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Fuel Efficiency

America is Fu... eled

Hillary Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Hillary Newman

"Fuel" tells the story of Josh Tickell's quest to spread awareness about biodiesel as an alternative energy source. After watching the film, I wanted more. So I set up an interview.

California Fuel Rule To "Reward Innovation, Expand Consumer Choice"

AP | SAMANTHA YOUNG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California air regulators on Thursday adopted a first-in-the-nation mandate requiring low-carbon fuels, part of the state's...

California Fuel Rules Expected To Set National Example

AP | SAMANTHA YOUNG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

SACRAMENTO — California air regulators are considering first-in-the nation rules to require low-carbon fuels as part of the state's wider effort...

The Learning Curve is Steep

Jonathan A. Schein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jonathan A. Schein

How does environmental protection rank in importance for Americans these days? If the results of two recent studies are to believed, our priorities have definitely shifted.

Smog Checks & Chastened Idealism

George Mitrovich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
George Mitrovich

Idealism is the certain loser when confronted by the bureaucratic nature of California state government -- consumer affairs or not.

HuffPost Reviews: Neil Young - Fork In The Road / Simon & Garfunkel - Live 1969

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Many will appreciate Fork In The Road's altruism, and it would be refreshing if Neil Young disciples dedicated whole projects like this to the causes of their hearts.

One Man's Car Shows Why Aid to the Automakers Must Include a Commitment to Fuel Efficiency

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mitchell Bard

By forcing General Motors and Chrysler to shift focus to a future of fuel-efficient vehicles, all of the concerns can be addressed. The automakers can be saved.

CarSharing 2.0: Give Us Many Transportation Options (Please!)

Graham Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Graham Hill

Do you find yourself using a big car or truck when something smaller would do the job? Would you book an electric bike or golf cart or folding bike to cut your carbon footprint?

Look Who's Following me... Yikes!

Julia Bovey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Julia Bovey

Someday, coal-fired electricity plants will likely be able to capture and store their global warming pollution, and that's something that NRDC encourages, as long as it's done well.

Toyota Is Tops In Sales, But Where Is It In Efficiency? | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

To illustrate the gap between the perception of Toyota as a fuel efficient automaker (at least in the US) and the truth, let's take a look at CNN's li...

Tip #5: Deal With (Tire) Inflation

Emily Main | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Emily Main

Assuming all gasoline powered cars on American roads had properly inflated tires, drivers could cut gas consumption by 3.3 percent. That's about 13 million gallons of gas every day.

President Obama On Global Warming: Finally Part Of The Solution

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

On his fifth full day in office, the president did what he said he'd do on a central environmental question. Excellent. Now, on to why it matters, and, most important, what's next.

Staying in the Lead on Biofuel Development -- Part 2

Bob Dinneen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bob Dinneen

Producing ethanol from cellulose can cut carbon dioxide emissions by 86% compared to gasoline according to the US Department of Energy, and ethanol can be produced in almost every part of the country.

'Cash for Clunkers' Finds its Congressional Sponsors

Washington Independent | Mike Lillis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

How's this for a stimulus plan? A trio of senators introduced legislation today allowing owners of gas-guzzlers to trade their vehicles in for thousa...

Perfect Storm for Innovation Gathers in Washington

Neil Young | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Neil Young

Innovators should swarm like locusts on Washington in January, February and March to show the Car Czar how to make fuel-efficient cars.

Auto Bailout: Ecological Sustainability Before Economic Viability

Robert Weissman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Weissman

Detroit does need to find a way to be economically viable over time, but the preeminent need is to ensure that auto manufacturing is viable for the planet.

Detroit, the Last Stand of Middle America

Stephen Herrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stephen Herrington

The question is not and never has been whether we should subsidize automakers for making the same fuel inefficient products, it is how to change what they make in the middle of an economic catastrophe.

Journalist to GOP: You're 100 Percent Wrong About U.S. Automakers

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Diane Tucker

"People who say the U.S. doesn't innovate are woefully out of touch with Detroit's standing in this business."

Fact Or Fiction: 6 Alleged Gas-Savers

Planet Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green has posted on the myths and misconceptions of the common fuel efficiency tips and now has gotten into the groove and done...

Transition Topic IV: Ought To Bail Out on Auto Bailout

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

Foreign car companies that embraced green technologies rather than fight them are now the global leaders.

2009 Fuel Economy Guide: Prius Takes #1, Again

Josie Garthwaite | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Josie Garthwaite

The EPA has just published... The 2009 Fuel Economy Guide. Hybrids swept the top four spots this time, with the 2009 Toyota Prius ranking as the most fuel efficient car.

The Brother-in-Law of All Bailouts

Dan Becker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dan Becker

While the nation's attention was focused on that other bailout, Congress and the President awarded automakers $25 billion in taxpayer-subsidized loan guarantees.

There's No Such Thing as Clean Coal

Michael Brune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Brune

There is no such thing as clean coal. Rather than perpetuate our country's dependence on dirty energy, we can rejuvenate our economy with a transition to truly clean and renewable energy resources.

Fuel Poverty in UK, Government Faces Court Action VIDEO >>

George Spyros | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
George Spyros

BBC News video segment: The UK government faces court action over claims millions are in fuel poverty despite a pledge to eradicate it. [today is Bl...

Your Daily Fuel Saving Reminders

Jeffrey Shaffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeffrey Shaffer

High fuel prices are not going away. You can fight back by following these simple but effective suggestions. 1) Use fuel slowly. If you use it fast, it won't last as long.