Alternative Fuels

Ethanol vs. Oil: Who Will Win?

The newest catchphrase being bandied about the halls of regulatory buildings in Washington D.C. is the “ethanol blend wall.” The term represents a growing struggle between the lobbying efforts of the American Petroleum Institute and the Agricultural Retailers Association. At issue is the 2007 Renewable Fuel Standard congressional mandate that calls for the increased use of ethanol in fuel blends. ...

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Industries Compared: Green vs. Dirty

Although the key goal of any business is to maximize profits, there are other important factors to consider such as eco-responsibility and company sustainability. A company is considered to be a truly green industry if it has a double-fold policy. This means that being green is not only restricted to the operations of an organization, but it’s also reflected in ...

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Hydrogen Cars: So Near Yet So Far

“If we build it, they will come.” This is what General Motors and the U.S. Army are telling each other as they join forces to research and develop hydrogen fuel cell technology to power the cars of tomorrow. One of their priorities is improving the safety of the high pressure hydrogen tanks. After all, no one wants to hit a ...

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Filter Your Faucet Fluids: 6 Reasons to Avoid Bottled Water

Buying bottled water might seem like the best way to hydrate your mind and body, but doing so has more negative effects than you think. If you can’t resist the urge of drinking water from a bottle as opposed to from your home’s faucet, then you probably need to read the following six reasons why you should avoid plastic filled ...

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Rising Sun: The Slow Transition to Solar Power

Moving toward a solar energy world is the goal for many environmentalists. But the road to a golden radiation energy scenario is fraught with economic issues. With all the excitement in the industry, the big question remains: Can the long-term promise of renewable energy shift down to common, everyday use by homeowners and businesses? For the most part it can, ...

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Berkeley Startup Works to Make Biomass Carbon-Negative and Affordable

Berkeley startup uses process of converting organic matter into energy to make biomass carbon-negative and affordable.

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Why Generating Electricity from Solar Energy Means Less Consumption of Fossil Fuels

Solar parks, solar panels on rooftops and even solar panel laden streetlights have become common sights virtually all around the globe. Even though solar energy is nearly not as popular as grid power, it is being looked at as a feasible means of acquiring electricity as fossil fuel rates around the world have already begun to soar and global supplies ...

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