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April 16, 2012
One of the competitors from the Michelin Green X Challenge. | Photo courtesy of Green Racing.
Green Racing's Impact on the Automotive World

The Energy Department is harnessing the innovation of the racing world to improve the efficiency of vehicles -- both on and off the track.

April 12, 2012
Breaking a Cycle-Free Lifestyle for Earth Day

One woman works through traumatic bicycle-related experiences while contemplating the purchase of a new bike for Earth Day.

April 6, 2012
The Energy Department announced up to $4 million to develop wireless chargers for electric vehicles. | Graphic courtesy of the Vehicle Technologies Program.
Announcing $4 Million For Wireless EV Charging

Imagine being able to charge an electric vehicle without ever having to plug-in. A new funding opportunity from the Energy Department seeks to accomplish just that.

April 4, 2012
This Month on Energy Savers: March 2012

We also covered some driving tips to help save money at the pump, ideas for new parents, and unveiled how you can connect with energy savings tips on the go.

March 20, 2012
Police cars in Tallahassee, FL are using EECBG funding from the Recovery Act to reduce idle time and save fuel and taxpayer money. | Courtesy of Tallahassee Police Department.
Saving Gas While Fighting Crime in Tallahassee

To help reverse the trend of letting police cars idle (and waste fuel), the City of Tallahassee, Florida’s Fleet Management Division has designed and built its own Less Idle Time (LIT) package and has installed the equipment in 27 police cars using EECBG funding through the Recovery Act.

March 19, 2012
America's Clean, Efficient Fleets: An Infographic

Check out our brand new infographic on how the National Clean Fleets Partners are significantly reducing their petroleum use.

March 19, 2012
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We Want to Hear From You: Live Twitter Q&A Tuesday at Noon

Join us at 12PM ET on Tuesday, March 20, for a live Twitter Q&A with Mark Smith from the Energy Department’s Clean Cities program

March 16, 2012
Energy Savings Tips on the Go: Check Out the New Energy Savers Mobile Site

For years, many of you have found energy-saving tips about how to save money and energy at home, in your vehicle, and at work on our EnergySavers desktop site.

March 14, 2012
Driving Green: Spring has Sprung, but don't 'Spring Ahead'

With gas prices skyrocketing, it may be time to evaluate your driving habits.

March 12, 2012
Idle Free System's frame rail unit mounted onto the chassis rail of a truck. Idle Free produces battery-powered, idle-elimination systems that lower fuel costs and CO2 emissions while retaining power to a truck’s cab. | Courtesy of Idle Free Systems.
"Idle Free Systems" Does Not Stand Idly by

How can truck drivers who spend nights on the road avoid the fuel and maintenance costs that occur with discretionary idling? One Recovery Act-funded Wisconsin business has the answer.