Ford's 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine on display at the Paris Auto Show in 2012. (Photo by Autoblog via Creative Commons)

As electric future unfolds, gasoline remains king

Electric vehicle technology has a bright future, says a leading industry analyst, but the focus for the near future will continue to be developing internal-combustion engines that meet tightening economy standards while still being affordable to consumers.


Traverse City takes a lead on energy efficiency

In Traverse City, Michigan, an unusual level of cooperation between government, local businesses, the Chamber of Commerce, nonprofits and homeowners in creating more energy-efficient buildings is becoming a model for the rest of the state.