Yesterday, U.S. president Donald J. Trump signed an executive order to begin the process of rolling back pretty much every vestige of U.S. efforts to address climate change. In both his campaigning and since his inauguration, Trump has claimed that his government and its actions focus on creating or bringing back jobs for working-class Americans. What the president has apparently overlooked in his latest actions is that the clean-energy industry already accounts for far more U.S. jobs than does the fossil-fuel sector. DON'T MISS: Trump Administration goal: undo every climate-change effort...
Sierra Club to sue EPA over failure to report on ethanol
The confirmation of Scott Pruitt as Environmental Protection Agency administrator was expected to rankle environmental groups. Pruitt is a climate-science denier who, in his previous position as Oklahoma attorney general, sued the agency he is now charged with many multiple times over its efforts...Stephen Edelstein
Electric cars are on the market, so where are all the ads?
Automakers put relatively little effort into electric-car advertising, according to the Sierra Club.Stephen Edelstein
Nissan To Continue Sponsoring National Drive Electric Week Through 2017
National Drive Electric Week, the annual event devoted to advocating plug-in electric cars, will be sponsored by Nissan for the next three years, organizers announced today. The Nissan Leaf is by far the highest-production electric car in history, now closing in on 200,000 global sales since the...John Voelcker
CA Smog Plan Approved By State & EPA Isn't Tough Enough: Lawsuit
Four groups are suing over a Los Angeles-area smog-reduction plan they say isn't strict enough.Stephen Edelstein
Electric-Car Guide, State-By-State Specifics From Sierra Club
What's your first resource for electric-car information? We're hoping you answer Green Car Reports (of course!), but in reality there are quite a few by now. Today, the conservation group Sierra Club has launched its own Electric Vehicle Guide--and one of its key features is the ability to learn...John Voelcker
Here at Green Car Reports, we aim to give you a comprehensive run-down of what each car is like to drive, how far it can realistically travel per charge, and the ins and outs of purchasing it. But what does each plug-in car say about you as a person? The Sierra Club, most famous for its grassroots action on environmental issues from climate change to renewable energy, thinks it knows. And it does so with a little bit of humor thrown in for good measure. As part of its efforts to encourage plug-in car ownership, the Sierra Club has prepared a simple, two-page chart listing prices, EPA ratings...