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In the drink

On the night before this past Thanksgiving, Kenny Howe, father of three, was returning home to Worcester.
At holiday roadside sobriety checkpoints, drivers check in, but they don't always check out. Even ones who are sober.
By OTIS JAMES  |  January 01, 2010

Letters to the Editor: August 28, 2009

The venting of wind-power skeptics in the Phoenix piece " What's Wrong With Wind Power " (by Deirdre Fulton, August 21) really misses a major point — global warming. When we finally get down to grappling with dangerous climate disruption all forms of
Letters to the Portland Editor
By PORTLAND PHOENIX LETTERS  |  August 28, 2009
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The crash course

It was a sunny but brisk Friday afternoon in March when my bike was hit.
What to do when you have your next bike accident
By CAITLIN E. CURRAN  |  May 08, 2009
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Engine notes

The big question with Top Gear, the popular British consumer-car show (in perpetual reruns on BBC America), is this: will it succeed in denting my colossal lack of curiosity about cars?
Top Gear hits heavy traffic
By JAMES PARKER  |  May 08, 2009

Newport company touts grease as a gas competitor

While the return of gas prices to a more palatable level has stifled public discontent for now, it's hard to predict when the next oil shock may occur.
Energy
By CARROLL ANDREW MORSE  |  November 12, 2008
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Hydrogen cars come and go

Despite a lingering lack of infrastructure and research dollars, hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles and their zero-emission technology are being hailed as our environmental saviors.
Fuel sell
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  August 05, 2008


Portland scene report: November 23, 2007

If anything, the play list has gotten older (we heard Crash Test Dummies the other day, which was frightening), and we’ve yet to hear a local song as we flip through the stations.
Sibilance starts now
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  November 20, 2007
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Green day

More than 85 percent of a concert’s damage to the environment comes from fans.
The local musician’s guide to touring with an eco-conscience
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  November 07, 2007
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Greased lightning

Oil has been discovered in a Brighton backyard.
Powering the anti – fossil fuel revolution, one fried catfish at a time
By MIKE MILIARD  |  November 07, 2007

The problem with teenage drivers


Reforms take a deliberate approach to improving safety
By BRIAN C JONES  |  August 20, 2007


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Fender bender

Recent signs on Beacon Hill indicate to some that Deval Patrick is not quite the progressive, populist lefty that many of his supporters — and detractors — think he is.
Last year, opponents thought they had killed auto-insurance reform for good. Its resurrection could be a headache for Deval Patrick.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  July 26, 2007
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Letters to the Portland editor: June 15, 2007

My love of racing and love of the environment have been at odds with each other as my environmental awareness has increased.
Racing green
By LETTERS TO THE PORTLAND PHOENIX  |  June 13, 2007
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Mel practice

Was I the only one baffled by the daffy, incoherent comments of an oddly bearded Mel Gibson when he was interviewed in the documentary Who Killed the Electric Car ?
And a great new Iraq documentary at the MFA
By GERALD PEARY  |  August 09, 2006
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Who Killed the Electric Car?

In 1993, California passed a mandate that in 10 years 10 percent of cars sold in the state would have to produce zero emissions. Watch the trailer for Who Killed the Electric Car (QuickTime)
Ably marrying eco-documentary with murder mystery
By MATTIAS FREY  |  July 05, 2006
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Slow + steady

On May 11, local artist and alternative car enthusiast C. Michael Lewis will compete in the 18th annual Tour de Sol Green Car Show and Competition.
Portland artist to race in Tour de Sol
By SARA DONNELLY  |  April 26, 2006


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Natural gas

Ten of Portland’s 200 municipal vehicles will run on biodiesel rather than conventional fuel as part of a pilot program launched last week.
Portland Public Works pilots a biodiesel program
By SARA DONNELLY  |  April 05, 2006