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Ten years ago, energy security may have been as much a driving force behind electric cars for U.S. policymakers as climate change. Now, with continuous growth in domestic oil and gas production over that period, you just don't hear energy security discussed as much. Scientists agree that the... read more

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Eiffel Tower in Paris, France (photo by Rijin, via Wikimedia Commons)

EU to slash vehicle carbon emissions one third more from 2021 through 2030

Europe already has tough standards for reducing carbon-dioxide emissions in current and future vehicles. Now they're going to get significantly tougher between 2021 and 2030... read more November 10, 2017 by


 
Global carbon dioxide emissions, 1850-2030 [CO2 Information Analysis Center, World Energy Outlook]

Climate change all manmade, say actual scientists: awkward for Trump science deniers

When the Environmental Protection Agency quietly issued its new four-year plan in mid-October, the phrase "climate change" did not appear anywhere in the 38-page document. It... read more November 6, 2017 by


 
Chrome exhaust pipe

Comment period ends tomorrow on EPA proposal to loosen emission limits on cars

The period for public comments on the EPA's proposed reconsideration of finalized rules to cut emissions of the climate-change gas carbon dioxide from light-duty vehicles... read more October 4, 2017 by


 
Gas pump

Could California climate-change rules raise gas price enough to backfire?

California has by far the most aggressive climate-change policies in the nation, and the state is a global leader in plans to reduce carbon-dioxide emissions. It's also the... read more May 19, 2017 by


 
Gas pump

Artificial Photosynthesis Might Make Fuel From CO2 & Sunlight, One Day

Electric cars may have made great strides recently, but thousands of researchers are still searching for a sustainable liquid fuel. Such a fuel wouldn't require drivers who... read more June 2, 2015 by


 
Mercedes-Benz G-Code concept

Mercedes-Benz Concept G-Code: Tiny Crossover For LA Auto Show

To mark the opening of its new R&D center in Beijing, Mercedes-Benz has unveiled a concept car with some novel green features. The Mercedes-Benz G-Code is a subcompact... read more November 5, 2014 by


 
Old cars recycled to plant trees [Photo: Flickr user lonely radio]

Buying A New Car Is Greener Than Driving An Old One...Really

You've probably heard it at some point: A friend claims his older vehicle is far greener than the new car with much higher fuel economy you just bought That's because, he... read more August 4, 2014 by


 
2013 Volkswagen Golf BlueMotion (European model), 2012 Paris Motor Show

Will European Fuel-Efficiency Tests Get More Realistic Under New Rules?

When we report on European market cars, we'll often advise you to take their official fuel consumption ratings with a pinch of salt. The current New European Drive Cycle... read more July 1, 2014 by


 
Ford Fusion Energi charging.

Electric Cars Cut Greenhouse Gases Even More Than Expected, NASA Says

A trial program with electric cars at the Kennedy Space Center is going better than expected, cutting greenhouse gas emissions in company vehicles. In fact, the center's... read more February 3, 2014 by


 
Oil field (Image: Flickr user johnny choura, used under CC license)

150 Years Of Carbon Emissions Can Be Traced To 90 Companies: Report

Industrialization has given the world some of its greatest inventions and unequivocally improved our lives, but it's also played a part in one of today's most pressing... read more January 7, 2014 by


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

Is The Writing On The Wall For U.S. Coal?

What will power your plug-in car in a few years? If new EPA regulations go into effect, it may not be coal. Next week, the EPA is expected to set limits on greenhouse gas... read more September 16, 2013 by


 
New York food cart hooks up to the grid. [Photo by Simply Grid]

Reducing Emissions, One NYC Street-Vendor Cart At A Time

Almost anything can be run on electricity these days. Add to the list, now, even New York City's numerous food carts. In a new pilot program, street vendors are testing out... read more September 13, 2013 by


 
Facelifted 2013 Renault Fluence electric sedan

Renault Study Shows Electric Cars Far Greener Than Gasoline--In France

With relatively few electric vehicles on the market, drawing direct comparisons with regular gasoline and diesel vehicles is surprisingly difficult--not many vehicles are... read more July 15, 2013 by 12


 
2014 Ford Fiesta: EcoBoost (European version)

Ford Cut Plant CO2 Emissions By A Third Since 2000; Another Third By 2025 Targeted

There's more to making a car green than just the car itself. Ideally, the whole process of making the car should be as environmentally-friendly as possible too. Ford is doing... read more June 20, 2013 by 4


 
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


 

 
 

 
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