Profile of Cora Nucci
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Articles by Cora Nucci
posted in August 2008
Check out our image gallery with pictures of GM's upcoming Chevy Volt hybrid, and Tesla Motors' groundbreaking all-electric Roadster.
One year after coming on line, a $3.9 million wind turbine is generating a third of a Massachusetts ski resort's power. See images of how the turbine was installed.
We Americans love our corn. The documentary film King Corn shows just how much, by tracking the grain in our pork, beef, bread, soda, chicken, french fries, even spaghetti sauce. Some day, even our pockets may be full of kernals, now that Samsung has developed an "eco-phone" made from a corn-based bio-plastic.
Cutting back on electricity use can trim a company's power bills only to a point. To really make a dent, businesses are beginning to generate their own juice to supplement what they buy off the grid.
Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) are the darlings of auto shows, forward-thinking consumers, bloggers, and the gang at Google. Unfortunately, you can't stroll into Crazy Larry's PHEV Hut and drive one off the lot today. The quickest way to plug in is to order a Prius conversion kit from an after-market supplier.
GM's Chevy Volt is a plug-in hybrid concept car. Tesla Motors' Roadster is an all-electric vehicle in production. We peek under the hoods of both.
GM's staggering $15 billion loss in the second quarter is the kind of event that may send the automaker into the arms of Ford to make "sweet, sweet engine collaboration love."
The financial news from GM Friday is much worse than expected. The $15 billion second-quarter loss could send the automaker into a crippling skid -- unless GM rededicates itself to getting its plug-in hybrid cars to market -- fast.