumers, Manufacturers & Policy-Makers Rise to the Challenge?

Conflict Minerals- Can Consumers, Manufacturers & Policy-Makers Rise to the Challenge? (Part 2) Part 1 of this series highlighted the issues, regulatory and supply chain complexities and efforts by industry to tighten the control of precious minerals sourcing. This is especially critical in developing nations, where human trafficking, regional conflict …

GE’s Gas-Fired Plants Could Enable More Wind and Solar Power

GE’s Gas-Fired Plants Could Enable More Wind and Solar Power “We have a lot to understand about when we transform to a varying supply.” New Fuel Economy Labels May Give a Boost to Electric Vehicles The feds update the sticker and issue a plan to go alternative with the government’s …