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The truth about the forthcoming endangered cities

The truth about the forthcoming endangered cities

Gone are the days when the term ‘endangered’ was being cascaded to animals or di...

Elemooni: Eco-friendliness for kids

Elemooni: Eco-friendliness for kids

A new group of nano explorers could change the way children learn about positive...

R.E.S. Americas orders 166 MW-worth of wind turbines from Vestas

R.E.S. Americas orders 166 MW-worth of wind turbines from Vestas

Wind turbine manufacturer Vestas has received an order from Renewable Energy Sys...

N.R.D.C. fights back, counters discrediting advertisements through TV ads

N.R.D.C. fights back, counters discrediting advertisements through TV ads

New York-based environmental advocacy group Natural Resources Defense Council ha...

North Caucasus hydropower to increase with three new projects from RusHydro

North Caucasus hydropower to increase with three new projects from RusHydro

Three small hydropower plants developed by RusHydroare set to begin construction...

Discrediting advertisements on carbon pollution standards outrages organizations

Discrediting advertisements on carbon pollution standards outrages organizations

The Natural Resources Defense Council, and more than two dozen organizations, is...

Supercritical steam for super productive solar thermal plants

Supercritical steam for super productive solar thermal plants

By using supercritical steam, solar thermal power plants could produce enough en...

Business

Technology

Minimizing the glare of L.E.D. lights for safer night time driving

Minimizing the glare of L.E.D. lights for safer night time driving

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

While the use of light emitting diode technology or L.E.D.s are rising – mostly due to their energy-efficiency – there is some concern that the harsh ...

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Politics

Living Green

Painless solutions to achieving sustainability democracy

Painless solutions to achieving sustainability democracy

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

This famous sustainability quote of Aldous Huxley, can tell us a lesson: to stop destroying our environment because it takes a lot of hard work to rep...

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Renewables

EDF purchases wind farm to provide clean power to Microsoft

EDF purchases wind farm to provide clean power to Microsoft

Sunday, 20 July 2014

A 175 megawatt-wind farm 60 miles southwest of the city of Chicago in Illinois has been purchased by EDF Renewable Energy. The Pilot Hill Wind Project...

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Low-Carbon

Tips on cutting costs in the construction industry

Tips on cutting costs in the construction industry

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

The term ‘cost-cutting’ is usually looked upon with overriding feelings of doubt, uncertainty, anxiety, and generally as a period of impending hardshi...

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Opinion

Unsustainable urban life: What's next?

Unsustainable urban life: What's next?

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Nutrition plays a critical role in everyone’s chance at a better future. Hunger, said Benjamin Franklin once, is the best pickle. Some say “pickle”...

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Pre-orders for Hyundai hybrid exceed 1,000


Hyundai’s Elantra LPI Hybrid is set to arrive in Korean showrooms on July 8. It is the world’s first hybrid to use liquefied petroleum gas and lithium polymer batteries. Image sourced from Hyundai

Hyundai is reporting pre-launch orders of more than 1,000 for its first hybrid vehicle. The Elantra LPI Hybrid is set to arrive in Korean showrooms on July 8. It is the world’s first hybrid to use liquefied petroleum gas and lithium polymer batteries.

The orders have exceeded expectations, with Hyundai announcing on July 2 that in just two weeks, the company had received more than 1,000 pre-launch orders in Korea. This despite the fact that Korean customers are still largely unacquainted with hybrid vehicles and that the Elantra’s price is expected to be higher than conventional gas versions.

In Korea, the main purchaser of the Elantra compact has traditionally been younger. Hence, the fact that 60% of contractors for this hybrid version are 40 years of age or older signifies the increased interest in fuel efficiency and heightened environmental awareness among older drivers.

Hyundai is confident that the Elantra LPI hybrid, propelled by a Liquefied Petroleum Injected engine, will exceed competitors in terms of fuel efficiency and environmental protection.


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Katrice R. Jalbuena


Source:

1 http://worldwide.hyundai.com/

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