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Fuel Efficiency

Innovation Earth: This Technology Could Make Red Lights Obsolete And Boost MPG By 30 Percent

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 06.17.2014 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

Every weekday, I take a six-mile drive through Mid-City Los Angeles to pick up my daughter from preschool. There are no fewer than 20 stoplights along...

President Obama's Truck Efficiency Is W6: Win-Win-Win-Win-Win-Win

A. Siegel | Posted 04.21.2014 | Green
A. Siegel

When looking at Obama's announcement of new truck energy efficiency standards, it is clear that the measure meets the criteria of multiple wins. This sounds tremendous... however, as is the case far too often, the proponents of action are yet again understating the full value of action.

'Green News Report' - February 18, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 04.20.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Obama's plan to keep on truckin'...with much less oil; Secretary of Sta...

Obama Turns Attention To Fuel Efficiency

AP | Posted 02.18.2014 | Politics

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — President Barack Obama is ordering a new round of fuel efficiency standards for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles by March ...

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.

Why Are the Detroit Three Resisting New Mileage and Emissions Rules?

Dan Becker and James Gerstenzang | Posted 02.19.2014 | Business
Dan Becker and James Gerstenzang

The biggest single step any nation has taken to fight global warming is working. Now if the auto industry -- finally selling cleaner cars and making real profits -- would just stop fighting it.

Why Hybrid Cars Are Really Becoming Popular Among Older Drivers

Posted 10.11.2013 | Fifty

Automakers, take note. When it comes to cars, older consumers are just as concerned with keeping up appearances as their younger counterparts. And the...

Climate Change This Week: Biblical Rains, Another Solar Breakthough, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 11.16.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Colorado's "Biblical" Flood in Line with Climate Trends reports Andrew Freedman at Climate Central. He notes that this lethal catastrophic event is c...

5 Cheap, Reliable And Fuel-Efficient Used Cars

Posted 09.18.2013 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Jim Motavalli: Last week, gas prices dropped a bit, to an average of $3.59 a gallon. Any drop in fuel costs always lea...

Lucia Graves

Obama Lays Out Second-Term Climate Strategy

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Tuesday invoked his executive authority to undertake a slew of measures aimed at curbing climate change and pr...

Robert Redford Calls on President Obama to Show the Courage of His Climate Convictions

Frances Beinecke | Posted 08.11.2013 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Under the Clean Air Act, the Environmental Protection Agency can set standards to curb carbon pollution from its largest source -- coal-fired power plants. Even while Congress remains paralyzed, the president can move forward.

Earth Day Is a Reminder to Move Forward on Combating Climate Change

Gene Karpinski | Posted 06.22.2013 | Green
Gene Karpinski

Under President Obama's leadership, we've already taken the single biggest step that the U.S. government has ever taken to reduce global warming pollution -- the implementation of a series of historic new rules to increase national fuel efficiency for cars to 54.5 miles per gallon by the year 2025.

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.

Fuel Efficiency

Jerry Jasinowski | Posted 06.01.2013 | Green
Jerry Jasinowski

It is true that VW and Ford offer vehicles in Europe and elsewhere that boast MPG of 70 or better, and that they are not available in the U.S.

Climate Change Solutions That Advance Illinois' Economy and Environment Together

Howard Learner | Posted 05.11.2013 | Green
Howard Learner

Saving energy saves consumers money. Less pollution means better public health and cleaner lakes and rivers for all. Why would anyone argue that it's somehow smart to waste energy and money?

The State of the Union and Climate Change

Tina Gerhardt | Posted 04.15.2013 | Green
Tina Gerhardt

While President Obama's focus on climate change is a welcome, albeit belated, shift, it remains to be seen whether he will match words with action. More and more environmental organizations and activists are prepared to keep the pressure on to ensure he does.

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.

Memo to Neil Young: Higher MPG Standards Are a Good Thing

Elliott Negin | Posted 02.13.2013 | Green
Elliott Negin

Don't let it bring you down, Mr. Young. Indulge me a bit. Let me explain just what these new standards will accomplish and how some complementary policies -- including cutting U.S. oil use in half -- would help us, as you termed it, "get real on carbon."

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.

Voters Chose Leaders Who Will Confront Climate Change

Peter Lehner | Posted 01.09.2013 | Green
Peter Lehner

This election was a resounding victory for climate action. Americans were presented with the clearest choice yet on global warming, and they chose the presidential candidate who confronted the climate threat, not the one who turned it into a punch line.

Picking Winners and Losers

Tom Steyer | Posted 11.02.2012 | Politics
Tom Steyer

These are high-paying, high-quality jobs across a huge range of occupations and industries. The only question is whether the winners of these good jobs will be in the United States or in places like China.

Mitt Romney Out of Touch with Latino Voters on Clean Energy and Health Issues

Adrianna Quintero | Posted 12.11.2012 | Green
Adrianna Quintero

With 12.2 million Latinos projected to vote in November, the race is on to capture Latino support in key battleground states. But even as Gov. Romney scrambles to appeal to Latino voters, new polling confirms that he couldn't be more out of touch when it comes to our energy future.

Do Heavy People Pay More For Gas?

The Huffington Post | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 10.09.2012 | Money

With gas prices reaching record highs in certain parts of the country, Americans are looking for someone to blame for their pain at the pump. But driv...

'Green News Report' - September 20, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 11.20.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. TWITTER:...

'Green News Report' - September 18, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 11.18.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY...