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NRC report concludes hydraulic fracturing poses low risk for causing earthquakes, but risks are higher for wastewater injection wells; CCS impact undetermined

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Schematic diagram of a shale gas well following hydraulic fracture treatment, with the relative depths of local water wells shown for scale. Resources.

Ford makes huge energy saving breakthrough

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US carmaker Ford has shown that it is not just committed to reducing energy use from its vehicles – it is also dedicated to making energy savings on the manufacturing of these vehicles too. It has revealed that it has made a 22 per cent reduction in the amount of energy required to produce each [.].

TransFoil Systems receives EPA SmartWay verification for TransFoil Aerodynamic Trailer Side Skirts; 10% fuel savings

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Trailer with skirts mounted. Source: Transfoil. Click to enlarge. The trailer skirts reduce aerodynamic drag and improve fuel economy. Brief

Electric Cars for Sale Now

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A look at electric cars for sale in the US right now like the Nissan Leaf, the Chevy Volt, and the Tesla Roadster

DOE to award up to $40M for biorefineries to produce milspec drop-in hydrocarbon biofuels

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The pilot- or demonstration-scale biorefinery must be integrated from biomass input to fuel output such that the finished product can be used directly as a fuel. Ethanol from sugarcane, starch, algae, or lignocellulosic feedstocks is specifically excluded. DOE expects the selected projects to be operational as soon as possible after the award.