5/4/08 --- A PLAN FOR ENERGY. A guiding document from local governments in Colorado for building sustainable energy and cutting greenhouse gas emissions could be followed globally.
5/7/08 --- SKIP THE GAS TAX HOLIDAY: OPEN U.S. BORDERS TO EFFICIENT CARS. Protectionist policies keep fuel thrifty vehicles out of US showrooms.
5/11/08 --- STORING ELECTRICITY AS HEAT. A thermal mass in a building can be warmed with electricity generated at off-peak hours – saving the heat for later.
5/16/08 --- GEARING UP FOR ELECTRIC DRIVE. An electric drive revolution may be about to start. Preparations are needed.
5/17/08 --- INVESTING IN EFFICIENCY. Energy efficiency has cut energy consumption in half in the US since 1970. It’s a job and economy builder too.
5/20/08 --- THE MOST DIFFICULT TASK. Cutting energy consumption and greenhouse gases is the most difficult task the US has ever faced.
5/23/08 --- WIDE OPEN SPACES FOR WIND. The center of the US is ripe for a wind energy bonanza: Bring the power to the coasts.
5/29/08 --- THE TRUTH ABOUT OIL. In the midst of an oil shock leadership is lacking; public discussion on oil is needed.
6/5/08 --- McCAIN AND OBAMA: GREEN ENERGY ON THEIR SIDE. The growing industry of clean, renewable and efficient energy could help the next president face daunting challenges.
6/7/08 --- BEATING THE HIGH COST OF GAS. Some ways to save, some complaining to do.
6/12/08 --- CHUCK THE GUZZLER OR WAIT? When is it time to dump the gas guzzler for something more efficient?
6/13/07 --- DON’T BURY IT, MAKE THINGS FROM CARBON DIOXIDE. Can greenhouse gas emissions be cut if we put them to work?
6/14/07 --- FLOATING, OVER THE HORIZON, WIND ENERGY. Testing begins in 2009 for world’s first floating wind turbine.
6/17/08 --- LITHIUM TODAY, TOMORROW HYDROGEN. Hydrogen is everywhere on the planet. Lithium isn’t.
6/19/08 --- BETTER THAN PLAYING GASOLINE POLITICS: A CRASH PROGRAM IN FUEL EFFICIENCY. The price of gas is on track to be an election issue.
6/21/08 --- THE STRUGGLING AIRLINES: BRING BACK PROPELLERS OR BREW NEW FUELS. Hungry jet engines are trouble for the airlines.
6/25/08 --- A PRIZE FOR A BETTER BATTERY? President-hopeful Sen. McCain’s $300 million battery prize should include swappable and mechanically rechargeable batteries.
6/28/08 --- FORGET WASHINGTON: ACT LOCALLY. The nation, the world, is way behind in efforts to reduce consumption of cheap fossil energy and emissions of greenhouse gases.
6/30/08 --- SILENCE IS NOT ALWAYS GOLDEN. For the safety of the blind, pedestrians and animals quiet electrically-driven vehicles might have to make some noise.
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