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

Seth Shulman | Posted 11.10.2014 | 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 11.03.2014 | 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 10.30.2014 | 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";...

New Vehicle Fuel Economy At Record High, Says EPA

AP | By TOM KRISHER | Posted 12.08.2014 | Green

DETROIT (AP) — Gas mileage for new cars and trucks in the U.S. averaged a record 24.1 miles per gallon last year, but gains in fuel economy are slow...

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.

WATCH: Propulsion Advancements Will Drive Tech Into The Future

Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology

To put it simply, propulsion is the creation of force that leads to movement, but with today's technological and engineering advances, we're able to m...

Rethinking the Role of Business in Solving Environmental Threats

Ceres | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Ceres

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgMy nonprofit group, Ceres, has been working closely with Ford and GM for many years as the companies have taken their sustainability journey.

Innovation Earth: Innovation, Interrupted

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

It's now Day 8 of the government shutdown, and a lot of people are hurting. But some of the greatest suffering may ultimately come to our country collectively, as potentially groundbreaking climate and energy research -- not to mention policy -- is now put on hold.

Pennies & Petroleum: Spending Wisely at the Pump

Women & Co | Posted 07.16.2013 | Business
Women & Co

It's the phrase that you dread to hear, and yet there it is, on the news, in the paper, and at the water cooler. Gas prices stink. Still, we line up at the pumps and we fill up week after week, day after day -- because in the end, what choice to you have?

Energy Efficiency Simply Makes Sense

Maria van der Hoeven | Posted 05.25.2013 | Green
Maria van der Hoeven

What simple tool offers the entire world an extended energy supply, increased energy security, lower carbon emissions, cleaner air and extra time to mitigate climate change? Energy efficiency.

Obama's Climate Summons Is No Surprise

Kevin Knobloch | Posted 04.17.2013 | Green
Kevin Knobloch

Three primary developments over the last few years are likely driving the president's assessment that the economics and politics of climate change have evolved sufficiently to create an opening for national action.

Climate Change: President Obama's FDR Moment

Frances Beinecke | Posted 02.20.2013 | Green
Frances Beinecke

As we enter 2013, President Barack Obama faces a major challenge on how to address climate disruption. The nation -- and the world -- are looking to him for bold action and to see whether America will finally take the steps needed to address one of the biggest crises our planet has ever faced.

Memo to Neil Young: Higher MPG Standards Are a Good Thing

Elliott Negin | Posted 11.05.2014 | Green
Elliott Negin

Don't let it bring you down, Mr. Young. Indulge me a bit. Let me explain just what these new standards will accomplish and how some complementary policies -- including cutting U.S. oil use in half -- would help us, as you termed it, "get real on carbon."

What the Government Doesn't Get About Fuel Economy

Brian Moody | Posted 01.20.2013 | Business
Brian Moody

Like most federal government mandated fixes, raising the CAFE standards seems short sighted in light of increasingly stringent safety requirements. They just can't have it both ways.