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U.S. Will Help China Draft Emission Standards, White House Says

U.S. Will Help China Draft Emission Standards, White House Says

It appears that China's latest emissions regulations will get some help from an unexpected place. At the end of vice president Joe Biden's recent trip to the country, the White House announced that the United States will help China draft a stricter set of emissions standards, called China VI... read more

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Supreme Court of the United States

Supreme Court To Review Permitting Aspect Of Greenhouse-Gas Rules

The Supreme Court is back in session, and Environmental Protection Agency emissions regulations are on the docket. The court will hear a case challenging EPA regulations of... read more October 16, 2013 by 


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

Are You A Zero-Car Family? You're Not Alone--It's Popular These Days

If you really want to reduce emissions or conserve energy, get rid of your car. It may sound extreme, but an increasing number of Americans are doing just that. The number of... read more October 9, 2013 by 


 
Power plant

The Next Big Emissions Battle Is Not Cars; It's About Coal

The rules for vehicle gas mileage are pretty much locked down from now through 2025. The math is complicated, but vehicles in 2025 will have to reach a fleet-wide average of... read more October 8, 2013 by 


 
Clunkers

California Incentivizes Ditching Dirtiest Cars, Buying Cleanest Ones

Remember "Cash for Clunkers?" California has its own program to retire older, dirtier vehicles and replace them with new ones. Senate Bill 459, now on Governor Jerry Brown's... read more September 20, 2013 by 


 
Tel Aviv, Israel, free of traffic during Yom Kippur holiday [photo: Brian of London]

Surprise: Take Cars Off Roads, Air Gets Much, Much Clearer

It stands to reason: Take all vehicles off the roads, and the air will get cleaner. But now we can answer the question, "How much?" And it turns out that the answer is, "A... read more September 17, 2013 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 


 
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 


 
Power plant

Coal Makes Electric Cars Bad? No, Plug-Ins Show Coal As Bad

Every so often, electric-car skeptics will attack the idea of using grid electricity to power a car by bringing up coal. "Yeah," the argument goes, "but you're just burning... read more September 13, 2013 by 


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

Study: China Could Soon Find Itself In Traffic Jam Hell

China has already emerged as the world’s largest car market, surpassing the U.S. in 2009. According to a new study, it could also become the home of the world’s... read more September 2, 2013 by 


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

Going For A Walk? Don't Give Up And Use Your Car Instead...

The American author Bill Bryson one wrote that "the fact is that [Britain] is still the best place in the world for most things...to go for a walk...or stand on a hillside... read more August 30, 2013 by 


 
'Revenge of the Electric Car' premiere: Elon Musk arrives in a Tesla Roadster

Tesla's Musk Promises Deep Dive Into Electric-Car Emissions

The environmental impact of plug-in electric cars is a hot topic right now, and a fiercely debated one at that. A couple of weeks ago, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk pledged to... read more August 4, 2013 by  67


 
2014 Hindustan Ambassador BS4 diesel

New Clean-Ish Diesel For World's Oldest Production Car (In India)

You've likely never heard of a Hindustan Ambassador--and unless you're an old British-car geek, you've certainly never seen a Morris Oxford Series III. But the... read more July 28, 2013 by  7


 
Volkswagen Golf BlueMotion (2015 VW Golf body style in U.S.)

Volkswagen Golf BlueMotion: High-MPG Diesel Is Forbidden Fruit For Us

With substantial weight savings and all-new drivetrains, the seventh-generation 2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI -- coming to the U.S. next year as a 2.0-litre TDI model, and also a... read more July 8, 2013 by  4


 
Electric cars at charging stations and Tesla SuperCharger stations in Gilroy, CA [photo: Jack Brown]

Green Car Glossary: Vehicles, Drivetrains, Emissions, Fuels, Energy

As gasoline prices go up, acronyms like EREV, CNG, and MPGe are becoming more and more common. Ever wonder what they all mean? Here's your chance to enter a veritable... read more June 25, 2013 by  24


 
World Greenhouse-Gas Emissions Flow Chart 2010 [source: Ecofys + ANS Bank]

Greenhouse Gases & Where They Really Come From: Infographic

We love data. And we love simple but informative graphic presentations of complex data even more. Which leads us to today's infographic, a presentation of the sources and... read more June 25, 2013 by  10


 
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