Sun.Jun 17, 2012

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. Formation depths and horizontal well length varies; numbers shown are approximate length and depth averages in North America.

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 [.]. Ford Green cars Latest news energy saving green cars

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

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TransFoil Systems Aerodynamic Trailer Skirts reports receiving independent verification of the fuel savings provided by its skirts for over-the-road trailers by the US EPA’s SmartWay Verification program. Trailer with skirts mounted. Source: Transfoil. Click to enlarge.

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 US Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a funding opportunity announcement ( DE-FOA-0000739 ) to identify, evaluate, and select innovative pilot- or demonstration-scale integrated biorefineries that can produce hydrocarbon fuels that meet military specifications for JP-5 (jet fuel primarily for the Navy), JP-8 (jet fuel primarily for the Air Force), or F-76 (diesel).