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  • Driving Growth: How Clean Cars and Climate Policy Can Create Jobs

    Driving Growth: How Clean Cars and Climate Policy Can Create Jobs

    By Natural Resources Defense Council, Center for American Progress, United Auto Workers March 2010 Reducing America’s dependence on imported oil will not only enhance our national security, but it will createsubstantially more jobs than continuing on our current path of waste and unsustainable resource use. Reengineering theU.S. automobile fleet to use energy more efficiently will require new investments in advanced technology, increasingdemand for skilled labor. Instead of presenting a threat to the auto industry, reigning in reliance on oil and […]

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  • Gas mileage boost could fuel economy

    Gas mileage boost could fuel economy

    By SHERWOOD BOEHLERT Politico May 23, 2012 Republicans are now seeking to create jobs, strengthen national security and boost economic growth. Improving the gas mileage on our cars and trucks can help us do all of them. So Republicans should embrace a proposal, expected to be finalized this summer, to raise national fuel-efficiency standards to an average 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025. It could spur economic growth, help American families, reduce our dependence on foreign oil and protect our […]

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  • Fuel economy tops US auto buyers’ wants, says Consumer Reports

    Fuel economy tops US auto buyers’ wants, says Consumer Reports

    By CRAIG TRUDELL Bloomberg Businessweek May 22, 2012 Automobile owners in the U.S. see fuel economy as the leading element they will consider in purchasing their next car, according to a survey by Consumer Reports. Of 1,702 car owners interviewed, 37 percent cited fuel economy as the top concern, the Yonkers, New York-based product tester and magazine publisher said in an e-mailed statement today. Quality was cited as the main reason by 17 percent of respondents, followed by safety at […]

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  • Suppliers ride the MPG wave; saving fuel brings soaring profits

    Suppliers ride the MPG wave; saving fuel brings soaring profits

    By CHARLES CHILD Automotive News May 21, 2012 Gasoline at $4 a gallon and government-mandated fuel economy targets are creating vast opportunities for many big global suppliers. In North America, those suppliers are selling turbochargers, direct injection, stop-start equipment, eight-speed transmissions and many other systems that save fuel. “If you bring a real idea to an OEM to improve fuel economy or lower emissions, they will seriously listen,” says Tim Manganello, CEO of BorgWarner Inc., a top maker of turbochargers. […]

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  • GM to add 200 more workers to Detroit-Hamtramck plant

    GM to add 200 more workers to Detroit-Hamtramck plant

    By CHRISSIE THOMPSON Detroit Free Press May 17, 2012 General Motors is adding about 200 new workers at its Detroit-Hamtramck Chevy Volt factory in anticipation of increasing its production rate in July when the plant adds the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu, people familiar with the situation said‚ Read more…    

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  • NRDC Study Shows CAFE Rules Will Pay Multiple Dividends

    NRDC Study Shows CAFE Rules Will Pay Multiple Dividends

    By JEFF COBB Hybrid Cars April 24, 2012 Last week the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) released a study showing that pending Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) regulations have begun a cascade of benefits that far outweigh the costs of their implementation. Read more…  

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