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The U.S. Energy Information Administration, an arm of the Department of Energy, is tasked with determining how much energy the United States uses and what it is used for. Wondering how much energy people use in their houses to stay warm? The EIA has that answer. Curious about fuel efficiency trends…

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Reuters Clean energy is an important part of the economy of Colorado, which is the location of the first presidential debate on Oct. 3. Colorado’s robust wind industry and 70,000 jobs in green goods and services could suffer if the Production Tax Credit for wind isn’t extended by the end of…

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Don’t let my diabolical grin fool you; I love the Earth. (Photo by Sacha Fernandez.) Pope Benedict is considered the Green Pope. This does not mean that his weird hat is green, though that would be really cool. It means that he cares about the environment, so even though he is…

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Photo by Shutterstock. There’s a wonky academic theory that if you raise parking meter prices enough, eventually, there will always be one parking spot free on every block. It’s like park-topia, a place that glistens in the near future of urban planners’ imaginations. Well, San Francisco is trying it, and the…

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You better like this bike because you’re going to have it for fucking ever, kid. (Photo courtesy of Orbea.) In response to the pesky but unavoidable fact that children tend to grow over time, Spanish bike company Orbea has designed a child’s bicycle that grows with them. Most children’s bikes need…

The German Bundeskabinett has ratified the national cycling strategy 2020 on 5 September 2012. The new strategy will pick up where the previous 2002-2012 stretegy has left off in improving cycling facilities throughout the country, since the national government recognizes cycling as a vital element in urban mobility. One goal of the strategy is the creation of […]

…the more they stay the same, the saying goes. Recent developments in electric vehicle technology may lead one to believe that we are treading on new ground and manufacturers are blessing us with new developments every season. A recent find, an excerpt from German motorcycle magazine “Das Motorrad” from 1942, shows that things are actually […]

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