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Sierra Club to sue EPA over failure to report on ethanol

Sierra Club to sue EPA over failure to report on ethanol

The confirmation of Scott Pruitt as Environmental Protection Agency administrator was expected to rankle environmental groups. Pruitt is a climate-science denier who, in his previous position as Oklahoma attorney general, sued the agency he is now charged with many multiple times over its efforts... read more

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Photovoltaic solar panels on roof of Honda Smart Home at UC-Davis, California

U.S. household energy costs hit 50-year low

Substantial growth in U.S. renewable-energy capacity will undoubtedly have a positive environmental impact. But the reduction in carbon emissions renewable-energy advocates... read more February 19, 2017 by


 
The White House, Washington, D.C.  [Creative Commons license by dcjohn]

Auto industry split over halting, changing fuel-economy rules

Just days after the presidential election, automaker lobbyists urged Donald Trump to loosen pending emissions and fuel-economy standards. Shortly after the election, a... read more February 17, 2017 by


 
Diesel taxis in London (Image by Flickr user Lars Ploughmann, used under CC license)

Diesel sales in Europe will fall close to zero within 10 years: prediction

In the U.S., the Volkswagen diesel scandal was a case of an automaker betraying the trust of more than half a million owners. But in the Europe, the issue of diesel emissions... read more February 16, 2017 by


 
2014 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel, test drive in Hell, Michigan

Chevy Cruze Diesel lawsuit to move into discovery phase

Shock waves from Volkswagen's admission that it had installed "defeat device" software on its so-called clean diesels to cheat on emission tests continue to reverberate... read more February 15, 2017 by


 
2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric

ACEEE issues latest list of 'Greenest' and 'Meanest" vehicles

Measuring the energy efficiency of a new vehicle is one thing, but ascertaining its overall environmental impact can be more complex. A debate still rages over the overall... read more February 14, 2017 by


 
Gas pump

Carmakers ask Trump to review EPA rules, use discredited job projection

Just days after the presidential election, an automaker lobbying group wrote Donald Trump asking him to change or delay an EPA decision that kept planned exhaust-emission... read more February 13, 2017 by


 
2014 Peterbilt 579

'Near-zero' diesel cheaper way to cut NOx than electric cars, says diesel lobbying group

A prominent lobbying group believes environmental remediation funds from Volkswagen diesel settlements should be spent on new "clean" diesel vehicles. The settlement for... read more February 13, 2017 by


 
Chrome exhaust pipe

What White House faces if it tries to roll back fuel-economy standards

Donald Trump won the U.S. Electoral College and swept into the White House on a varied platform that included significant promises to cut regulation and reduce government... read more February 10, 2017 by


 
2017 Nissan Leaf

California goal: eliminate gasoline, diesel light vehicles altogether

What if gasoline and diesel cars and light trucks were simply eliminated altogether from the new vehicles sold in a state? Residents of one state in the U.S. may, eventually... read more February 9, 2017 by


 
Ferdinand Piech, chairman and CEO of Volkswagen Group, at 2000 Paris Motor Show

VW Board vs ex-CEO Piech: rancor erupts over diesel cheating lies

Statements from the boards of directors of automakers are generally dry, dispassionate, and formal. So the language of a terse item issued yesterday by the board of... read more February 9, 2017 by


 
2018 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen

VW suggests engine downsizing is done; emissions rules are the reason

When it comes to improving fuel efficiency, simply making an engine smaller is a fairly direct way to get results. It's the approach that many automakers have taken in recent... read more February 8, 2017 by


 
2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI SE

Bosch to pay VW diesel owners $330 million in emission scandal too

With a judge set to weigh in on the settlement VW Group negotiated with its 3.0-liter V-6 diesel owners, Volkswagen seems to have settled most of the U.S. legal claims... read more February 2, 2017 by


 
Ford CEO Mark Fields at CES 2015

Emissions rules could cost 1 million jobs, Ford CEO tells Trump: what's behind that number? (further updated)

Among his actions during a whirlwind first week in office, U.S. President Donald Trump met last week with the CEOs of U.S. automakers Fiat Chrysler, Ford, and General Motors... read more February 2, 2017 by


 
2014 Audi Q5 TDI, Catskill Mountains, Oct 2013

Settlement for Audi, Porsche, VW 3.0-liter diesel TDI owners announced

Volkswagen today announced that it had reached a settlement with owners of Audi, Porsche, and VW vehicles fitted with its 3.0-liter V-6 diesel engine. Different remedies... read more February 1, 2017 by


 
Portable Emissions Measurement Systems (PEMS) on a Peugeot 308

EU cracks down as diesel scandal exposes lax tests country by country

The Volkswagen diesel scandal has led to much greater scrutiny on the methods regulatory agencies use to test vehicle emissions, particularly in Europe. Even before news of... read more January 31, 2017 by


 

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