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Big rig gets blown over on Wyoming freeway, flattens police cruiser

A big rig navigating a stretch of windy Wyoming highway last week was blown over by high winds and landed on a Wyoming Highway Patrol cruiser.

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Trees falling like dominos caught on Aussie motorist's dashcam

Watch as a wind storm in Australia escalate in just a few seconds, from a few branches coming down to complete pandemonium. It was all captured on dashcam footage.

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Going directly downwind faster than wind, Blackbird again breaks records

Once again, reports are out about a vehicle powered solely by the wind that can outrun the wind. And once again, we expect continued debates on the subject.

Urban Green Energy's Skypump lets you drive like with the wind

We doubt that charging your electric vehicles using solar will become passé any time soon, but when it does, at least we have options when comes to fossil fuel-free electrons. Urban Green Energy is teaming with General Electric to create charging stations that funnel power from the wind directly into your EV's batteries. They even have a clever name: the skypump.

Experts warn that UK wind farms may run out of... wind

According to the UK's government statistics, 13 of the past 16 months have been less windy than average – while 2010 was the "stillest" year of the decade. Furthermore, meteorologists warn that a shift in the Atlantic jet stream could alter wind patterns over the next 40 years, leaving many of the UK's power-generating turbines without sufficient wind.

Italian designers envision amazing Solar Wind bridge

Bridges and wind turbines seem to be a match made in heaven; most bridges are generally quite tall where wind speeds are much higher and are often in exposed mountainous areas where significant cross winds develop. Obvious, right? So why does something like the "Solar Wind" bridge not already exist. Conceived by a trio of Italian designers, Francesco Colarossi, Giovanna Saracino and Luisa Saracino, their bridge design goes beyond simply adding wind turbines between the bridge's columns. This is

French automaker Renault encourages stripping for fun, profit

2011 Renault Wind – click above for high-res image gallery

Pics Aplenty: 2011 Renault Wind convertible blows in

2011 Renault Wind – Click above for high-res image gallery

Are we running out of places to build wind farms?

It seems like a strange question, but have we run out of good places to build wind farms? On the face of it, one would think that a country as large at the U.S. is a long, long way from a time when we don't have the space to put up another turbine, but that's the question that Renewable Energy World is asking. Their answer?

Geneva 2010: Renault Wind roadster drops its top

Renault Wind – Click above for high-res image gallery

AirRay concept scoops the competition with four turbines, solar panels and V2G

Fans of the normal-car-as-EV style of the Coda Sedan, you've been warned. What we have here is the AirRay, a totally unusual vehicle that (theoretically, at least) uses solar, wind and plug-in power to decrease gasoline consumption. It's also a little bit crazy.

STUDY: Lots of local, green electricity possible for most of the U.S.

One of the reasons that a vehicle powered by something other than gasoline is such a popular idea in the U.S. is that it helps us become less reliant on other countries for our transportation needs. To this end, biofuels and electric vehicles offer great potential to use local sources of energy in our vehicles. To get a handle on how much green electricity – wind, geothermal, solar, etc. – is available in the U.S., the Insitute for Local Self-Reliance

GM Centennial: How the Chevy Volt might affect the electric grid

Click above for high-res gallery of the 2011 Chevy Volt

T. Boone Pickens unveils "The Plan" - big on wind power and natural gas

If you listened to or read our post on T. Boone Pickens speaking at the AFVI Expo in May, then you know that he's a big proponent of wind power and natural gas (some say he needs to learn more about Sebastian Blanco

Ford uses wind to produce diesel engines

Wind-power is proving a popular choice for automakers in their quest to curb costs and present an environmentally-aware public face. Nissan has eight turbines at its Sunderland plant, Toyota has one planned for its Flintshire, Wales factory and even Chrysler is investing in a wind project

Try, try again: FIA puts further restrictions on F1, freezes engine development

The World Motor Sport Council of the FIA, the international racing authority that governs Formula One, among other series, has rolled out a series of restrictions on the development of F1 cars starting with the coming 2008 season.

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