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How Green Is Your Airline?

A new ranking of U.S. domestic airlines based on fuel efficiency makes it easier for passengers to choose a lower carbon footprint on their next flight.

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Obama’s Plan to Curb US Oil Addiction

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This Tuesday, President Obama unveiled a new plan aimed at curbing carbon emissions and reducing America’s dependance on oil.

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What We Learned From Better Place

Despite filing bankruptcy last month, EV innovator Better Place leaves behind valuable ideas and lessons for the future of electric vehicles.

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The U.S. Is Importing Less Oil

China surpasses the U.S. to become the world’s number-one importer of crude oil and petroleum products.

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Americans Spent Record Amount on Gasoline in 2012

Americans spent more on average for gasoline in 2012 than in any year since the 1980s according to a report just released from the Energy Information Agency (EIA).

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Managing Our Resource Futures

The recently released report from Chatham House takes a hard look at the challenges that lie ahead in the future as the world’s most crucial resources come under the increased strain of over-consumption.

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Fuel Economy at a Record High

Fuel economy in America hit an all time high of 23.8 mpg for 2012, according to the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute’s Eco-Driving Index.

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Boeing’s Plans for Renewable Jet Fuels

"The Moon" by Dr Wendy Longo

Boeing aims to develop renewable jet fuels using region specific biofuel feedstocks like recycled cooking oil and fast growing grasses.

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Natural Gas Vehicles or Electric Vehicles

There’s a lot of debate over which is better – Electric Vehicles or CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) vehicles. Have a look at how the two technologies measure up in terms of efficiency, cost and other important factors.

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Connected Commuting

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Innovative new apps for your smartphone are revolutionizing the way people use social media to improve their commuting experience.

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Currently 50 million households suffer from food insecurity, meaning that family members cannot always meet their basic food needs.

10 million people a year could be fed through the recovery of just one-fifth of food waste.

Only 2% of food waste is composted or otherwise recycled—62% of paper is recycled.

Consumers throw out about 40% of the fresh and frozen fish they buy.

The U.S. produced 208 pounds of meat per person in 2009—60% more than Europe.

Low income commuters spend a much higher proportion of their wages on gas—8.6% versus 2.1% at $4 per gallon.

Food prices rose 35-40 percentage points between 2002–2008.

Americans consume 25% of the world’s produced oil, but our nation holds less than 3% of the world’s proven oil reserves.

The International Energy Agency says greenhouse gas emissions rose 3.2% last year, with a 9.3% increase in China offsetting declines in the US and EU.


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