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E15 gasoline faces stronger headwinds as more states move to ban it

E15 gasoline faces stronger headwinds as more states move to ban it

While political control in Washington has changed, the debate over a mandate to blend specific volumes of ethanol into the U.S. fuel supply has not. Since its passage in 2007 as part of the Energy Independence and Security Act, the ethanol-mandating Renewable Fuel Standard has attracted... read more

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Oil well (photo by John Hill)

The oil industry doesn't care about electric cars: here's why

It crops up in comments from electric-car advocates and clean-energy users fairly regularly. And it goes something like this: "Big Oil and Gas are on the verge of collapse... read more March 23, 2017 by


 
2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel

French prosecutors to investigate Fiat Chrysler for 'aggravated cheating' on diesel emissions

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles continues to be dogged by allegations that it cheated on various diesel-emissions tests. In the U.S., the company faces two lawsuits alleging that... read more March 23, 2017 by


 
Volkswagen I.D. Buzz concept, 2017 Detroit auto show

First high-volume VW electric car must arrive by 2020, CEO says, mostly for China

As it tries to put the ongoing diesel-emissions scandal behind it, VW Group is focusing its future on electric cars. The Volkswagen brand within the sprawling German company... read more March 22, 2017 by


 
Coal-fired Nanticoke Generating Station, Ontario, Canada, now being converted to 44-MW solar farm

Carbon emissions from making electricity could vanish by 2060: study

One of the major sources of carbon emissions is electricity generation. It's an issue that is becoming increasingly important in the automotive sphere, due to the slow rise... read more March 20, 2017 by


 
Donald Trump

EPA to reopen emission-rule review; how important is this step?

Tomorrow is expected to be the day when President Donald Trump announces the EPA will reopen the comment period for the vehicle emissions standards it finalized in the waning... read more March 14, 2017 by


 
2017 Nissan Leaf

Five electric-car questions to worry about this year

It seems fair to say that the new presidential administration may have increased the generalized level of worry among many Americans, not to mention the rest of the world... read more March 10, 2017 by


 
BMW M3 M Performance exhaust

EPA's internal watchdog to check vulnerability to emission cheating

Even with a new leader apparently at odds with its mission, the Environmental Protection Agency continues to function on some level. On Thursday, EPA administrator Scott... read more March 10, 2017 by


 
Bill Nye in new 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV, Jan 2017 [photo: Oskar Liners, Community Chevrolet, Burbank]

Trump's EPA deletes 'science' from Science Office mission statement

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is emerging as one of the government entities most targeted by the new Trump Administration for change. In this case, if reports of... read more March 8, 2017 by


 
Smog obscures George Washington Bridge, 1973 [From EPA Documerica series]

Trump budget to slash EPA funds, ax staff, kill climate-change plans: reports

Imagine appointing a lifelong pacifist, who believes it is never justifiable to take up arms against any man, to run the U.S. armed forces. The appointment of Scott Pruitt as... read more March 7, 2017 by


 
BYD e6 electric taxi in service in Shenzhen, China

China to replace 70,000 gasoline cabs with electric cars

China's latest effort to promote electric cars focuses on taxis in its capital city of Beijing. The country that is now the world's largest new-car market already offers... read more March 7, 2017 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Volt

Which states follow California's emission and zero-emission vehicle rules?

California leads the nation in policies that promote reductions of carbon emissions from road vehicles. It is unique in having a federal waiver that allows it to set its own... read more March 7, 2017 by


 
Chrome exhaust pipe

EPA to reopen 2022-2025 auto-emission rule decision: report

It looks like lobbying pays off, at least in the case of EPA emission rules. According to numerous recent reports, the EPA is expected to reopen the commenting period for... read more March 6, 2017 by


 
Smog obscures George Washington Bridge, 1973 [From EPA Documerica series]

Photos reveal how polluted the U.S. was before EPA was founded

It can be argued that the current presidential administration appears to lack interest in the traditional mission of the Environmental Protection Agency. As a candidate... read more March 3, 2017 by


 
1991 BMW M5

Overall U.S. vehicle fleet gas mileage rose only slightly over last 25 years

The average fuel economy of the new cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. is appreciably higher than it was 10 years ago. The University of Michigan Transportation Research... read more March 2, 2017 by


 
Traffic in Atlanta, Georgia during rush hour (via Wikimedia)

3 billion cars by 2050 would need biofuels to offset climate impact: projection

Even with aggressive promotion of battery-electric or hydrogen fuel-cell cars, hundreds of millions of internal-combustion vehicles will remain on the world's roads for... read more March 2, 2017 by


 

 
 

 
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