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10 Simple Tips for an Energy Efficient Summer

As we enter the dog days of summer, it's time to refresh yourself with some easy ways to save energy while staying cool. Here are ten tips to help you use energy more efficiently and save money at the same time.

The Solar Road Not Yet Taken

With a powerful vision, Solar Roadways aims to vastly improve the nation's highways, use solar energy technology to power the country and provide LED lighting and computing to make driving safer. With the help of a clever video and social media they are creating a viral sensation with a IndieGoGo campaign to help make their vision a reality.

Our Heroes: Leslie Moyer of Post Carbon Institute

Leslie Moyer is the director of Post Carbon Institute's Energy Reality Campaign. Read Leslie's interview to learn about her work with artists and energy, the undeserved un-sexiness of energy conservation and a particularly mind-blowing uphill car ride.

Coming to a Store Near You

Out of sight and out of mind, huge container ships glide from port to port, bringing us the goodies we crave, but what's their real cost?

Top Ten Energy Tools from Around the Web

Check out our Top Ten tools and calculators from around the web that can help you figure out your relationship with energy: how it's used, how it's produced and how you can use it more efficiently.

The Great Biofuel Greenwash

Oil industry giants have been pushing a wave of biofuel advertising, but the nature of such fuel is complex; just look at its many different "generations." Too often, this complexity mixed with the promise of clean, renewable biofuels descends into greenwashing.

Local Food Hub - Solving the Distribution Issue

Local Food Hub has two arms: a distribution warehouse in Ivy, Virginia; the second, an educational farm in Scottsville, Virginia. The farm is certified organic with two farm managers, three apprentices and this summer, interns from Charlottesville High School who helped out at the farm three days a week. Emily explained that "many of them did not like it at first, but they get a lot out of being out on the land and seeing where their food comes from."

The Electric Car Exacts its Revenge

Just five years ago, director Chris Paine asked "Who Killed the Electric Car?" With his new film, "Revenge of the Electric Car," we get the inside story of how the EV has been reborn.

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