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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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Gas Tax Unchanged For 20 Years Today; Road Costs, However...

Taxes on gasoline and diesel make up 85 percent of the revenue flowing into the United States' transportation spending account, but that may change. Soon, the gas tax may not... read more October 1, 2013 by 

2014 Chevrolet Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel

How To Find Diesel Fuel Anywhere In The U.S.

Diesel fuel is only available at just over half of all retail fuel sites in the U.S, so isn't quite as easy to find for drivers not familiar with a particular area. Finding... read more August 28, 2013 by 

2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid, Catskill Mountains, NY, Oct 2012

U.S. Gas Prices Falling; Does It Matter For Green Cars?

Gasoline prices rise. Gasoline prices fall. And every time there's significant movement, it's a news story. Last week, for instance, CNBC (via The Car Connection) reported... read more August 14, 2013 by  13

The U.S. Department of Energy's 'eGallon' calculator

Energy Department Launches 'eGallon' To Explain Electric-Car Cost, Efficiency

It isn't easy to compare gasoline and electric vehicles. Sure, you can look at EPA stickers, sit in them and appreciate the way they drive, but comparing like-for-like on an... read more June 12, 2013 by  12

Summerhill Group's Shuttle Challenge: Driving less to get gas money in Toronto

Drive Less, Win Valuable Prizes! (If You're Canadian, Anyway)

Would you drive less if it meant getting the gas you did use for free? We suspect most people would answer yes if they could, and that's the premise behind the Shuttle... read more March 26, 2013 by  0

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Demand For Gas Falls, Gas Prices Rise: Blame Ethanol (And Congress)

For fans of fuel efficiency, the New York Times has good news and bad news. The good news is: drivers in the U.S. are using less gas these days. The bad news is: that's... read more March 19, 2013 by  10

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Gas Prices To Be Higher Than Expected In 2013, Says Energy Dept

The price of gasoline will creep up faster than expected, the U.S. Department of Energy's latest figures show. Its monthly Short-Term Energy Outlook had previously put... read more February 13, 2013 by  6

Gas prices, San Francisco, CA

How CA Drivers Handle High Gas Prices: Hybrids, Walking, Out-Of-State Gas

While gas prices in the state of California are finally dropping following last week’s Southern California peak of more than $5 per gallon, the financial and social... read more October 11, 2012 by  6

2013 Dodge Dart test drive, Austin, Texas, April 2012

Small Car Sales Soar As Gas Prices Rise

It happens every time gas prices spike, and it's happening again: Small-car sales are soaring. In fact, the total of 2.1 million compact and subcompact cars sold over the... read more October 11, 2012 by  2

Solar Panels by Flickr user Chandra Marsono

Saudi Arabia Uses Your Gas Dollars To Fund...Solar Energy

Renewable energy, especially solar, is making inroads into the U.S. power grid, but it's a very slow process. And especially in the wake of the Solyndra collapse, it's one... read more October 8, 2012 by  8

Gas prices, San Francisco, CA

California Gas Prices Set To Soar Beyond 2008 High Of $4.61

Brace yourself, Californians. Gas prices are going up. Again. With the Golden State already paying some of the highest gas prices in the nation, California drivers will find... read more October 5, 2012 by  8

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Point Of View: Gas Taxes Are Better Than Fuel Economy Rules--Discuss

With the announcement of final rules for corporate average fuel efficiency of 54.5 mpg by 2025, the NHTSA and EPA have done two things. The agencies have given carmakers both... read more September 13, 2012 by  23

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Gas Prices: Relief Is Just Around The Corner. Well, Maybe.

Earlier this year, it looked as if the price of gasoline might cross the $5-a-gallon mark in the U.S. (In some places, it went well beyond that.) Analysts were screaming to... read more September 12, 2012 by  17

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Gas Prices Hit Labor Day Peak Yesterday. What Did You Pay?

Did you make a road-trip this weekend? Did you have to buy gas? If the answer is yes, then the chances are you found yourself paying the highest price for gas since May, and... read more September 4, 2012 by  12

Gas prices, San Francisco, CA

Gas Prices And Average MPG Of New Cars Move Together

As we’ve seen in the past, demand for hybrid cars like the 2012 Toyota Prius rises as gas prices increase, but until now, we didn’t know how closely gas prices... read more August 14, 2012 by  6


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