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Diesel Fuel From Air: Neat Idea, Very Inefficient Use Of Energy

Diesel Fuel From Air: Neat Idea, Very Inefficient Use Of Energy

It sounds like an intriguing idea: Make diesel fuel from air rather than fossil-fuel petroleum. Better yet, make it from carbon dioxide--the greenhouse gas whose concentration in the atmosphere has risen precipitously since the dawn of the Industrial Age. Diesel fuel, after all, is a hydrocarbon... read more

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State With Dirtiest Power Grid Had Highest Electric-Car Incentive, But Now Only For Natural-Gas, LPG Cars (UPDATED)

Life is full of little ironies. And life in the 50 states that make up the United States of America is full of inconsistencies, including those among electric-car incentives... read more July 16, 2015 by 

Chevrolet Spark EV at CCS fast charging station in San Diego.

In Just One Year, Electric Cars Have Gotten Cleaner: How'd They Do That?

Electric cars have no tailpipe emissions, but their overall impact on the environment includes the electricity generated to recharge their batteries. The carbon emissions... read more December 18, 2014 by 

Barack Obama speaking Detroit Economic Club

U.S. And China Agree To Curb Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Presidents Say

For the first time ever, China has agreed to limit its greenhouse-gas emissions, under a deal announced this morning between Chinese president Xi Jinping and U.S. president... read more November 12, 2014 by 

2014 Ford F-150 2WD SuperCrew 145" XLT Grille

Improving Fuel Efficiency: Should Focus Be Trucks, Not Hybrids?

Environmentalists often laud hybrid-electric vehicles because their fuel-sipping powertrains result in lower levels of gas use and polluting emissions. Because of the... read more November 11, 2014 by 

Pickup truck "rolling coal"

Time Running Out, Global Carbon Emission Must Fall To Zero: UN Panel

While mankind has been pumping carbon into the atmosphere since the discovery of fire, the modern era of carbon emissions began roughly 250 years ago. Now a new report by... read more November 10, 2014 by 

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2015 VW e-Golf, 2016 Audi A3 e-tron Get Carbon Offset Program, Offer Of Home-Solar Systems

When it comes to carbon emissions, there's more to consider than what comes out of a car's tailpipe (if it has one). For buyers looking to cancel out the emissions involved... read more August 6, 2014 by 

Factory (Image: Flickr user Paul Falardeau, used under CC License)

Will Your Car One Day Capture All Its Carbon Emissions?

Producing carbon dioxide is an unavoidable part of burning fuel in cars. The problem with this of course is that carbon dioxide is a greenhouse gas. And the more cars there... read more June 27, 2014 by 

Ferrari LaFerrari

Even Ferrari To Cut Carbon Emissions, With Hybrid V-12 & Turbo V-8 Engines

The fastest, most expensive sports cars and supercars must constantly boost performance to stay competitive--and now they're also having to cut their carbon emissions at the... read more June 24, 2014 by 

Chrome exhaust pipe

Atmospheric Carbon Is Higher, Faster, This Year Than Last

While stricter emissions standards for cars are slowly starting to take effect, the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere continues to rise. Levels of atmospheric carbon... read more May 5, 2014 by 

Traffic at the I-10 & I-405 interchange in Los Angeles, California (by Mario Roberto Duran Ortiz)

Automakers Met Carbon-Emission Limits In 2012 With Room To Spare

As U.S. emissions standards grow stricter, carmakers appear to be keeping pace thus far. Cars and light-duty trucks built for the 2012 model year beat EPA environmental... read more April 28, 2014 by 

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150 Years Of Carbon Emissions Can Be Traced To 90 Companies: Report

Industrialization has given the world some of its greatest inventions and unequivocally improved our lives, but it's also played a part in one of today's most pressing... read more January 7, 2014 by 

Two BNSF locomotives hauling coal trains meet near Wichita Falls, Texas

Is The Writing On The Wall For U.S. Coal?

What will power your plug-in car in a few years? If new EPA regulations go into effect, it may not be coal. Next week, the EPA is expected to set limits on greenhouse gas... read more September 16, 2013 by 

Gumball 3000 supercar rally

Gumball Supercar Rally Now Carbon Neutral, But Hardly Green

If you've not heard of the Gumball 3000 before, it's fairly simple to explain. Blend hundreds of well-heeled supercar and sports car owners, a few thousand miles of roads... read more May 17, 2013 by  2

NASA's famous 'Blue marble' image of Earth (Wikimedia commons)

Is 400 PPM Actually The Most Important Metric Ever For Cars?

You won't have been able to feel it, but on Friday the levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere hit a milestone amount. For the first time in recorded history, CO2 levels... read more May 13, 2013 by  12

54.5 MPG CAFE standard for 2025

Tougher Gas Mileage Rules: Some Makers Are Way Ahead

Several Japanese automakers are off to a great start meeting future emissions and gas mileage targets, according to the latest EPA data. As rules become ever more stringent... read more April 23, 2013 by  4


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