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Fuel Economy

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 05.16.2012 | 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.

The Law of Unintended Consequences

Terry Tamminen | Posted 10.04.2011 | Green
Terry Tamminen

When the federal government abrogates its duties under the Clean Air Act or Clean Water Act, does that mean that impacted communities just go along with it?

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 ...

Lucia Graves

GOP Launches Investigation Into Obama's Fuel Economy Rules | Lucia Graves | Posted 10.01.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) has launched an investigation into whether the Obama administration violated administrative law by holding ...

Driven to Change

Sen. Ed Markey | Posted 09.28.2011 | Politics
Sen. Ed Markey

Today, President Obama announced the latest phase of fuel economy standards, moving to 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025. These standards strike at the heart of the oil cartel that has held America in a stranglehold for decades.

Could We Lose the Auto Industry Again?

Carl Pope | Posted 09.27.2011 | Business
Carl Pope

With GM and Chrysler seemingly bouncing back from their bankruptcies, and the federal government largely repaying its loans, losing the auto industry may seem unlikely -- and it still is, but it is no longer impossible.

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...