Sustainability Knowledge

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7 Ways My Clunker Is Smarter than a Hybrid

"Id like to explore just seven ways in which my old clunker may be a smarter choice than even the newest hybrid"

More myths busted about electric cars

9 myths about electric cars examined

Early EVs Won't Need Many Public Charge Points, Says NYC

"Early adopters do not appear to need a high-density public charging network. ... the study suggests that the earliest consumers will be willing to change their driving behavior and parking location, given their strong desire to purchase EVs."

Best way to reduce emissions is to make cars smaller

A study on the near-term impact of newer technologies versus a change in consumer buying habits.

Choose to Drive the Most Fuel-Efficient Cars of 2009

A list of the most efficient cars this year, broken down by vehicle category.

Five Ways To Make Bike Commuting Easy

Good tips for commuting to work by bike. Addresses some of the intimidating factors that tend to keep people away.

Algae-Powered Jet Proves Biofuel in Continental Test

Continental airlines completed a test flight using algae-based biofuel and noted that the power output was higher than traditional jet fuel.

Gas Pains: Mileage Myths and Misconceptions

Examining some tips for saving fuel

Mythbusters Electric Cars vs. Gas Vehicles

Great article, by one of the Mythbusters, on a real-world comparison of gas vs. electric motors and vehicles.

Drive Smart: Fuel Savings Add Up

A list of fuel saving tips for your car.

The Future of Oil

This article has a very interesting graphic (called "Burning Through Oil") with great stats about oil consumption and American commuting habits.

Top 9 Gas Savings Tips to Help Save the Environment and your Wallet

This is a good list that contains more than the standard tips that show up in every other article.

Top 10 2008 Hybrids

A great ranked list of the top hybrids for 2008. Includes cost/benefit comparison as well.

Emission Facts: Average Annual Emissions and Fuel Consumption for Passenger

Figures on emission rates of various by-products of gas-powered vehicles. Includes yearly averages per vehicle. Stats are from the year 2000 but are relatively unchanged.

Walk Score - How much is within walking distance of a property

Walk Score shows you a map of what's nearby and calculates a Walk Score for any property.

Calif. Court Rejects Lax SUV Mileage Rules

A federal court in California yesterday rejected the Bush administration's new fuel economy standards for light trucks and SUVs, ruling that they failed to take into account the effects of carbon emissions and their possible link to global warming.

In Copenhagen Bicycles Overtake Cars

As a result of half a century of planning, Copenhagen has achieved a fabulous cycling goal - during the morning rush hour more bikes and mopeds pound the inner city streets than personal cars and buses.

Cheapest New Cars in Norway Are Electric

Norway has a great new small car that's electric and doesn't cost more than it's competition.

U.S. Fuel Economy Stagnant for 12 Years

U.S. fuel economy has not changed significantly since 1994 and cars and trucks are burning as much fuel as ever despite the turmoil in energy markets and sky-high gasoline prices, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

The most fuel-efficient vehicles tested by the EnerGuide program

The annual EnerGuide Awards, administered by Natural Resources Canada's Office of Energy Efficiency, are presented for the most fuel-efficient vehicles for the current model year.
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