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T. Boone Pickens: Time to get serious about oil independence

February 24th, 2011

You may or may not agree with T.Boone Pickens’ theory that natural gas is the best bridge fuel to the future. Some people, especially those living atop “fracked” and soon-to-be fracked gas shale formations, worry that drilling can contaminate water supplies and emit harmful air pollution. For them, the fact that natural gas burns much cleaner than gasoline does not adequately compensate for these environmental threats. Still, there’s no arguing that the celebrated Texas oilman makes a strong point about America’s costly oil dependence.

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Green Test Drive: Hybrid elegance, the Lexus HS 250h

January 26th, 2010

By Clint Williams
Green Right Now

The 2010 Lexus HS 250h doesn’t drive by itself, but properly tricked out it comes pretty close. And the HS 250h does this while getting the sort of fuel economy associated with a much less comfortable, much less elegant, much less golllleee compact car.

Lexus HS 250h

Lexus HS 250h

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Find your car’s gas mileage and green scores on new EPA website

October 15th, 2009

Green Right Now Reports

EPA Green Options

The EPA has issued a new fuel economy guide for consumers that goes beyond the already standing website, fueleconomy.gov.

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