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  • Cars in the U.S. are more fuel-efficient than ever. Here’s why.

    Cars in the U.S. are more fuel-efficient than ever. Here’s why.

    by Brad Plumer WonkBlog The Washington Post March 16, 2013 We’ve noted before that cars and trucks in the United States have starting becoming more fuel-efficient in recent years ‚Äî after decades of stagnation ‚Äî in response to high oil prices and strict new vehicle standards. That’s one reason why U.S. oil imports have plummeted. But a new report from the Environmental Protection Agency offers the most detailed breakdown yet of this trend. Read more…

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  • Experts Respond To Distortions Of Electric Car’s Environmental Benefits

    Experts Respond To Distortions Of Electric Car’s Environmental Benefits

    by Jill Fitzsimmons Media Matters for America March 13, 2013 Fox News is promoting a Wall Street Journal column by Bjorn Lomborg to claim that electric vehicles are “even worse” for the environment than conventional gasoline cars. But experts say Lomborg’s assumptions are out of step with reality and that the environmental benefits of electric vehicles will only grow in the near-future. …as the Natural Resources Defense Council’s Max Baumherner noted, the study used estimates for production emissions that are […]

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  • Wall Street Journal Op-Ed Needs a Better Accountant

    Wall Street Journal Op-Ed Needs a Better Accountant

    NRDC’s Max Baumhefner refutes WSJ op-ed on Green Cars.

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  • Canada to Follow U.S. Greenhouse Gas Regulations For Trucks

    Canada to Follow U.S. Greenhouse Gas Regulations For Trucks

    by Evan Lockridge Truckinginfo February 26, 2013 Canadian Environment Minister Peter Kent on Monday announced final regulations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions for trucks and buses in the country that will mirror those set to go into effect starting next year in the Untied States. The regulations will establish progressively more stringent standards for 2014 to 2018 model-year heavy-duty vehicles such as full-size pick-ups, semi-trucks, garbage trucks and buses. Read more…

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  • Why 2013 is the Year of the Diesel

    Why 2013 is the Year of the Diesel

    by Mike Austin Popular Mechanics February 19, 2012 As consumers clamor for cars with higher mpg numbers and with rigorous new federal fuel-economy standards on the horizon, carmakers are exploring all their options. This has largely meant improving the gasoline internal combustion engine’s efficiency and offering a few hybrid and electric vehicles. Conspicuously absent from many lineups in the U.S., however, have been vehicles with diesel powerplants. And understandably so: The Ameri¬≠can public has been reluctant to embrace diesels ever […]

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  • Gas prices up again, and Americans buy green

    Gas prices up again, and Americans buy green

    by Jim Motavalli Mother Nature Network February 4, 2012 …Americans are buying more fuel-efficient cars. According to the Transportation Research Institute at the University of Michigan, the average combined window sticker fuel economy of cars sold in January is 24.5 mpg, up 22 percent from October 2007. Emissions of that average new car have improved 18 percent since that time. “We have made relatively huge improvements in vehicle fuel economy over the past five years,” the university’s Michael Sivak told […]

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