Fossil Fuel Alternatives: Biofuel vs. Electric

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Alternatives to fossil fuel are becoming more popular not only because of their “green” benefits, but also because of concerns about relying on limited, imported resources to fuel cars – and economies. Biofuel and electricity, including hybrid-electric cars, have emerged as top alternatives to fossil fuel. Gasoline and diesel are called “fossil fuels” because they are derived from plant and animal remains that are millions of years old.

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Tesla Motors: The Beginning of the End for Buying Gas or Charging Batteries

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Tesla Motors – makers of the beautiful all-electric four door sports sedan Model S – not only want to move us all into driving electric vehicles; it also wants to provide the power you need to recharge your batteries, free of charge. and Canada covered so in about two years time, owners of one of Tesla’s cars will be able to drive almost anywhere in North America, free of charge. Will a “Green” Car Really Save You Money?

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Will a “Green” Car Really Save You Money?

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Having a green car can really help you feel better about how your driving habits impact the environment. Plus, green cars tend to help you save money on gas, right? After all, if you have a greener car that gets better gas mileage , you don’t have to fill up as often. However, sometimes a green car won’t save you as much as you thought. Could You Save More In The Long Run With a Non-Green Car? What About Other Types of Green Cars?

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13 Ways to Make Your Existing Car Greener and Avoid Buying a New One

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However, buying a new car isn’t in the cards for me right now, so I have to make due with the one I have. I previously wrote about how I was saving money on gasoline just by driving the speed limit but for this post I wanted to share many more tips on how to make your own car more green and eco-friendly without you having to spend a ton of dough on a new hybrid this year. Follow the instructions in your car’s manual. Shut the car off. Buy fuel-efficient tires.

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11 Ways To Make Personal Travel More Sustainable And Less Polluting

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Unless you live, work, and play in your own neighborhood and never venture outside of it, chances are you own a car or a truck. Most major cities now have bike rentals available by the hour, which sure beats renting a car for the day. Commuting to work not only saves wear and tear on your car (and wallet) but also reduces pollution – it means there is one less car on the road. Doing so eliminates car payments, insurance bills, and maintenance costs.

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More Drilling is Not The Solution We Need for Our Energy Future

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Subsidize electric cars for the masses. Increase fuel efficiency standards to a level that actually makes a difference – like 40 or 50 MPG for any and all cars sold in America. We cannot drill our way out of our pending oil and energy situation. There, I said it. There is no way we can actually drill enough holes in the earth to meet all of our current (never mind future) energy needs. It’s not possible.

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How to Save Money on Transport Costs

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Ditching your car in favour of using public transport more often is great for the environment and by not having your car on the road as much, you can do your bit for the planet. Using the Car Less. Beyond using public transport more, you can also save money and be more green by cutting down on how much you use your car: Don’t use the car for short trips. Related posts: Can Electric Cars Really Save You Money?

Eco-A Listers: Celebrities That Have Gone Green

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Movie stars, TV actors, and rockers often have huge followings, fans who copy the way they dress, the cars they drive, and even the causes they support. He has been a huge advocate of alternative energy sources, and is probably best known for his documentary “Who Killed the Electric Car?” which follows his adventures in owning, and losing, one of the first all-electric vehicles.

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