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U.S. And China Agree To Curb Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Presidents Say

U.S. And China Agree To Curb Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Presidents Say

For the first time ever, China has agreed to limit its greenhouse-gas emissions, under a deal announced this morning between Chinese president Xi Jinping and U.S. president Barack Obama. In exchange, the U.S. set a goal of cutting its own carbon emissions more deeply by 2025, building on a... read more

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Tesla Roadster, Reva i, & Ford Th!nk electric cars parked at charging station in Oslo, Norway

One Percent Of Norway's Cars Are Already Plug-In Electrics

Overshadowed by their spectacular sales success in March, electric vehicles hit a momentous milestone in Norway last month. Fully one percent of Norway's passenger-car fleet... read more April 8, 2014 by 


 
Houston's Tranquility Park Garage with GRIDbot charging stations

Why Oil State Texas Turns Out To Be Friendly To Electric Cars

As the land of big pickup trucks and Big Oil, Texas would hardly seem like the kind of place where electric cars could thrive. Yet the Lone Star State is one of the... read more March 31, 2014 by 


 
2013 Tesla Model S at Yosemite National Park, CA, Feb 2013 [photo: George Parrott]

Will National Parks Become A Black Hole For Electric-Car Visitors?

Thousands of Tesla Model S electric-car owners are now likely planning their summer road trips, enabled by a fast-growing network of Supercharger DC fast-charging stations... read more March 17, 2014 by 


 
2013 Nissan Leaf electric car tested as taxi in New York City, April 2013

NYC Issues Roadmap For Electrifying One Third Of Taxis By 2020

The electrification of New York City streets is continuing. In addition to passing legislation that will make 20 percent of new parking spaces electric-car ready, the city... read more January 17, 2014 by 


 
National Plug-In Day 2013: Nissan Leafs at Cupertino, CA [Photo by Corine van Deventer-Geljon]

Plug-In Electric Car Incentives Not Working? Report Slams 'Mainstream Market Bias'

"What if we're going about this the wrong way?" Federal, state, and local officials are working to encourage the adoption of plug-in electric cars, whose U.S. sales almost... read more January 8, 2014 by 


 
Big square baler harvesting wheat straw for production of cellulosic ethanol

Could Congress Kill Ethanol Mandate Altogether In 2014?

Ethanol has been a key component of the U.S. Renewable Fuel Standard since the 2007 passage of the Energy Security and Independence Act. Now, there appears to be a chance... read more December 30, 2013 by 


 
Gas pump

Gasoline Cars To Remain Dominant In 2040, Energy Agency Says

Cars running on gasoline have been with us for almost 140 years, and diesels for almost 80 years. More than 1 billion vehicles on the planet use those fuels today. So the... read more December 19, 2013 by 


 
Beijing smog

U.S. Will Help China Draft Emission Standards, White House Says

It appears that China's latest emissions regulations will get some help from an unexpected place. At the end of vice president Joe Biden's recent trip to the country, the... read more December 9, 2013 by 


 
2012 Nissan Leaf Taxi in Sao Paulo

Bhutan Mulls Turning All Taxis Into Nissan Leaf Electric Cars

Several cities are considering using Nissan Leaf electric cars as taxis, but no place has yet replaced every single taxi with the battery-electric hatchback. Soon, that may... read more December 7, 2013 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 


 
Gas gauge

Why Gas Mileage In Canada Is Very Different

Your mileage may vary from the published estimates, as all drivers know. But it turns out it may vary more in Canada, whose fuel-efficiency ratings are higher than those from... read more December 2, 2013 by 


 
DOE Alternative Fueling Station Locator iPhone app screenshot

Finding Alternative Fueling Stations? DoE Has An App For That

Apparently there's an app for everything--including finding a place to fill up or recharge your alternative-fuel vehicle. The U.S. Department of Energy's Alternative Fueling... read more November 13, 2013 by 


 
2012 Nissan Leaf in the autumn outside Ottawa, Ontario, Canada [photo: Ricardo Borba]

Grading Canada's Progress In Plug-In Electric Cars So Far

Modern electric cars went on sale three years ago, and now we're starting to see assessments of their progress from a variety of perspectives. Last year, WWF Canada (the... read more November 11, 2013 by 


 
Nissan Leaf electric car with eVgo quick charging station. [courtesy eVgo]

Eight States With Big ZEV Plans Meet With Automakers, Feds

Recently, the governors of eight states pledged to cooperate toward putting 3.3 million zero-emission vehicles on their roads by 2025. Now, representatives of those eight... read more November 11, 2013 by 


 
zenn

Will Quebec Join California, Oregon As Electric-Car Pioneers?

Today, California buys the largest number of plug-in electric cars by far of any North American state or province. But the many civic benefits of electric cars--from zero... read more November 7, 2013 by 


 
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