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Honda plans to unveil its latest hydrogen fuel cell vehicle, the Honda FCEV Concept, at the Los Angeles Auto Show later this month. There are few details about the zero-emissions vehicle available, but many believe the car will be similar to the Honda FCX Clarity, Honda's first hydrogen fuel cell vehicle. The company has said it won't launch the newest alternative fuel car until 2015 in the U.S. and Japan. Though there's been a lot of hype about the potential of electric cars, such as the luxury electric Tesla, automakers seem to be flocking to hydrogen fuel cells as of late. Toyota is expected to reveal a hydrogen-powered sedan at the Tokyo Motor Show this month. Hyundai has been testing a fuel-cell version of the Tucson in Southern California. And General Motors' fleet of fuel-cell vehicles has already logged about 1 million miles collectively. Why are so many aut... (more)

New Pennsylvania Bill Proposes Changes to Deregulated Energy Market

Pennsylvania deregulated its energy market in the late 1990s, giving consumers a choice between purchasing energy supply from a retail energy supplier or default service from their utility. But a new bill may change the system, eliminating the utility's ability to sell energy supply. Instead, Pennsylvania residents would be forced to switch to a retail supplier. The bill, submitted by Sen. Bob Mensch, a Republican from Montgomery, states that consumers who don't choose a retail supplier by June 2015 would be placed in a competitive auction in which retail energy suppliers could ... (more)

So Hot Right Now [Infograghic]

Love it or hate it, the longer warmer days of summer are when many Americans take vacations, enjoy the outdoors and find creative ways to beat the heat. Apparently, the SaveOnEnergy team is particularly fond of summertime.  They partnered with Column 5, a design company, to take a closer look at how peak energy consumption is effected by the hot summer months compared to the other seasons. They also showed the correlation between renewables, fossil fuels, and traditional coal/nuclear generation during those same months. Lastly, they've highlighted the states with highest consumpt... (more)