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Do Green Cars Lead To More Driving?

Posted 04.12.2014 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Jim Motavalli: Here’s the good news: According to the wonks at the University of Michigan’s Transportation Researc...

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.

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...

Americans Elect a Leader on Clean Energy, Clean Air, and Climate Action

Frances Beinecke | Posted 01.06.2013 | Green
Frances Beinecke

This is a victory for all Americans who want to breathe clean air, drink safe water, and protect treasured landscapes. And it is a setback for the fossil fuel companies that invested so heavily in this election and have so little to show for it.

How Long Can This Car Go Without Gas?

The Huffington Post | Anna Mazarakis | Posted 06.05.2012 | College

A group of engineering students at the University of Michigan are trying to prove that a car can get about 3,300 miles per gallon using a modified law...

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."

"All of the Above" Can't Deliver All the Benefits the Clean Energy Economy Can

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.23.2012 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Instead of offering targeted policies, many leaders are suggesting an "all of the above" approach to energy development. The idea is that we should throw everything we have at the problem and see what sticks. It's a misguided strategy that would do more harm than good.

Sharon Silke Carty

Hybrid Car Prices Could Spike 20 Percent Due To High Gas Prices

HuffingtonPost.com | Sharon Silke Carty | Posted 03.21.2012 | Money

It's becoming almost an annual tradition: As fuel prices rise in the spring, so do the prices of hybrid cars. And that's the case even if the math...

Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline Won't Ease Gas Prices; Senate Must Reject It

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.07.2012 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Pipeline supporters and their allies in Congress are trying to capitalize on rising gas prices by claiming the pipeline would lower prices at the pump. That is patently false.

Will Higher Gas Prices Make This More Attractive

AP | DEE-ANN DURBIN | Posted 05.07.2012 | Business

DETROIT — More natural gas-powered vehicles will hit the market soon, as rising gasoline prices, booming natural gas production and proposed tax...

This Time, The Big 3 Are Ready For Big Gas

AP | By DEE-ANN DURBIN and TOM KRISHER | Posted 03.02.2012 | Detroit

DETROIT -- Gas prices are spiking. But this time, Detroit is ready. When prices soared in 2008, the city's three U.S. automakers were caught flat-foo...

PHOTOS: Green Cars Of The Future

AP | YURI KAGEYAMA | Posted 01.30.2012 | Green

TOKYO — Green cars rolled into the spotlight at the Tokyo auto show as Japan's automakers look to fuel efficient technology to reinvigorate grow...

Obama's 54.5 MPG Standards Will Curb Dangerous Pollution and Put Americans to Work

Frances Beinecke | Posted 01.16.2012 | Green
Frances Beinecke

President Obama has delivered another victory for clean energy innovation. Today his administration moved forward with new standards for cars, SUVs, and pick-up trucks that will almost double vehicle miles per gallon to 54.5 mpg by 2025.

10 States That Spend The Most On Car Expenses

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 12.12.2011 | Business

Fluctuating gas prices, parking and repairs are just some of the expenses car owners can expect to encounter on any given day. But for car owners in s...

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."

Obama To Approve Fuel Efficiency Standards

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 09.25.2011 | Green

President Obama is close to a deal with automakers on proposed plans to introduce new fuel efficiency standards for cars and light trucks from 2017-20...

Ford Lifts Profits With Higher Prices, Improves Sales

Posted 09.25.2011 | Business

(Bernie Woodall) - Ford Motor Co's quarterly profit beat Wall Street expectations helped by higher prices and improved sales in North America. ...

Car Collecting: The Ultimate Reuse, Restore and Recycle

Jennifer Schwab | Posted 09.13.2011 | Green
Jennifer Schwab

So what was a sustainable girl like me doing looking at some of the world's greatest Mercedes, Packard, Rolls Royce, Bugattis, Lincolns, Cadillacs, among many others? After all, aren't cars the antithesis of green?

Fewer Deals Means GM Sales Drop

TOM KRISHER and DEE-ANN DURBIN | Posted 08.01.2011 | Business

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors' U.S. sales fell 1.2 percent in May as it offered fewer deals to customers and it cut sales to rental car companies. ...

New Drilling Bills Won't Help With Gas Prices, Will Make Rules Weaker Than Pre-BP Spill

Frances Beinecke | Posted 07.04.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

It is cynical for politicians to claim that more drilling will relieve high gas prices. More drilling only means more profits for the oil industry -- not lower costs at the pump

Auto Sales Soar As Consumers Flock To Small Cars

autos.aol.com | Posted 07.03.2011 | Business

April car sales kept going strong, fueled by strong consumer demand for small cars and growing consumer confidence. General Motors' sales spiked 26...

Taxpayer Billions Could Fall Short In Creating New Jobs, More Efficient Cars

Posted 05.31.2011 | Business

By Ronnie Greene and Matthew Mosk The Center For Public Intergrity An Energy Department loan program meant to create jobs and spur development o...

Do Green Cars Make People Drive More?

Mother Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Treehugger reports that in Sweden, purchases of fuel-efficient cars are on the rise, but so are emissions. So does this mean that Swedes are actually...

Everything You Need To Know About New Clean Diesel Cars

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

From The Daily Green: Not long ago the word "diesel" was synonymous with loud, smelly, and unreliable vehicles in the United States. In fact, over ...

Amping Up the Drive to Reduce Gasoline Consumption and Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Cars and Trucks

Mark Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mark Cooper

Ten years ago, California stuck with the Clean Cars program and led the nation to lower emissions of pollutants. They'll have the opportunity to lead the nation again next year.