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Volkswagen Moving Us Backward Again?

Gina Coplon-Newfield | Posted 11.22.2016 | Green
Gina Coplon-Newfield

Photo Credit: Sierra Club When the election votes were barely tallied, the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers representing most automakers that sel...

'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...

Addicted to oil: US gasoline consumption is higher than ever

The Conversation US | Posted 09.26.2016 | Green
The Conversation US

Lucas Davis, University of California, Berkeley August was the biggest month ever for U.S. gasoline consumption. Americans used a staggering 9.7 mill...

Driverless Vehicles: Ways to Improve Safety and Accelerate Environmental Progress Together

Howard Learner | Posted 09.06.2016 | Green
Howard Learner

Are autonomous "driverless" vehicles truly the "next big thing" to transform our transportation system? If so, how soon, and what are the consequence...

Crude Oil Prices, Climate Change, and Global Welfare

Robert Stavins | Posted 06.03.2016 | Business
Robert Stavins

With gasoline prices relatively low — and natural gas supplies holding down electricity prices, at least in the United States — there has never been a better time to introduce progressive climate policies in the form of carbon pricing. Unfortunately, none of us should hold our breath waiting for that to happen.

Not Just Public Lands: Defense Bill Also Incentivizes Fracked Gas Vehicles

Steve Horn | Posted 02.17.2015 | Green
Steve Horn

The NDAA also included a provision that opened the floodgates for natural gas vehicles (NGVs) in the U.S. -- cars that would largely be fueled by gas obtained via fracking.

'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...

The Arab Oil Embargo, Sandy, and Adapting to New Realities

Clint Wilder | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Clint Wilder

This month marks the anniversaries of two notable events, decades apart yet related in terms of historical impact, awareness of vulnerability, and challenge to business as usual: the Arab oil embargo 40 years ago and Superstorm Sandy, which hit the Northeast on Oct. 29 last year.

A Serious Case of Prius Envy

Dan Becker and James Gerstenzang | Posted 10.30.2013 | Business
Dan Becker and James Gerstenzang

The success of Obama's green program depends on how closely the auto industry sticks to the spirit, as well as the letter, of the rules it negotiated with the administration.

President Obama's Climate Change Action Plan: Positives and One Big Regret Versus the Last Time Around

Peter Fox-Penner, PhD | Posted 06.28.2013 | Green
Peter Fox-Penner, PhD

The sooner we end this stalemate and join the growing list of countries with national policies and carbon markets the better. Meanwhile, kudos to the president and his team for taking action and elevating the issue greatly on the national and international stage.

Adam Carolla Talks Cars, Politics and Why He Hates Hollywood

Steve Karras | Posted 01.07.2013 | Entertainment
Steve Karras

"I like O'Reilly; I like his show and am flattered that he wants me to be a regular contributor to his show. It's not far from my satellite studio where I do the webcast. On Mondays I go in, do about seven or eight minutes of complaining about something and go home."

Romney's Priority in Auto-Rescue Was Saving Investors -- Not Jobs, Not Even the Industry

Paul Abrams | Posted 12.24.2012 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Mitt Romney's career at Bain Capital provided him a lot of experience with bankruptcies. So, it was natural that, as the Obama team was considering a rescue package for the auto industry, Romney reached into his old bag of tricks.

Romney & Obama: Where's the Inspiration?

Jigar Shah | Posted 12.24.2012 | Green
Jigar Shah

On the energy front, President George Bush was one of our best presidents ever. He and Vice President Dick Cheney created an energy plan. This energy plan gave investors a direction in life.

We Need a Long-Term Energy Strategy

K. Forrest Beanum | Posted 12.15.2012 | Business
K. Forrest Beanum

It's time to put politics aside, ignore the phony quick-fix solutions that politicians might offer, grab hold of the wheel and take personal responsibility for driving the agenda of our nation's energy future.

'Green News Report' - January 19, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 03.20.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: White House...

For Detroit, Size Matters: Will Automakers Latch on to Loopholes and Undercut New Emissions Rules?

Dan Becker | Posted 01.28.2012 | Detroit
Dan Becker

The Obama administration has proposed rules that would determine how far 2025 cars go on a gallon of gas. Surprisingly, though, auto companies can dictate how successful the program will be. This presents Detroit with an unusual challenge.

'Green News Report' - November 17, 2011

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 01.17.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Political k...

Are The New 54 MPG Standards Attainable?

| Posted 11.17.2011 | Green

By Mark Fischetti (Click here for original article.) A new car in 2025 will go twice as far on a gallon of gasoline than a 2012 model does now, if...

Obama Administration Proposes Doubling Auto Fuel Economy By 2025

Posted 11.16.2011 | Green

By John Crawley WASHINGTON, Nov 16 (Reuters) - The Obama administration proposed on Wednesday doubling auto fuel efficiency to 54.5 miles per gallo...

Accelerating Away From Oil

Margie Alt | Posted 12.21.2011 | Green
Margie Alt

The car companies support the new standards. The people who build the cars support the new standards. Let's make sure we get them in place as soon as possible. It's time to start moving to get America off oil.

The New CAFE Standards Are Good, But We'll Still Be Drinking Oil

Jigar Shah | Posted 10.05.2011 | Green
Jigar Shah

While I commend the Obama administration and 13 automakers for boosting the Corporate Average Fuel Economy of cars and light-duty trucks sold in the U.S., it is only a baby step toward solving our real problem: oil addiction.

Lucia Graves

GOP Launches Investigation Into Obama's Fuel Economy Rules | Lucia Graves | Posted 10.01.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) has launched an investigation into whether the Obama administration violated administrative law by holding ...

Jerry Brown Makes Some Moves

William Bradley | Posted 10.01.2011 | Los Angeles
William Bradley

Brown had been remarkably quiet since signing the state budget at the end of June, even by the terms of his rather quiet new/renewed governorship. He returned on July 22nd with a burst of activity.

Driven to Change

Sen. Ed Markey | Posted 09.28.2011 | Politics
Sen. Ed Markey

Today, President Obama announced the latest phase of fuel economy standards, moving to 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025. These standards strike at the heart of the oil cartel that has held America in a stranglehold for decades.

OMB puts its thumb on the scale against the environment

Dan Becker and James Gerstenzang | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dan Becker and James Gerstenzang

The Office of Management and Budget's effort runs counter to the administration's strong and positive agenda on energy efficiency, renewable energy and the environment in general.