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Summing Up the Biggest Green News Stories of 2018

What a year 2018 turned out to be for the …

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Experimental Zero Carbon Development is Antithesis of Eco-bling (Video)

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Lloyd has railed against “eco-bling” in the past, also known as the practice of strapping on solar panels or other sexy clean tech onto fundamentally unsustainable homes or communities. But, when done right, solar …

Is London Considering Paris-Style Electric Car Sharing?

The huge Parisian electric car sharing network that just launched is a powerful symbol for a new economic model. Combining the environmental benefits of electric cars with the environmental and social benefits of a collaborative, sharing economy has …

GM’s Super-Smart Pod Vehicle Looks at Future Transportation

An end to gridlock. An end to accidents. An end to driving. In fact you can conduct a video conference in traffic, and this podcar parks itself. As GM readies to roll out its electric mini-car, the Chevy Spark, as reported in Treehugger last week, it…

The Week in Pictures: New Zealand Oil Spill, How Steve Jobs Changed the World, and More (Slideshow)

Since the Rena, a Liberian ship, ran aground on a reef off the coast of New Zealand 10 days ago, an environmental catastrophe has been brewing. Oil is spilling into the ocean, harming wildlife and reaching shore.

We also have Steve Jobs’ use of des…

Chevy Spark EV to Become GM’s First 100% Electric Car Since EV1 was Crushed

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Not a Plug-in Hybrid Like the Volt.. More Like the EV2
So far, GM hasn’t been all that enthusiastic about electric-only vehicles. They made the EV1, but it ended up in the junkyard. The Chevy Volt can run on electricity alone for about 35 m…

Fully Charged Tests Unusual Mia Electric Car (Video)

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From the Ford Transit electric delivery van to the Mitsubishi MiEV to the Nissan Leaf, Robert Llewellyn has been busy documenting the mainstreaming of electric vehicles (EVs)—cars and vans that don’t look out of plac…

A Man & His Electric Car (Video)

Electric cars may be steadily going mainstream, but plenty of folks think ‘steadily’ isn’t fast enough. So one particularly effusive EV lover put together a video extolling the virtues of his Nissan LEAF. It’s hard to believe this isn’t actually a ca…

Paris Launches a Vehicle Sharing Program with 3,000 Electric Cars

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When Paris’ now famous bike share system Velib’ in 2007, it was a pioneer in the field. Now similar programs are popping up in major cities all over the world, and Paris is looking to break the mold again. This week the City…

Chevy Volt Earns ‘Recommended’ Rating From Consumer Reports

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But Not All is Rosy…
The Chevrolet Volt has received what is probably the second most valuable award in the automotive world, Consumer Reports’ “Recommended” rating (the first is Consumer Reports’ “Top Pick” rating). S…