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Hurricane Matthew approaches Florida in this satellite image taken at 1 p.m., October   6. Photo: NASA

Hurricane Matthew Storm Surge: How to Evaluate Its Potential Magnitude and Impacts

, senior climate scientist

The dangers of seawater bursting into neighborhoods can be quite unexpected for those who have never experienced a hurricane of the immense power of Matthew. Read more >

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The Road to High Octane Fuels

, senior scientist, Clean Vehicles

The biofuels world is abuzz with talk of high octane fuel.  Ethanol trade groups weighed in recently with regulators on the role of higher octane fuel in meeting fuel economy targets.  Their interest in gasoline and fuel economy might seem odd, except that their plan is to deliver higher octane gasoline by increasing the amount of ethanol blended into it. Read more >

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Photo: NASA

Matthew Is the Most Powerful Atlantic Hurricane in a Generation. Here’s What You Need to Know.

, climate scientist

This is a gravely serious storm. Many of today’s East Coast residents have never experienced a hurricane of this magnitude and power, nor much considered the risks. Now they have a matter of hours to prepare. Read more >

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EV Sales Hit a New High-Water Mark, Despite Low Oil Prices and Lack of Availability

, senior engineer, Clean Vehicles

Electric vehicle sales in the United States just hit a new record. Over 45,000 EVs were sold in the third quarter of 2016, up more than 60 percent from the same time a year ago. This new high comes despite continued lower-than-average oil prices, a factor often cited as hampering EV sales. Read more >

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Climate Policy: Physical Reliability vs Economic Philosophy

, senior energy analyst, Climate & Energy Program

As states get serious about reducing climate-harming carbon pollution, their decisions will guide how the electrical grid changes, for better or worse. These decisions are central to the people who actually plan and manage the grid—the grid operators—who have shown varying degrees of willingness to embrace a clean energy economy. Read more >

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