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President Obama checks out Volt and Focus Electric at LG Chem plant site

U.S. President Barack Obama gets out of a Chevrolet Volt – Click above for high-res image gallery

Obama calls for $1,000 consumer energy rebates

Finding it tough to come up with the cash to keep your tank full? You are most definitely not alone. To offset the rising cost of gas in the country, Democratic Presidential candidate Barack Obama has called for a new $1,000 consumer energy rebate, which he says, "will be enough to offset the increased cost of gas for a working family over the next four months." From what we can gather, the actual rebate amount would be $500 for an individual or $1000 for a married couple.

Obama joins the anti-McCain battery prize league

John McCain's (R) plan to give the advanced hybrid battery industry a boost sounds promising. I mean, a $300m prize to the company that can deliver a better, cheaper battery? What's not to like? Well, plenty, apparently.

Barack on a bike

With the gas tax idea hopefully safely behind us and just two major party political contenders left in the race for president of the U.S., the Democratic Party's presumptive nominee, Barack Obama, spent some time over the weekend acting like still President Bush (kind of) by riding around on emissions-free, two-wheeled transpor

"Dumb on all counts" - the experts chime in on the gas tax holiday idea

Photo by Ewen and Donabel. Licensed under Creative Commons license 2.0.

Zipcar-driving voters in Philly choose Obama

Not quite sure what to make of this, but on a day when America's political eye is turned to Pennsylvania, Zipcar would like us all to know that the car-sharing company took a weeklong poll of Zipcar members in Philadelphia and found that Barack Obama was the runaway winner with 59 percent of the "vote." Hillary Clinton came in second with 25 percent and John McCain trailed with 16 percent. Of course, the "votes" were not simple "who do you like best?" questi