Scottish Island Cuts CO2 Emissions in Half

I’m sure you are wondering how an island can manage to cut their CO2 emissions in half.  Well, it started like this…just a few short years ago the residents of the Isle of Eigg did not have access to 24-hour power. They had to rely on producing their own power through diesel-powered generators, wood-burning, etc. […]

e6: Build Your Dream with Zero Emissions

Image from Back in January 2010, Chinese automaker Build Your Dream (BYD) announced they were looking at joining the U.S. Market and bringing their zero emission e6 to the U.S. by the end of this year. Two months later, the media reported that BYD was looking at moving their operations to Los Angeles. Then […]

Partial Zero Emission Vehicles

When it comes to reducing vehicle emissions you usually hear about electric or hybrid vehicles, but what about the PZEV (partial zero emission vehicle)? Are PZEVs just hype and a way for auto makers and states to say they are making a difference or are they genuinely part of the solution to lower emissions and […]

10 Everyday Things That Produce Emissions

Every day you hear something about harmful emissions and the environment. However, what does that really mean to you and me? Does it mean we need to go “cold turkey” on emission-producing products? To be honest, probably not…considering that would be pretty hard to do. Let’s take a look though at 10 different everyday things […]

A Few Tips For Lowering Your Emissions This Holiday Season

I understand lowering emissions is probably not on the top of your list this holiday, but there is no reason it couldn’t be or shouldn’t be factored in. There are many different ways you can lower emissions this holiday season and I’m not just talking about emissions from your vehicle either. Emissions come from many sources: […]

Lowering Your Environmental Impact Over the Holidays

If you haven’t already nailed down your holiday plans, you might want to consider a few factors which may help you lower your environmental impact over the holidays.  First is to decide whether you are interested in eco-friendly travel or responsible travel. And do you know what the difference is? has a simple article […]

California: Serious About Lowering Vehicle Emissions?

  In September of this year, Governor Schwarzenegger laid out the progress the state of California has made to reduce emissions since AB 32 was signed (3 years ago).   AB 32 was originally laid out as the world’s first comprehensive law to lower greenhouse gas emissions.  California wanted to set the standard for other states and nations across […]

Five Cities for the Environment (and the People)

  Image from I was reading a blog the other day on Mother Nature Network about the Top 10 Cleantech Countries and it got me thinking, what about some of the top cities?  What cities are considered being the best when it comes to being good for the environment and good for the people in them?    […]

What Can I Do About Climate Change?

  Image by biofriendly  When it comes to lowering your carbon footprint and doing something about climate change there are many actions each of us can take.  Now, you may ask yourself, “I’m just one person, what can I really do?”.  As far as I’m concerned, it’s going to be people just like you and me who are going to be […]

Gasoline Tricks and Treats

  Image by ^riza^  Now that we are going to be heading into the holidays, I figured I’d give you a few tricks and treats you can use to make the most out of your vehicle’s gasoline consumption.  These tips can be used anytime actually whether gasoline prices are up or down or whether you are driving […]