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Nissan lowers price for Electric Vehicles

GM and Nissan Announce Lower Electric Vehicle Prices

For those of you who always wanted an electric vehicle but the near $36,000 price tag was a deal-breaker: your time has come.  Nissan took the first step, announcing last month an 18 percent price cut, bringing the Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) from $35,200 to just $28,800.  That’s still a lot of money, but brings the entirely electric vehicle into…

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Environmental News Wrap: Shell in Nigeria; Climate and Weather; Koch Bros. Seeks Total Domination, and more…

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: The government in the Netherlands is highlighting the environmental record of Shell’s operations in Nigeria. Oil companies get away with a lot in foreign countries and there are few things that the home country can do to hold companies like Shell accountable. Climate Change is…

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Environmental News Wrap – June 16-21

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: Must Read of the Week: Biomass energy has been touted as a smart way to deal with bio-refuse. The idea is being reexamined though because the act of burning bio-refuse is more damaging than any alternative. Also, the pay off for making biomass burning carbon…

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The rechargeable lithium-ion batteries common in everything from iPods to cell phones to laptops can store twice the energy of similarly sized nickel-metal hydride batteries and up to six times as much as their lead-acid progenitors. But these advances are only a small evolutionary step from the world‚s first battery designed by Alessandro Volta in 1800.

EarthTalk: Carbon Nanotube Battery Technology

EarthTalk® is a weekly environmental column made available to our readers from the editors of E/The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: What is the potential for carbon “nanotubes” in battery technology? I heard them referred to as the biggest battery breakthrough to come along in years. And what else can we expect to see in terms of new battery technology in…

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