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Fuel Efficiency

Congress Weans Us Off the Teat of Foreign Oil with Concessions to Offshore Drilling

Simran Sethi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Simran Sethi

Weaning America off the teat of foreign oil is something that every citizen can agree is a good thing. It will start to put funding into renewable energy infrastructure that we so desperately need.

On the Impact of Personal Eco-Behavior

David Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Roberts

American people are deeply confused about how to reduce their impact, even if they wanted to. I cringe every time I see someone on TV going on about unplugging power strips.

Green Your Driving Habits: 4 Tips

Avital Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Avital Andrews

I know, I know: It's better to take public transit, or walk or bike, than drive. But for those times when motoring can't be avoided, recall these tips to minimize your vehicle's impact on the planet.

Nissan's Leaf Claims 367 MPG - Is It Better Than The Chevy Volt? (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Yesterday, General Motors claimed that the much-anticipated Chevy Volt would get a whopping 230 miles per gallon. As some critics have pointed out, th...

Like Cash for Clunkers? You'll Love Feebates!

David Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Roberts

If we've learned anything from Cash for Clunkers, it's that direct, tangible incentives drive behavior--much more and faster than what economic projections indicate. We've used those incentives for economic stimulus. Now we should put them to work increasing the fuel efficiency of the whole American fleet.

How The Chevy Volt Got Its $40k Price Tag

AdAge | Dave Guilford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

DETROIT (AdAge.com) -- In 2006, Bob Lutz was steaming over Toyota's success with the Prius hybrid. ...

Dealers Bail Out Cash for Clunkers

Ashley Rindsberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ashley Rindsberg

The auto industry (at least the retail end of it) is finally taking responsibility for itself in a way that benefits the public it serves. Perhaps Congress will follow suit.

America's Other Foreign Oil: Seeing Canada's Tar Sands Up Close

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Americans don't understand the environmental and human consequences of feeding our insatiable appetite for fuel from closer to home: Canada.

GM Finally Goes Green

treehugger.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

That's right, forget all about that smoggy past--the new, green GM is here to stay. It looks like the auto giant is about to undergo some serious rebr...

Fuel-Cell Toyota By 2015

AFP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Toyota Motor, the world's top automaker, plans to roll out a fuel-cell car by 2015 in its push to stay ahead in the global race for green autos, vice ...

Top 10 Green Cars Of 2009

enn.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

So, if you're due for a new ride, consider one of the most eco-friendly cars released this year: from the Tesla Roadster to the Volkswagon Jetta TDI. ...

10 Cars That Show Hope For Detroit

Popular Mechanics | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

If the proverbial light at the end of the tunnel is still dim, many of the recent domestic products have given us hope that these companies will shin...

Ford, Nissan, Tesla To Get Govt Loans

AP | KIMBERLY S. JOHNSON and KEN THOMAS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

DEARBORN, Mich. — Cultivating the next generation of fuel-efficient vehicles, the Obama administration said Tuesday it would lend $5.9 billion t...

'Cash For Clunkers': Obama To Sign $4,500 New Car Credit

AP | KEN THOMAS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Car shoppers could take advantage of government incentives worth up to $4,500 this summer to send their old gas guzzler to the scrap he...

How Can I Be Loved for Hating Everybody?

B. Jeffrey Madoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
B. Jeffrey Madoff

The world is changing way too fast. A year ago we thought Hillary Clinton might get elected. Television pundits repeatedly asked us if we were ready...

Obama Administration Orders 14,000 Fuel Efficient Vehicles

greenbiz.com | GreenBiz StaffPublished June 10, 2009 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Making good on U.S. President Barack Obama's promise to accelerate the greening of the federal fleet, the U.S. General Services Ad...

Congress To Consider 'Cash for Clunkers' Plan

AP | KEN THOMAS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The House on Tuesday approved a "cash for clunkers" bill that aims to boost new auto sales by allowing consumers to turn in their g...

Don't Believe the Doomsayers

Mindy S. Lubber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mindy S. Lubber

Historically, industry's resistance to change has not only been proved groundless, but higher standards set by government have actually stimulated economic growth.

Ford Producing Stronger, Smaller "EcoBoost" Engines

scientificamerican.com | Serious at 04:13 PM on 05/21/09 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Yesterday, Ford began production of what it's calling the EcoBoost engine: a new gasoline motor that employs turbocharging, direct fuel injection, var...

Fuel Economy Standards Are Only Half a Solution

Andrew Winston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andrew Winston

In a remarkably bold regulatory move, the Obama administration is setting new, aggressive fuel efficiency standards for cars and trucks.

Lisa Jackson Says Everyone Benefits From New Fuel Standards (VIDEO)

Fox Business News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

EPA Administrator answered questions about the new fuel regulations on Fox Business News today. Among the anchors' concerns: Will consumers buy into ...

Everybody Wins With Obama's Clean Cars Plan, Including a California Teacher

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

NRDC and other environmental groups have long called for federal regulations of global warming emissions from cars. But it is heartening to see the auto industry finally back such an effort as well.

Finally! A Modern Auto Industry

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

The support of the auto industry shows how powerful the leverage is when an industry, even one as recalcitrant as this one, realizes that higher standards and accountability are unavoidable.

I Pledge to Buy a Made-in-US Car. If We All Buy American - and Obama and Congress Act - We Can Revive US Manufacturing

Roger Hickey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Roger Hickey

I want Barack Obama's plan to save the industry and revive manufacturing to succeed -- so I'm stepping up to do a small thing: I pledge that my next car will be made in the good old USA.

Since We've Made Tortillas Expensive, Let's at Least Use Biofuels Wisely

Rebekah and Stephen Hren | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rebekah and Stephen Hren

If we're truly interested in creating a sustainable transportation network, then we need to envision a future where our limited supply of biofuels is used for much more efficient modes of transportation.