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Buying A New Car Is Greener Than Driving An Old One...Really

Buying A New Car Is Greener Than Driving An Old One...Really

You've probably heard it at some point: A friend claims his older vehicle is far greener than the new car with much higher fuel economy you just bought That's because, he says, the old car didn't require all the energy and natural resources your car consumed as it was built. But is that older car... read more

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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 


 
New York food cart hooks up to the grid. [Photo by Simply Grid]

Reducing Emissions, One NYC Street-Vendor Cart At A Time

Almost anything can be run on electricity these days. Add to the list, now, even New York City's numerous food carts. In a new pilot program, street vendors are testing out... read more September 13, 2013 by 


 
Facelifted 2013 Renault Fluence electric sedan

Renault Study Shows Electric Cars Far Greener Than Gasoline--In France

With relatively few electric vehicles on the market, drawing direct comparisons with regular gasoline and diesel vehicles is surprisingly difficult--not many vehicles are... read more July 15, 2013 by  12


 
2014 Ford Fiesta: EcoBoost (European version)

Ford Cut Plant CO2 Emissions By A Third Since 2000; Another Third By 2025 Targeted

There's more to making a car green than just the car itself. Ideally, the whole process of making the car should be as environmentally-friendly as possible too. Ford is doing... read more June 20, 2013 by  4


 
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


 
Beakers (Flickr user Move The Clouds)

Biofuel From CO2: Too Good To Be True?

We currently have two main issues in our transport future. The first is cutting down on fossil fuel use, ensuring our finite supplies can be used for longer than our current... read more March 26, 2013 by  1


 
University of Michigan Eco-Driving Index, October 2007 - July 2012

Auto Emissions Fell 20% In 5 Years, But Don't Get Excited Yet

This week, we received a press release from the University of Michigan with a stunning subject line: "Emissions from new vehicles down a record 20% in five years". "Okay", we... read more October 5, 2012 by  3


 
BMW M3 M Performance exhaust

Will The CO2 In Your Car Exhaust Become Valuable?

Whether or not you subscribe to the theory that carbon dioxide released by human activity is to blame for global warming, theres no doubt that we do release a lot of CO2 into... read more September 17, 2012 by  1


 
Tailpipe Emissions

A Good Reason To Cut Cars' Carbon Emissions: CO2 Makes You Fat

Carbon footprints are a big talking point at the moment - they're your personal contribution to greenhouse gases, usually in terms of carbon dioxide, or CO2 emissions. The... read more March 16, 2012 by  1


 
Ford fuel cost and emissions calculator and comparison tool, for fleet use - output screen

Ford Offers Fleet Buyers Tool To Compare Total Emissions & Costs

Fleet managers are very, very rational people. Unlike many retail car buyers, they analyze vehicles without a shred of emotion, basing their decisions on lifetime ownership... read more March 14, 2012 by  1


 
Greenpeace Stormtroopers protest against VW

What Do Greenpeace, Star Wars And Volkswagen Have In Common?

You'll no doubt have heard of Greenpeace. The high-profile, occasionally militant green organization very much believes in action over words when it comes to coercing... read more December 12, 2011 by  2


 
Volt_China

Electric Cars Dirtier Than Gasoline Equivalents In China

EV fans are probably sick of arguing the case for electric cars whenever someone brings up the old "well to wheels" scenario. "Well, where does the electricity come from?"... read more July 28, 2011 by  29


 
Environmental Working Group 'Meat-Eater's Guide'

When Did Cars Become The Yardstick For Measuring Pollution?

If you've ever visited a museum or a manufacturing plant, you've probably heard a tour guide say something like this: "And if you laid all these bottles end-to-end, they'd... read more July 21, 2011 by  12


 
Honda Blue Skies for Our Children campaign

Honda Commits To 30 Percent CO2 Reduction By 2020

In its latest Environmental Annual Report 2011 Honda has committed to reducing the CO2 emissions of its global product portfolio, including everything from jets to cars and... read more June 21, 2011 by 


 
2009 Ferrari California

Ferrari Shows Biggest CO2 Cut Amongst Supercar Brands, But Is There More To The Numbers?

Governments around the world are bowing to public pressure to reduce the levels of greenhouse gases their respective countries produce, and more often than not, the first... read more April 13, 2011 by  1


 
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