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Fuel Economy Standards

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.

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.

When It Comes to Fighting Climate Change, We Need All the Tools in Our Tool Belt to Win

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 07.01.2013 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

The passing of another Earth Day seems to have some pundits waxing nostalgic. One such pundit, Nicholas Lemann of the New Yorker, wrote a glowing piec...

Five Reasons to Support Gina McCarthy's Nomination to Lead the EPA

Frances Beinecke | Posted 06.11.2013 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Gina McCarthy has been tapped to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, and given her track record of protecting America's families from toxic pollution, her confirmation will help us all breathe easier.

Top 10 Sustainable Business Stories of 2012

Andrew Winston | Posted 02.22.2013 | Green
Andrew Winston

We may not be keeping pace with these pressures, but leading companies continue to evolve more sustainable strategies and tactics. Let's look at some top macro- and company-level stories.

Car Safety 2013: 32,000 Dead -- Where's the Outrage?

Steve Parker | Posted 02.18.2013 | Business
Steve Parker

Some 32,367 people died in motor vehicle accidents in 2011. That's nearly 100 a day dying on our nation's highways, yet any apparent outrage remains muted at best.

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...

Transforming Our Energy System: Making Progress, Much More Needs to Be Done

Sen. Bernie Sanders | Posted 12.25.2012 | Green
Sen. Bernie Sanders

The fact is, over the last four years we have begun to transform our energy system, cut greenhouse gas emissions and create new jobs through energy innovation. But much more has to be done.

There are No Winners in Wars Over Oil

Terry Tamminen | Posted 11.20.2012 | Green
Terry Tamminen

History tells us there are no winners in wars over oil, but there are certainly a lot of losers. History also tells us that we are smart enough to innovate our way to a more sustainable future.

Obama's Greenest Day

Michael Brune | Posted 10.28.2012 | Green
Michael Brune

The 54.5 miles per gallon fuel-efficiency standards announced today will double the average fuel efficiency of all vehicles on the road by 2025. Not only is this "change we can believe in" -- it's also the most significant measure to get off oil by any U.S. president in four decades.

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.

Sharon Silke Carty

White House Touts Efficient Cars As New Fuel Economy Standards Loom

HuffingtonPost.com | Sharon Silke Carty | Posted 06.25.2012 | Business

The White House will host a three-hour conference Wednesday to tout what it calls the "innovative success story" of the auto industry's clean cars, ad...

Are The New 54 MPG Standards Attainable?

| Posted 11.17.2011 | Green

By Mark Fischetti (Click here for original article.) A new car in 2025 will go twice as far on a gallon of gasoline than a 2012 model does now, if...

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...

Chrysler: Improved Engines Will Help Meet New Standards, Electric Cars Over-Hyped

AP | By TOM KRISHER | Posted 10.03.2011 | Green

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. -- Carmakers will squeeze more miles out gasoline and diesel engines to meet the tougher fuel economy standards announced by the ...

Obama To Announce Fuel Economy Standards On Friday

AP | Posted 09.26.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama plans to announce new fuel economy standards for cars and light trucks for the model years 2017 through 2025...

Is 56.2 The Magic Number For Fuel Efficiency?

AP | DINA CAPPIELLO | Posted 08.27.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is telling American automakers that it would like cars and light trucks to average 56.2 miles per gallon b...

Feds Announce First-Ever Fuel Efficiency Standards For Trucks

AP | KEN THOMAS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — Future generations of semi-trucks, school buses and large pickups will need to cut fuel consumption and emissions by 10 to 20 perce...

Sarah Palin's Empty Promise

Simran Sethi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Simran Sethi

Encouraging the auto industry to adhere to higher standards and pursue hybrid technology will reduce our dependence on all oil. Drill, baby, drill? No. Think, baby, think.

China Planning Strict Fuel Economy Standards

New York Times | Keith Bradsher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Worried about heavy reliance on imported oil, Chinese officials have drafted automotive fuel economy standards that are even more stringent than those...

Obama's Bold New Auto Standards

Ann Carlson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ann Carlson

This is truly huge news and a big victory for the environment.

Now Is The Time To Keep The Pressure On By Increasing Fuel Economy Standards

Mark Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mark Cooper

Now that the speculative bubble in commodities has burst and with the global economy moving into recession, crude oil and gasoline prices are plummeting.

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.

Suddenly Obama's Auto-Policies Matter: Michigan Is The New Florida

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Diane Tucker

Any sort of cash incentive to get manufacturers to build more efficient vehicles -- and to get people to buy more of them -- is an admirable thing. But let's not forget that if people just make smarter choices, this nation's energy usage will go down dramatically.

Texas Two Step

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carl Pope

Yesterday Bush made it abundantly clear that McCain has joined his camp by ratifying what both Cheney and McCain said in the past two days -- it's time to give the oil industry what it wants.