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  • UAW president, environmentalists tout new fuel economy standards as job creator, ‘incredible victory’

    UAW president, environmentalists tout new fuel economy standards as job creator, ‘incredible victory’

    by Michael Wayland MLIVE August 29, 2012 DETROIT, MI- The 2017-2025 “Corporate Average Fuel Economy” standards are officially set to nearly double the average gas mileage of new cars and trucks in the U.S… Erika Nielsen, director of marketing and public relations at BorgWarner, a global Auburn Hills-based auto supplier: “Automakers are looking for solutions that provide better fuel economy and reduce emissions while maintaining performance. That means new opportunities for our company, because our turbochargers, variable cam timing, dual […]

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  • U.S. Sets Higher Fuel-Efficiency Standards

    U.S. Sets Higher Fuel-Efficiency Standards

    by Bill Vlasic The New York Times August 28, 2012 DETROIT ‚Äî The Obama administration issued new fuel economy rules on Tuesday that require auto manufacturers to increase the average efficiency of new cars and trucks to 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025… The rules for 2025 represent a victory for environmentalists and advocates of fuel conservation. The administration estimates that Americans will reduce oil consumption by 12 billion barrels of oil because of the higher CAFE standards, issued by […]

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  • 2013 Nissan Leaf Edges Closer To Production In Smyrna, TN

    2013 Nissan Leaf Edges Closer To Production In Smyrna, TN

    by Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield Green Car Reprots August 27, 2012 Later this year, Nissan will start producing the 2013 all-electric Leaf at its Smyrna facility in Tennessee. The first time the car has been made outside of Japan, the 2013 models will be made alongside some of Nissan’s other popular cars, including the 2013 Pathfinder, Altima, Maxima, Rogue and Infiniti JX Crossover. Read more…

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  • Every serious person needs to see this chart on what’s really driving the economy

    Every serious person needs to see this chart on what’s really driving the economy

    By JOE WEISENTHAL Business Insider May 26, 2012 You might not be familiar with it, but “Very Serious People” is a popular slur on the internet to describe a certain brand of politician, economist, and pundit who talk about the need for bold steps and sweeping structural reforms to deal with problems like the deficit, America’s lack of competitiveness, and the need to build a retooled, highly educated workforce prepared for the high-tech challenges of the 21st century. Read more…

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