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Saudi Prince Worries We Might Find Alternatives to Oil

As the price of oil continues to rise amid political and social unrest in the Middle East, there’s one unlikely advocate for making fossil fuels cheaper — someone who stands to profit from the world’s addiction to oil — Saudi Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal. In a revealing interview with CNN, the grandson of the current […]

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Why Higher Oil Prices are Leading to Reduced Clean Energy Investment

There’s been a lot of investment and deployment in renewable energy technologies for power generation and for displacing petroleum products, but as far as we’ve come over such a short time, and as much as triple-digit oil prices are helping to accelerate the transition, the disturbing fact is that higher-priced oil is leading to dramatically […]

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Why is it so difficult to wean ourselves from fossil fuels?

Why is it so difficult to wean ourselves from fossil fuels? The answer is a surprisingly simple one. A clarifying insight comes from comparing different energy sources in terms of their energy content. Using 1 million BTUs as a standard for comparison, let’s look at how much it costs to get that much energy from […]

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The 12 Most Affordable Fuel-Efficient New Cars

Forget the buzz about hybrid and electric cars. For the budget conscious, these are your best buy new cars. These 12 models each get 30 mpg or better, and cost less than $17,500 – including the cost of a year’s worth of fuel. 1 of 12 2011 Hyundai Accent Cost: $9,985 Fuel economy: 30 mpg […]

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Green Oil?

Here’s a dirty secret from the clean industry: WE LOVE HIGH OIL PRICES! That’s right. When the rest of the world is in a panic over the rising economic and political costs of escalating oil prices, we’re thinking “expensive oil = green oil”. Why, you ask? Well… People re-consider consumption habits. For starters, check out […]

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Green Driving Tips (beat the fuel price hikes!)

The current hide crude oil prices will affect the global community; fuel prices are on the rise, especially in South Africa. Here’s how to get more mileage from your fuel tank: Green driving doesn’t necessarily mean replacing your old car with a ‘green car’.  Hybrid cars are often expensive and come at a greater, unseen […]

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Time’s Top 5 Green Energy Inventions of 2010

Time Magazine has revealed its 50 top innovations of 2010. These include inventions spanning across several categories. Here is a summary of Time’s best green energy inventions of 2010:

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