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

'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 at us from an otherwise pro forma article in which General Motors executives said the company's sales hadn't been affected by... read more

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

TVA To Cut Coal Use For Energy Generation By Half

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) plans to significantly reduce its use of coal for energy generation. The TVA will shut down eight electricity-generating units that... read more November 19, 2013 by 


 
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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 


 
RideNerd main screen with Toyota Prius and Ford C-Max Hybrid.

RideNerd Lets You Compare Environmental Impact Of Car Choices

When judging a car's "green"-ness, sometimes fuel economy isn't the whole story. The new website RideNerd lets car owners and shoppers compare the overall environmental... read more September 24, 2013 by 


 
2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid and C-Max Energi plug-in hybrid

Gas-Sippers Fuel Ford's Growth (Well, Partly)

Something funny is happening at Ford. Despite very heavy competition from a host of automakers, Ford is gaining market share at a brisk pace -- and it's doing so thanks in... read more July 1, 2013 by 


 
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


 
Supporters of the Climate Declaration, drafted by Ceres & BICEP

GM Becomes First Automaker To Sign Call For Action On Climate Change

When we think of the companies and organizations concerned with climate change, we don't often think of major automakers. But maybe we should think again. Yesterday, General... read more May 2, 2013 by  3


 
Gina McCarthy, nominee for Environmental Protection Agency administrator

Nominee To Head EPA Had Key Role in 2025 Gas-Mileage Rules

It's long been known that Lisa Jackson, the current administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, would step down now that President Obama is in his second term... read more April 12, 2013 by  2


 
Clean Cities National Parks Initiative infographic (Image: U.S. DoE)

Clean Fuels In Beautiful Places: U.S. Parks Service Goes Even Greener

For those readers living in one of America's big cities, concrete jungles strewn across the North American landscape, it's easy to forget that hundreds of thousands of acres... read more April 2, 2013 by  6


 
54.5 MPG CAFE standard for 2025

U.S. EPA Sets Gas Mileage Standards: 54.5 MPG By 2025

After a long, political battle, both on Capitol Hill and in Detroit, the U.S. Department of Energy and the Obama administration have confirmed new Corporate Average Fuel... read more August 28, 2012 by  5


 
Proposed EPA E15 gasoline pump warning label for ethanol content

OK, E15 Gasoline Is Now Approved; Do You Need To Care?

You felt the earth shake a week ago today when the EPA formally approved the sale of E15 gasoline, right? Oh, you didn't? Not surprising, really. No gas station in the U.S... read more June 22, 2012 by  7


 
2013 Porsche Cayenne Diesel, 2012 New York Auto Show

Raw Diesel Fumes Worse Than Second-Hand Smoke, Says W.H.O.

Diesel cars might get great gas mileage when compared to their gasoline counterparts, but now the World Health Organization has warned that diesel fumes are now known to... read more June 13, 2012 by  8


 
Proposed EPA E15 gasoline pump warning label for ethanol content

DoE Fights Back On E15-Hurts-Your-Car Study

The Department of Energy has hit out at the recent Coordinating Research Council study into damage caused by using E15 gasoline. In its rebuttal, the DoE points out several... read more May 18, 2012 by  10


 
Proposed EPA E15 gasoline pump warning label for ethanol content

E15 Ethanol Fuel Can Damage Engines, New Automaker Study Says

A new study released today by the Coordinating Research Council says that E15 gasoline, which contains 15 percent ethanol, could damage the engines of certain high-volume car... read more May 16, 2012 by  21


 
Gas pump

New Fuel Economy Standards For 2025 Coming Today

While much of the auto industry is focused on the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show, a handful of folks are looking in the opposite direction, toward Washington, D.C. There, the... read more November 16, 2011 by  3


 
Nissan's Bear Hug

Hippie Alert: Mother Nature Wants To Drive Your Prius Hybrid Too

The Toyota Prius is not only the quintessential hybrid-electric vehicle, but the automaker's third best-selling car line in the United States. Last year, the redesigned 2010... read more September 8, 2011 by 


 
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