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The Internal Combustion Engine -- Is The End In Sight?

Carl Pope | Posted 07.12.2016 | Green
Carl Pope

Governments and business can no longer conceal the death toll, and publics are unwilling to tolerate it. Governments are acting. The VW settlement is not the only regulatory crackdown on internal combustion engines.

Why Diesels Were About to be Obsolete Anyway

Brian Moody | Posted 06.28.2016 | Business
Brian Moody

As Volkswagen reaches a settlement for US owners, something occurred to me. Have you ever had a really great idea in the shower? I haven't. My epiphan...

Volkswagen Diesels Cheated Us. Here's How VW Should Pay.

Dan Becker and James Gerstenzang | Posted 06.21.2016 | Green
Dan Becker and James Gerstenzang

The sun is finally setting on the days when Volkswagen and other automakers could disregard emission standards. Here's how we can make sure it happens.

Who Will Serve the World's Missing Middle?

Justin Guay | Posted 05.25.2016 | Green
Justin Guay

Diesel generators are the world's most ubiquitous distributed energy technology - they're also ripe for displacement. Around the world a growing numb...

Diesel Pollution Is Affecting Dozens of Communities. Will The EPA Act?

The Huffington Post | Robert Baldwin III | Posted 04.08.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Environmental groups are asking Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy to take actions to reduce toxic diesel exhau...

Diesel in the DMV

Zakee Kuduro | Posted 03.09.2016 | Green
Zakee Kuduro

With DC's constant rise with new construction and development also lies a negative with diesel equipment used on construction sites impacting the health of people working on and living within a 10-block radius.

Downturn Now Hitting the Refining Sector | Posted 02.17.2016 | Business

As all energy investors know, it has been a terrible year for oil and natural gas companies. Many stocks are down half or more from their 52-week highs. Yet amidst the carnage, one energy group has held up very well - refiners.

Why Should VW Pay? A View From The Road

Ed Mierzwinski | Posted 01.18.2016 | Green
Ed Mierzwinski

Our decision to purchase the Jetta was heavily influenced by VW's promotion of their vehicles as "clean diesel." They suggested that VW's diesels were as efficient and clean as many hybrid cars. By installing a defeat device, VW was able to bypass regulators and fool us into purchasing a car we otherwise would never have bought.

Only a Bold Move Will Save VW

Jack Hidary | Posted 11.03.2015 | Business
Jack Hidary

The VW scandal points not only to issues at the company, but a deeper problem with all combustion cars. The real fix is not to monkey around with software, but to take a bold new path for the company.

VW: Das Auto. Die Lüge. -- The Car. The Lie.

Leilani Münter | Posted 10.05.2016 | Green
Leilani Münter

Time discovers truth, though sometimes it can take years to be discovered. In the case of Volkswagen, who started selling their first emission-test-cheating diesels in 2009, it took six years for the truth to be revealed, and now we all watch in disbelief as a giant in the auto industry comes tumbling down.

The Silver Lining In The VW Emissions Cloud

Margo T. Oge | Posted 10.01.2016 | Green
Margo T. Oge

If VW can't get the cars to comply with US fuel efficiency standards without compromising performance and fuel efficiency, they should buy them back from consumers.

John Boehner, Volkswagen and the Role of Government

Sidney Shapiro | Posted 10.01.2016 | Politics
Sidney Shapiro

Those politicians celebrating Boehner's ouster, however, are not interested in debate about what is an appropriate balance; they instead elevate ideology over sensible policy insights. In the meantime, the rest of us are held captive to their ignorance and intransigence.

The Volkswagen Scandal: We Have Been Here Before

Carl Pope | Posted 09.28.2016 | Green
Carl Pope

Now, with clean diesel exposed as an oxymoron, VW has an enormous challenge - how to catch up with arch rivals like Toyota which led on hybrids and electrification, while incurring potential enormous fines and a savaged brand value.

BMW Says It Hasn't Manipulated Emissions Tests

Reuters | Jenny Che | Posted 09.25.2015 | Business

BERLIN, Sept 24 (Reuters) - BMW said it has not manipulated emissions tests, denying a magazine report saying some of its diesel cars were found to ex...

Fraud, 'Defeat,' and the Pain and Suffering of Bamboozled VW Consumers

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 09.23.2016 | Business
Lorraine Devon Wilke

But while we bamboozled drivers are advised to "wait to see what happens," no one is specifically addressing the emotional pain and suffering of discovering our unwitting collaboration in this environmental fraud, we who paid a premium to buy green vehicles while essentially operating as superfund sites.

What You Should Do If You Own A Volkswagen That Was Just Recalled

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 09.19.2015 | Business

If you are an owner of one of the nearly half a million diesel-power vehicles the Obama administration ordered Volkswagen to recall on Friday, do not ...

Pastel Underwear Easily Transitions From Spring to Summer

Michael Kleinmann | Posted 05.22.2016 | Style
Michael Kleinmann

Often called the "Easter eggs of the underwear drawer" (no? It's just us that calls them that?), pastel underwear offers up a bright addition to what otherwise may be a dull drawer in your bureau.

Kate Sheppard

Loophole Allows Many Dangerous Chemicals In Fracking Fluids To Go Undisclosed: Report | Kate Sheppard | Posted 10.22.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON -- When it comes to environmental pollutants, sometimes what's legal is what's most worrying. That's the conclusion of a new report on a ma...

'Green News Report' - October 7, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 12.07.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: How many scientists does it take to change a light bulb? Three, according...

Waiter, What's This Diesel Fuel Doing in My Coffee?

Rachel Muncrief | Posted 11.12.2014 | Green
Rachel Muncrief

Nearly everything you use or consume -- the coffee at your elbow, the table it's sitting on, the smart device you're reading this on -- was carried to you on a truck, and the chances are nearly 100 percent that that truck ran on diesel fuel.

Lynne Peeples

Big Coal's Plans For The Pacific Northwest Take A Major Hit | Lynne Peeples | Posted 08.19.2014 | Green

Doctors, tribal leaders, business owners and concerned parents are among those cheering a potentially major blow to Big Coal. On Monday, an Oregon ...

Drillers Defy Safe Drinking Water Act, Illegally Use Diesel To Frack

ProPublica | Naveena Sadasivam | Posted 08.14.2014 | Green

ProPublica's Naveena Sadasivam Reports: A new report charges that several oil and gas companies have been illegally using diesel fuel in their hydr...

Big Oil and Big Corn Square Off: Biodiesel And Democrats Lose

Lindsay San Giacomo | Posted 08.13.2014 | Politics
Lindsay San Giacomo

Until 2014, the Obama Administration always supported raising the RFS, which mandates the amount of biofuels blended into our national fuel supply every year. But now the EPA is proposing keeping the 2013 standards through 2015. The big question here is why.

Every Dance Move From A To Z Showcased In One Ridiculously Insane Video

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 04.13.2014 | Arts

In this incredible video, a group of highly talented dancers demonstrates every dance style from A to Z on the rooftops of Los Angeles buildings. The ...

Why Aren't More People Buying Green Cars?

Brian Moody | Posted 06.11.2014 | Business
Brian Moody

Tax credits, low emissions and super high mpg are all worthy goals, but in the end, it's all about the price. Lower the price and sell more cars -- in this case, it's just that simple.