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Five MORE Big Myths About Green Cars And Gas Mileage, Debunked

Five MORE Big Myths About Green Cars And Gas Mileage, Debunked

Yep, Big Oil is definitely scheming and plotting to destroy the electric car. Everyone knows that. Right? [sigh] Time for more mythbusting, it seems. The surprising success of our first debunking of five green-car myths led us to look at five more relatively common ideas and explain ... well, as... read more

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G-20 leaders in St. Petersburg. [Photo by The Guardian]

G-20 Summit Agrees To End Oil Subsidies, Phase Out CFCs

At the recent G-20 summit in St. Petersburg, Russia, world leaders took two steps toward mitigating climate change. Well, two rather small steps. The leaders agreed in... read more September 14, 2013 by 


 
Money, money, money

Cash Prize For Tech To Reduce Oil Use From DC Lobbying Group

Among the many advocacy and lobbying groups that weigh in on automotive and energy policy matters in our nation's capital, Secure America's Future Energy (SAFE) isn't... read more July 19, 2013 by  10


 
America's Addiction to Oil Infographic (CJPonyParts.com)

How Much Oil Does America Use? Check Out This Infographic

The rate at which we use fuel even on an individual basis can be pretty surprising. If you do just 10,000 miles per year at 30 mpg, you'll use 333.3 gallons in a year. That's... read more May 27, 2013 by  6


 
President Obama inspects the 2011 Chevrolet Volt

Obama: Use Oil & Gas Lease Dollars To Fund Gasoline-Free Cars

The sequester is now with us, and Congress has lower approval ratings than South American death squads, but President Obama is doggedly pursuing his green agenda nonetheless... read more March 15, 2013 by  12


 
Offshore Oil Rig

Oil And Energy: Bountiful Or Dwindling? Experts Argue

Love or hate it, oil is an incredibly useful product. Used to create everything from plastics to pharmaceuticals--and of course, fuel for transportation--its environmental... read more January 21, 2013 by  9


 
Offshore Oil Rig

U.S. Oil Future: Energy Independent By 2030, Bigger Than Saudis In 2020

In its 2012 edition of the World Energy Outlook, the International Energy Agency predicts that the U.S. will become the world's biggest oil producer within eight years. Yes... read more November 13, 2012 by  7


 
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


 
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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


 
Oil cap

Healthy Engine Oil Helps Gas Mileage: But Do You Know How To Check It?

There was a time, not so long ago, when car owners were expected to carry out basic maintenance and regular servicing on their car using a handful of wrenches and common... read more May 25, 2012 by  2


 
Alaska

Forget $5 A Gallon: Alaska Residents Are Regularly Paying $6

Over the past few months, gas prices have been creeping ever upward, fueled by political uncertainty in the Middle East and a reduction in U.S. oil refining capabilities. In... read more March 22, 2012 by  5


 
Barack Obama

Obama: Add Rebates On Natural-Gas Cars, Oil Is 'Fuel Of Past'

Continuing his efforts to reduce U.S. dependence on imported oil, President Barack Obama yesterday proposed expanding tax credits now offered to buyers of plug-in cars to... read more March 8, 2012 by  20


 
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Gas Prices To Soar Above $4 Per Gallon This Spring, Analysts Say

Gas prices always soar in the springtime. Northerners venture out of their houses more as milder weather arrives, and the market anticipates higher consumption for summer... read more February 6, 2012 by  6


 
Strait of Hormuz, between Iran and U.A.E., as shown on Google Maps

Why MPGs Matter: Iran Threatens Oil Supply Via Hormuz Strait

It's a truism of new-car sales: Gas prices go up, buyers focus more on gas mileage. Gas prices go down again, people forget all about fuel efficiency. Well, here's a gentle... read more December 29, 2011 by  17


 
Gas pump

True Or False? The U.S. Now Imports More Gasoline Than Ever

Smart people who read true and false questions know to go for the non-obvious answer. So we'll make it easy: The U.S. is importing less and less gasoline and, as highlighted... read more December 9, 2011 by  4


 
2011 Chevrolet Cruze Eco

How Does Your New Car Get Better MPG Than Your Old One?

Almost every day we hear of a shiny new car that gets a certain number of miles to the gallon, a number often greater than its predecessor. It sometimes seems like witchcraft... read more September 23, 2011 by  5


 
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