8 Top Energy Efficient Clothes Washers for 2013

May 30, 2013

Considering the purchase of a new energy efficient washing machine this year? Read this post first. According to the ENERGY STAR website, the average American family washes about 300 loads of laundry each year. In order for a clothes washer to be ENERGY STAR qualified, it must use 20% less energy and 35% less water […]

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2013 Diesel Cars in the USA: Here’s the Lineup

February 15, 2013

Thinking about buying a new 2013 diesel car and looking at the options? We’re here to help. Diesel offerings continue to gain ground. New for 2013 are the BMW 33d Sports Wagon, Chevy Cruze Diesel sedan, Mercedes GL250 BlueTEC SUV,  Porsche Cayenne Diesel SUV, and the Volkswagen Beetle TDI. With tougher diesel emissions standards being […]

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2014 Mercedes CLA sedan: More Aerodynamic than a Prius or Tesla!

January 15, 2013

When you think about the most aerodynamic cars, you typically think of the high mileage hybrid or even full electric cars like the Tesla or the Prius. But Mercedes has taken aerodynamics to a new level with the 2014 CLA sedan, that should hit showrooms in the fall of 2013. As Mercedes describes it: With […]

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2014 Audi Clean Diesels Coming to USA: A8, A7, A6 and Q5

December 4, 2012

Audi introduced not one but four clean diesel models at the L.A. Auto Show on November 29th. The 2014 A8, A7, A6 and Q5 will all be offered in a TDI clean diesel model. Each TDI vehicle will feature a 3.0 TDI V6 engine that delivers as much as 30 percent better fuel economy and […]

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2014 Mazda 6: first Japanese clean diesel car to hit the USA market

December 1, 2012

We’ve waited and waited for a Japanese car manufacturer to bring a clean diesel engine to the USA market, Mazda’s long-awaited clean diesel is finally coming. They announced Thursday at the L.A. Auto Show that the all-new 2014 Mazda6 will be offered with a SKYACTIVE-D 2.2-liter diesel engine. The diesel-equipped version will arrive at dealerships […]

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2013 Hybrid Cars in the USA: Here’s the Lineup

October 26, 2012

Wondering what’s in store for 2013 hybrid vehicles? There are plenty in the works for 2013 and beyond. New vehicles being introduced include the Acura ILX Hybrid, Audi Q5 Hybrid, BMW ActiveHybrid 3, Chevy Malibu Eco, Ford C-MAX Hybrid, Lexus ES 300h, Mercedes E400 Hybrid, Toyota Prius C and Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid. Note that we […]

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2013 Electric Cars in the USA: Here’s the Lineup

August 24, 2012

The number of electric car offerings continue to grow at a rapid pace. The options are getting more diverse and the price is coming down a bit. Just 7 EVs were available in 2011, but there will be 16 by the end of 2012 and an additional 19 models are scheduled for 2013 and beyond. […]

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2012 Mercedes-Benz S350 BlueTEC Diesel: Review Roundup

June 8, 2012

Shopping for a 2012 clean diesel car and thinking about the 2012 Mercedes-Benz S350 BlueTEC diesel sedan? Here’s a summary of major reviews of the vehicle to help you decide. Be sure to leave a comment at the bottom if you have questions, or something to add! The Mercedes S350 is equipped with a 3.0 […]

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2012 Volkswagen Touareg TDI Diesel SUV: Review Roundup

June 6, 2012

Shopping for a 2012 clean diesel vehicle and thinking about the 2012 VW Touareg TDI SUV? Here’s a summary of major reviews of the vehicle to help you decide. Be sure to leave a comment at the bottom if you have questions, or something to add! The 2012 Touareg TDI comes in three styles — […]

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Eco-Friendly Wedding Ideas

June 4, 2012

Even if your wedding color isn’t green, you may still want a “greener” wedding. Whether we are talking about a quiet, quaint experience of only a few dozen close family and friends, or a party for 200 guests, all weddings are major events which can have a large carbon footprint and produce a lot of […]

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