The Best of Fast Company: USPS Gets Efficient, An Astrofurf FAIL, and New Ideas for Existing Energies

This week at Fast Company, we looked at the U.S. Postal Service's cash-saving energy efficiency initiatives, the American Petroleum Institute's failed astroturf event, a natural gas taxi plan from T. Boone Pickens, and the future of modular nuclear reactors.

USPS has attracted attention in the past for its plan to buy a fleet of fuel-efficient vehicles, but the Postal Service has also saved millions with energy efficient retrofits to its buildings.

The American Petroleum Institute is trying to stop the Waxman-Markey climate change bill from passing with a series of fake grassroots events. See how they bungled the first one here.

Former Texas oilman T. Boone Pickens failed to get his massive wind power project off the ground, but that hasn't stopped him from adopting natural gas-powered taxis as a new pet project. Does his latest scheme have a fighting chance?

Small, modular nuclear reactors are all the rage among energy buffs. Now a startup called NuScale has a plan to replace traditional nuclear power plants with its mini nuclear modules.

Tags: Fuel Efficiency | Nuclear Power | Oil | Transportation

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