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'Green News Report' - November 15, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 11.15.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Green News Report Special Coverage: President Obama speaks to the electio...

Auto Industry Meets Or Beats Fuel Efficiency Standards

Phyllis Cuttino | Posted 10.14.2016 | Green
Phyllis Cuttino

Strong, smart fuel efficiency policies will help put money back into the pockets of consumers and truckers from savings at the pump, while giving the U.S., and our planet, an extended breath of fresh air.

Why Do Automakers Spend Big Money On Racing?

Brian Moody | Posted 07.07.2016 | Sports
Brian Moody

On the surface, some things seem kind of pointless -- owning a car in New York City, washing a 2-year-old's face or voting in the 2016 presidential el...

'Green News Report' - April 28, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 04.28.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: 'Presumptive' GOP Presidential nominee Donald Trump goes nuclear over cli...

Congress' Carbon For Safety Charade

Margo T. Oge | Posted 11.19.2016 | Green
Margo T. Oge

There is no science that suggests that any of these technologies reduces fuel consumption or pollution. Instead, the House bill is arbitrary, unscientific and removes the incentives for the automakers that have led to so many advances in efficiency.

Volkswagen Admits Its Cars Run on Soylent Green

Rob Kirkpatrick | Posted 10.08.2016 | Comedy
Rob Kirkpatrick

Some observers feel the Soylent Green admission should come as no surprise. "Auto makers have been skirting the regulations for years," says Klaus Brinkbäumer, editor-in-chief of Der Spiegel magazine. "Besides, Volkswagen literally means 'People's Car.' So..." he said with a shrug.

Did Your Favorite Soda Just Get Greener?

Michael Brune | Posted 10.01.2016 | Green
Michael Brune

Because Coca-Cola and PepsiCo represent such well-known global brands, the effects of the changes they've committed to will extend far beyond their own markets.

Automobiles: The Great Equalizer

Brian Moody | Posted 06.24.2016 | Business
Brian Moody

There's an inherent beauty in the way an automobile works. It's like the ultimate exercise in teamwork. The rapid succession of small explosions taking place under the hood, combined with speed and the required safety equipment, shouldn't add up to a pleasant experience, but it does.

More Oil Drilling? Let's Cut Consumption Instead

Elliott Negin | Posted 04.29.2015 | Green
Elliott Negin

Attempting to make good on its "all of the above" energy strategy, the Obama administration recently floated proposals for oil development that have infuriated members of Congress on both coasts, but for very different reasons.

Bottom In Sight For U.S. Gas Prices: Survey

Reuters | Posted 03.27.2015 | Business

The end of a months-long slide in gas prices may be near.

Got Science? The Lesson in Hyundai's $100 Million Fine

Seth Shulman | Posted 01.10.2015 | Green
Seth Shulman

Hyundai and Kia, it turns out, submitted data to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that overstated the fuel economy on some 1.2 million of their 2011, 2012 and 2013 cars by one to six miles per gallon depending on the model.

PUMP - How, When and Why to End Our Oil Reliance

KIDS FIRST! | Posted 12.28.2014 | Teen
KIDS FIRST!

This film is a wake up call offering alternatives that you can implement today and help break the oil monopoly.

Doug Ose Was Dirty Then, Dirty Now; Bera Is Running Clean (CA-07)

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 12.30.2014 | Politics
Heather Taylor-Miesle

The incumbent is a freshman who is looking ahead to innovative, clean energy sources of the future. The challenger is a former congressman from a previous generation whose views on climate change and fossil energy are almost as old as the fuels themselves.

'Green News Report' - October 9, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 12.09.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Sen. Mitch McConnell dodges on climate change: "I am not a scientist"; R...

To Boost Clean Cars and Fight Global Warming, Let's See Ads That Reflect Mileage Reality

Dan Becker and James Gerstenzang | Posted 10.19.2014 | Green
Dan Becker and James Gerstenzang

The ads tell consumers only part of the gas mileage story, sowing confusion about which cars are clean and which are not -- and leaving buyers at risk of driving off in vehicles that get worse mileage than they expected.

The Truth Behind Your Gas Mileage

Sam Dillinger | Posted 09.29.2014 | Business
Sam Dillinger

Someone, somewhere, under the exact perfect conditions might be getting that advertised gas mileage. The rest of us will have to learn what it's going to be for us, and how to enhance it as best we can.

California's Clean Car Policies Are Giving Consumers the Rides They Want

Mark Cooper | Posted 08.26.2014 | Green
Mark Cooper

In part due to clean car policies set by the nation's largest market for automobiles -- California -- automakers are finally delivering. Consumers can choose from a wide variety of efficient and alternative cars.

6 Greener Ethos Car Maintenance Tips

Varda Epstein | Posted 05.04.2014 | Green
Varda Epstein

Here are some green car maintenance tips to help you keep your car -- and the environment -- in tiptop shape.

Bob Dylan's Times, They Have a-Changed

Bill Chameides | Posted 04.13.2014 | Green
Bill Chameides

That is what's so sad about the Dylan commercial. The man is pitching a product that is the antithesis of today's cool. In an age where high mpg's are the ultimate status symbol for cars for those who understand cool, Dylan's peddling a car for "the zoom and the roar and the thrust."

Not Your Father's Ride: Fuel Economy Standards Upgrade Consumer Choices

Mark Cooper | Posted 04.07.2014 | Green
Mark Cooper

Thanks in large part to fuel economy standards on the federal level and clean car standards in California, the average fuel economy of new cars hit an all-time high of 24.8 mpg in 2013.

Obama Reaffirms Commitment to Climate Action in State of the Union

Frances Beinecke | Posted 03.31.2014 | Green
Frances Beinecke

The single most important thing we can do to confront climate change is reduce carbon pollution from power plants. Last night, President Obama reiterated his commitment to have the Environmental Protection Agency implement those carbon pollution limits. This is an historic turning point.

Carmakers To Add This To More Cars In The Future

The Huffington Post | Gregory Fink | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business

Carmakers will attempt to meet stricter emission and fuel economy standards by incorporating start/stop systems into more of their vehicles throughout...

Americans, Cars, and George Will's Habit of Getting It Wrong

Bill Chameides | Posted 03.15.2014 | Green
Bill Chameides

Mr. Will might choose to keep his head buried in the sand, but it appears that a major transformation is occurring in Americans' automobile-buying habits. Not necessarily a shift to smaller cars, but, rather, with technological innovation, a shift to those that take us more miles on less fuel -- no matter what the fuel.

Kate Sheppard

Senators Launch Fight To Break Through 'Special Interest Lies' On Climate Change

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- A group of Senate Democrats is planning a new offensive on climate change, one that members hope will galvanize congressional colleagu...

Why Are the Detroit Three Resisting New Mileage and Emissions Rules?

Dan Becker and James Gerstenzang | Posted 02.19.2014 | Business
Dan Becker and James Gerstenzang

The biggest single step any nation has taken to fight global warming is working. Now if the auto industry -- finally selling cleaner cars and making real profits -- would just stop fighting it.