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  • Peter Kent says motorists could save $900 from Obama’s fuel standards

    Peter Kent says motorists could save $900 from Obama’s fuel standards

    by Mike De Souza Canada.com November 27, 2012 OTTAWA ‚Äî Canadian motorists could reduce gasoline consumption by 50 per cent and save about $900 per year by 2025 through new fuel economy standards introduced by U.S. President Barack Obama’s administration that would be matched by the Harper government, Environment Minister Peter Kent said Tuesday. “It’s the right thing to do,” Kent said at a car dealership in Ottawa. “It is government policy to have every sector play its part in [...]

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  • Will New Fuel-Economy Rules Reduce the Need for Oil Sands Imports?

    Will New Fuel-Economy Rules Reduce the Need for Oil Sands Imports?

    by Maria Gallucci InsideClimate News September 11, 2012 The Obama administration’s latest efficiency standards for new cars and trucks are expected to dramatically curb America’s oil consumption over the next decade. So does that mean the United States won’t need to import so much oil from Canada’s tar sands region? Oil experts with two environmental groups say the answer to that question is yes… Luke Tonachel, senior vehicles analyst for the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), said the new rules [...]

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  • Let us praise ingenuity: Petty politics are killing our spirit of innovation

    Let us praise ingenuity: Petty politics are killing our spirit of innovation

    By FRANCIS BEINECKE and ROBERT LUTZ Chicago Tribune March 29, 2012 It’s not every day you’ll find the two of us on the same page. One of us is the leader of an organization that believes we need to take every step possible to stop the current and future damage of global climate change. The other famously calls global warming “a crock” but led the efforts at General Motors to develop the Chevy Volt. You can probably guess who’s who. [...]

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  • Brian Dickerson: Global warming biggest threat to U.S. security, retired officer says

    Brian Dickerson: Global warming biggest threat to U.S. security, retired officer says

    By LEE GUNN Detroit Free Press March 29, 2012 Lee Gunn — “Lee” is how he introduces himself, although most people call him Admiral Gunn, in deference to his 35 years as a U.S. Naval officer — does not look like a Prius driver, much less a tree-hugger. Which is why many people do a double take when the Pontiac-born Gunn tells them that global warming is the most serious national security issue confronting the U.S. — or, as he [...]

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