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Fuel Economy

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.

Automakers Could Pay BIg For Lying About Fuel Costs

Reuters | Posted 01.07.2013 | Business

By Hyunjoo Jin SEOUL, Nov 8 (Reuters) - A U.S. lawsuit has been filed against Hyundai Motor Co and affiliate Kia Motors Corp, seeking...

Not a Hoax: Climate Change Shows Up in a Presidential Acceptance Speech

Bill Chameides | Posted 11.07.2012 | Green
Bill Chameides

In his acceptance speech last night Obama seemed a bit short on specifics for what his second term would mean in the area of policy. His campaign's response to Science Debate's question on climate represents a similar approach.

Obama Administration Makes History by Raising Fuel Standards to 54.5 MPG

Frances Beinecke | Posted 10.28.2012 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Today ushers in a new era for American drivers. Soon we will save thousands of dollars every year at the gas pump. Car buyers will be able to choose from hundreds of models that combine fuel-efficiency, high performance and safety. And workers will find half a million new jobs building the cars of future.

President Obama And 'What Would Jesus Drive?'

Rev. Jim Ball | Posted 10.14.2012 | Religion
Rev. Jim Ball

Leaders don't keep their eyes fixed on their rearview mirrors, ignoring the road ahead. They keep us moving into the future. When it comes to the road we need to travel to overcoming global warming, the president isn't even driving the car.

Sharon Silke Carty

Are Automakers Misleading Us About Cars That Get 40 Mpg?

HuffingtonPost.com | Sharon Silke Carty | Posted 07.17.2012 | Business

When Louis Bird was looking for a new car, he wanted to make sure he bought a vehicle with great fuel efficiency. So he opted for a Hyundai Elantra, w...

Is There a Clean Energy Standard in Our Future?

Bill Chameides | Posted 06.10.2013 | Green
Bill Chameides

Americans are behind Obama, in the sense that they support the president's concept of a national clean energy standard. But they're also behind, in the sense that the voting public is unwilling to go as far as the president wants to go because of costs.

You Can Cut Your Carbon Emissions 20 Percent Over the Next Year

Elliott Negin | Posted 04.26.2012 | Green
Elliott Negin

"The most important single change for most Americans would be to trade in their gas-guzzler for a more fuel-efficient car... At today's gas prices, that would save you as much as $18,000 over the 15-year life of the car."

GE CEO On Electric Cars: 'We're Just Going To Hang On The Hoop Here'

Reuters | Posted 06.24.2012 | Business

* Immelt committed to long term development of EVs * Cost, infrastructure remain challenges * GE supplies about 10 pct o...

Geithner: U.S. In A Better Position To Handle High Gas Prices

Reuters | Posted 06.15.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON, April 15 (Reuters) - The U.S. economy is in a better position to deal with high gasoline prices, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner sai...

Playing the Blame Game on Gas Prices Won't Solve the Problem

Elliott Negin | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics
Elliott Negin

Instead of rehashing the same tired arguments every time gas prices jump, let's focus on real solutions to curb our oil addiction. Drilling more is definitely not one of them; cutting consumption in half is. So let's stop the blame game and get to work.

U.S. Fuel Economy: Past, Present and Future

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.16.2012 | Green
Bill Chameides

OK, amidst the discussion of rising gas prices, we have some good news on the car front. The average mpg for cars sold in the United States is on an upward climb, and has been for a while.

WATCH: Mad Max of Hypermilers Hacks 2-Ton Truck, Halves Fuel Consumption

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 05.15.2012 | Technology
Kirsten Dirksen

He added a charger and now plugs in at night to charge his electric components or when parked long enough, the 15-watt solar panel on his dashboard fully charges his accessories.

Speeding Will Cost You More Than A Traffic Ticket...

Emily Cohn | Posted 03.01.2012 | Money

Gas prices are hitting record highs for this time of year and with summer approaching, they're likely only going to get worse. While the average cost ...

A Good Year for Moving Beyond Oil

Michael Brune | Posted 03.25.2012 | Green
Michael Brune

Rejecting the Keystone XL was a huge symbol of the growing recognition that what's good for Big Oil has nothing to do with what's good for America. Tuesday, I'll be speaking at the third of three public hearings on the new fuel standards.

Does American Weight Gain Negate Improved Fuel Economy?

Posted 01.01.2012 | Green

From Jim Motavalli and Mother Nature Network: "Welcome to Wendy's, how may I help you?" If you replied, "Make mine the Triple Baconator Combo Meal ...

'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...

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 g...

New Ads: Clean Cars or a Trip to the Greenwash?

Bill Chameides | Posted 11.30.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Advertising could be considered an art of grand hyperbole, but are new car ads the latest brushstrokes on this fanciful canvas or truthful commentary on how far down the road car companies have come to lower pollution?

Infiniti Adds First Gas-electric Hybrid

AP | By ANN M. JOB | Posted 11.28.2011 | Green

-- Luxury brand Infiniti finally joins the gasoline-electric hybrid car market with the 2012 M35h that's rated 38 percent more fuel efficient overall...

Product Labeling Secrets

Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff | Posted 11.27.2011 | Healthy Living
Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff

Is the oil you're sautéing with "all-natural" or is it tainted by GMOs? Is that sea bass you're eating sustainable or has it been over-fished nearly to extinction? Even if you read the labels, you might not know.

WATCH: 10 Commandments Of Hypermiling (Or, How To Cut Fuel Costs)

Posted 11.23.2011 | Green

Do you know how to hypermile? Translogic's Bradley Hasemeyer explains in the video below that hypermilers are a group of drivers who "do everything th...

Car Dealers Want to Block Standards that Will Save Drivers Money and Cut Oil Use

Peter Lehner | Posted 11.20.2011 | Green
Peter Lehner

The lobbying group for car dealers wants to block new fuel efficiency standards that will save drivers $80 billion a year at the pump, saying clean car standards are a sign of "over regulation."

WATCH: GM Shows How Wind Tunnel Testing Improves Fuel Economy

Posted 10.20.2011 | Green

In the video below, an engineer at the General Motors Tech Center in Michigan explains how wind tunnel testing helps improve aerodynamics and fuel eco...

Moving Beyond Oil and Stopping a Bad Bill

Michael Brune | Posted 10.04.2011 | Green
Michael Brune

With all the attention on the debt-ceiling, it was easy to miss some of the other news coming from Washington. The White House announced a proposed fuel-efficiency standard for passenger cars and trucks of 54.5 miles per gallon.