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    Report: Elon Musk: Tesla could go federal with franchise dealer fight

    Mr. Musk Goes to Washington? Jimmy Stewart references aside, that's the approach Tesla Motors chief Elon Musk may take in his crusade to get factory-owned dealerships legalized. Musk tells Automotive News that he may go to Congress in an attempt to take on the country's auto-dealer groups in ...

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    Report: Federal green car fleet buys more Hyundai hybrids as overall number goes down

    The Obama administration made a big deal about how it had a long-term plan to green up the federal vehicle fleet back in early 2011. Even with that big target, the overall number of hybrids is going down. And, after spending time buying fuel-efficient US cars, the Obama administration has been ...

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    Report: US 'fiscal cliff' deal extends biofuel incentives, includes support for e-scooters

    When the US Senate signed off on a budget agreement to (at least temporarily) avoid the so-called "fiscal clif," it stirred up plenty of debate among Democrats and Republicans. It is doing the same among those eying the biofuel industry. Here's how the green vehicle scene shakes out for now, ...

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    Official: EDTA: Yes, federal tax incentives spur alt-fuel vehicle sales

    You won't say it, but we will. That's what the Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA) appears to be saying in a response to a Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report on electric-drive vehicle incentives and their effect on vehicle sales. While the CBO report stayed away from ...

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    GridWise Alliance says a US smart grid would create 280,000 new jobs

    Remember the US presidential election? I know, I know, it seems so long ago now. But one of the big topics in that marathon event was a discussion of jobs, the economy and green energy. From what I remember, there was a lot of talk about how the latter would help the former. The GridWise Alliance, ...

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    Germany could get CO2 bonus/malus system starting in 2009

    Photo by toby_2008. Under CCL 2.0
    Although more focused on rejuvenating car sales than protecting the environment, Germany has decided on new measures to promote greener cars. Currently, the measure is not yet fully defined, but this is what Federal Minister of Environmental Affairs Siegmar ...


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