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Lighting a Way toward a Sustainable Energy Future

December 16th, 2008 · Comments Off on Lighting a Way toward a Sustainable Energy Future

Yesterday, Barack Obama formally introduced Dr. Steven Chu as the next Secretary of Energy. In his formal statement ( video / transcript), Dr Chu quoted from a study he helped lead, Lighting the Way toward a Sustainable Energy future which was released on 1 August 2008 by the InterAcademy Council.

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Plugging in for a better tomorrow: the school bus ‘solution’

December 16th, 2008 · 7 Comments

Hybrids are too often thought of simply in terms of personal vehicles. They are also penetrating the big vehicle market space. Consider the average delivery truck and all its starts/stops. There is a lot of energy to capture there, which is why UPS is pursuing hybrids. And, as per Walmart and its hybrid trucks, they […]

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