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

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 efficiency, and in some cases eliminate the use of fossil fuel. One such policy--the state's Low-Carbon Fuel Standard, or... read more

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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 


 
1970s Los Angeles smog depicted in the Honda short film "Never Ending Race."

Honda Film: Controlling Air Pollution A 'Never-Ending Race'

The fight to improve air quality may not sound like fodder for a typical Hollywood blockbuster, but Honda has done its best to make the topic exciting. The latest short film... read more February 13, 2014 by 


 
Electric power plant outside Ithaca, New York

Pricing Carbon Emissions? Bring It On, Say Some Large Companies

It seems many large companies are willing to pay a price for their emissions. A new report by environmental data company CDP found that at least 29 companies--including the... read more December 6, 2013 by 


 
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 


 
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 


 
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


 
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