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Battery shortage triggers hybrid gridlock

10Jun08

Carmakers in the US are currently scrambling to meet the demand for hybrids and smaller, fuel efficient vehicles, as gas prices continue to surge.
Trucks and sport utility vehicles accounted for 47% of Ford’s sales as recently as February but only 34% in May, as consumers opted for compact and subcompact passenger cars. General Motors is […]


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In 2010, there will be 4200km of new highways in and around Shanghai, China that didn't exist in 2000. Varese, a town in Northern Italy, runs on 100% renewable power. The town uses a mix of wind, solar and small-scale hydropower. The town has reaped benefits from the energy network through added jobs, and an additional 350,000 euros [US $514,000] in revenues that are handed over to the council each year.

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