Green Transportation

The latest and greatest on the many ways to move around, from electric cars and hybrid vehicles to commuter and electric bikes.

Mother Goes on an Renewable Fuel Tour

By the MOTHER EARTH NEWS editors

You've converted your truck to alcohol fuel. Now what? Go on a renewable fuel tour to promote it, of course!

The Zeithamer Family: Alcohol Fuel at Work

By the MOTHER EARTH NEWS editors

The high cost of conventional petroleum fuels have led one Minnesota farming family to make their own alcohol fuel.

Scott Skylar Leads the Charge for Alcohol Powered Cars

By the MOTHER EARTH NEWS editors

A former senatorial aide is promoting alcohol-powered cars by driving around Washington, DC in a vehicle he converted to alcohol fuel himself.

Mass Transportation Ridership is on the Rise

From Grist, by Susie Cagle

Mass transportation is on the rise in the U.S. Bus systems, light rail, commuter rail and heavy rail have all seen increases in ridership.


Mother's Wood-Powered Truck

By the MOTHER EARTH NEWS editors

Our research team's wood gas experiments have been so successful they've used their gas generator to run a wood powered truck.

1999 Green Transportation Advances: E85 Fuel, Hybrid Cars and Fuel Cells

By Sam Martin

Right before the new millennium, automakers and vehicle technology innovators are looking to decrease emissions and bring new, greener cars to the masses. Originally published as "'Cell'ing New Fuel" in the August/September 1999 issue of MOTHER EARTH NEWS.

Gas Likely to Hit $3 a Gallon by Summer

From EERE Network News

Gasoline prices and diesel prices are projected to rise in the coming months because of increased consumption. Find out the projected fuel cost averages for 2010 and 2011.

Cash for Clunkers Replaces 700,000 Vehicles with More Efficient Models

From EERE Network News

The numbers are in on Cash for Clunkers, and the program brought about even greater gains in fuel economy than it set out to. Find out which vehicles were the top trade-ins, which vehicles were the top purchased with program rebates, and how the program affected car companies.

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Aug. 5-6, 2017
Albany, Ore.

Discover a dazzling array of workshops and lectures designed to get you further down the path to independence and self-reliance.