Volvo to Make Plug-In Diesel Hybrid Based on V60 Wagon in 2012

October 21, 2010 by  
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Photo: Volvo A lot of people have been waiting for a very long time for a production diesel-hybrid model. A couple years ago, it looked like Volkswagen was going to make a diesel-hybrid Golf , but a few months later it was canceled because ” too expensive for production “

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Today on Planet 100: The Harmony of Prince Charles (Video)

October 21, 2010 by  
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Lighting for the Home is Getting Interesting

October 11, 2010 by  
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Photo: B. Alter It’s hard to decide upon lighting for home; either it’s too designer or too expensive or Ikea is out of stock. To continue the World Cup spirit, here is the Vuvuzela lamp.

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11 Practical Reasons to Buy an Electric Car

January 12, 2010 by  
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Over the holidays I saw at least two lists dueling it out as to why electric cars may or may not be in your future. Those lists spanned the gamut from “ Dude, they’re too expensive! “, to “ Oil’s peaking, get off petroleum now! ” But, although they brought up some food for thought, what those lists didn’t cover were the practical reasons to consider buying some kind of electric car (pure electric or extended range electric) in the next couple of years

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6 Bird Species Go to Amazing and Very Different Lengths to Find a Mate.

January 12, 2010 by  
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This post presents amazing video clips of the courtship behaviour of six birds. Such amazing behaviour that is linked to appearance and build is worth thinking about just over 200 hundred years after the birth of Darwin. The post simply explains the behaviour in a single paragraph, gives a link for further study and leaves the reader to watch the short video

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Electric Car Batteries May Cost Too Much For Energy Grid Storage

November 30, 2009 by  
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The idea of using electric cars to store energy for the power grid is a good one, I think . Unfortunately, it may be too expensive at this time to make any sense, according to one recent cost analyst.

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