Which Is Best Use Of Electric Cars: Eliminating Some Gas, Or Saving Lots Of It?

Which Is Best Use Of Electric Cars: Eliminating Some Gas, Or Saving Lots Of It?

Electric-car friendly policies like tax incentives and zero-emission vehicle mandates are meant to put as many plug-in cars on the road as possible. Policymakers hope that by making electric cars more available, and more attractive to consumers, they'll gradually displace large numbers of gasoline... read more

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Electric power plant outside Ithaca, New York

EPA Issues Final Clean Power Plan Rules; Now The Fight Begins

After much discussion, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has finalized its first-ever standards for carbon emissions from power plants. Under the newly-finalized... read more August 4, 2015 by 

Electric power plant outside Ithaca, New York

Even More Coal-Fired Power Plants To Be Retired Under Proposed EPA Rules

Among currently used methods for generating electricity, coal is by far the dirtiest. But--in the U.S., at least--it's also on the decline as an energy source. The U.S... read more July 24, 2015 by 

Bourgeois Chevrolet, Rawdon, Quebec, Canada   [photo: RoulezElectrique.com]

Would Stressing Personal Risk Of Air Pollution Sell More Electric Cars?

When it comes to electric cars, buyers are often interested in two types of green. The lower environmental impact of a zero-emission vehicle, and the potential to save cash... read more February 6, 2015 by 

2015 Smart Fortwo Electric Drive

ACEEE Reports On 'Greenest' + 'Meanest' Vehicle Environmental Impacts

When it comes to measuring a car's environmental impact, there's more to consider than just fuel economy. Every year, the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy... read more February 5, 2015 by 

2014 Chevrolet Volt

2014 Was A Good Year For Cleaner, Greener, More Efficient Cars

With the year all but wound down, it's an appropriate time to look back and take stock of what's been achieved over the past 12 months. So how did 2014 measure up in terms of... read more December 31, 2014 by 

Electric power plant outside Ithaca, New York

EPA Power Plant Carbon Regulations Late, Hostile Congress Likely To Fight Them

The EPA regulations limiting the amount of carbon that can be emitted by existing powerplants may be the most crucial step forward in environmental policy made by the... read more December 22, 2014 by 

2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive  -  First Drive, May 2014

Mercedes B-Class Electric Car Cuts Lifetime Carbon Emissions Up To 64 Percent

The environmental impact of plug-in electric cars continues to be the subject of significant discussion and debate among those less familiar with the technology and its... read more December 18, 2014 by 

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

Further Crackdowns On Diesel Emissions Only A Matter Of Time?

Both the U.S. and Europe have implemented tighter emissions or fuel-economy standards for gasoline-powered vehicles, but Europe's legion of diesel cars and trucks may get... read more October 15, 2014 by 

Gas pump

Lower-Carbon Gasoline In CA: Don't Believe Gas-Price Scare Tactics, Says UCS

When it comes to green transportation policies, California leads the way. The state has enacted numerous policies to cut transportation-related emissions, improve energy... read more October 1, 2014 by 

Oil field (Image: Flickr user johnny choura, used under CC license)

Rockefeller Oil Heirs Will Divest Fossil-Fuel Stocks From Family Funds

A name synonymous with oil wealth for more than a century is now abandoning it. John D. Rockefeller built a vast fortune with Standard Oil, but his heirs are turning away... read more September 25, 2014 by 

Oil field (Image: Flickr user johnny choura, used under CC license)

BP: 53.3 Years Of Oil Left At Current Production Rate

"Nobody knows or can know how much oil exists under the earth's surface or how much it will be possible to produce in the future." That's how BP starts its website page... read more July 7, 2014 by 

New York City skyline

Want To Cut Heat In The City? Paint The Roads White

It's fair to say we don't give roads much thought unless they're doing something wrong. You certainly notice them when you run over a pothole, for example. But what about... read more June 6, 2014 by 

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

EPA's Coal-Plant Emissions Rules: This Will Be The Big Fight

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is expected to announce new regulations to cut the carbon emissions of more than 600 existing coal-fired electric power... read more June 2, 2014 by 

Frame from 2014 Cadillac ELR video on YouTube, with actor Neil McDonough

'Tree Huggers Don't Buy Luxury Cars,' Says Cadillac Exec On Electric Cars

So what IS a "tree hugger," anyway? According to a Cadillac executive quoted in The Detroit News a week ago, it's someone who never buys luxury cars. That phrase leaped out... read more April 22, 2014 by 

2014 Nissan Leaf

2014 Nissan Leaf Has Lowest Lifetime Carbon Footprint: Report

Which new vehicle sold today has the lowest overall carbon footprint over its lifetime? The answer, according to Automotive Science Group (via InsideEVs), turns out to be the... read more February 14, 2014 by 


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