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    Official: 2012 model year was the greenest new U.S. auto fleet ever

    To paraphrase the infamous Gordon Gekko from the movie Wall Street: "Green, for lack of a better word, is good." That's what auto analyst Alan Baum is saying upon the release of a National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) study that shows that model-year 2012 was the greenest, MPG-wise, on ...

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    Report: Toyota leading fight against Mexican plan to align fuel economy standards with US

    Fuel-efficient cars might be nearly synonymous with Toyota here in the US, but in Mexico, the Japanese automaker is reportedly leading a fight in a dustup over more stringent automobile fuel efficiency regulations. Mexico's government is reportedly trying to make its own mile-per-gallon rules the ...

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    Study: U.S. drivers to save $68 billion in 2030 with new CAFE standards

    What an extra few hundred bucks a year or so in everyone's pocket will buy almost two decades from now is anyone's guess, but for us, that's beside the point. U.S. drivers will save about $68 billion in refueling expenses in 2030 if the more stringent fuel-economy and greenhouse-gas-emissions ...

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    Consumer Federation of America calls for 60 mpg CAFE standard by 2025

    Now that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Environmental Protection Agency have established fleet fuel economy standards of 35.5 miles per gallon by 2016, the government agencies are hard at work on the next phase of increases that will stretch out to 2020 and beyond. The ...

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    Mitsubishi taking heat over Pebble Mine situation in Alaska

    Mitsubishi (the car company) is making strides in the green car world with the all-electric i-MiEV, but the conglomerate with the same name (which owns the automaker) is not getting a lot of love from environmental groups concerned about a new open-pit mine that might be, well, you can see it in ...

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    DC 2010: NRDC gives us some numbers to crunch about why tough standards are a good thing

    Among the gleaming vehicles on the Washington Auto Show floor, there are some policy and discussion sessions happening as well as part of the EDTA Conference. We thought a quick run through a presentation by Roland Hwang, the transportation program director for the Natural Resources Defense ...

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    Chinese government sets ambitious battery production goals

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    New regulations for the production of batteries, both nickel-hydrogen and lithium-ion, have been submitted to China's State Council, according to Wang Shulin, a National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC)'s expert. China's current ...

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    Environmental and science groups gang up on Toyota over CAFE

    It looks like Toyota's time as the automotive darling of the green movement may be at an end as they now become the new whipping boy over CAFE. A group of nine organizations have launched a new web site at slamming the Japanese automaker for fighting the fuel economy proposal ...

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    NRDC slams Toyota for Greenwashing and supporting Hill-Terry

    For most of this decade, Toyota has been the darling of the environmentalists (if such a thing is possible for a car company) due primarily to the Prius and the addition of the company's hybrid system to their other models. That honeymoon seems to be rapidly coming to an end. Increasingly in ...

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    New study from electric utilities touts PHEV benefits

    The Electric Power Research Institute and the Natural Resources Defense Council have done a new study on plug-in hybrids and as you might expect they have found them to be a good thing. The study looked at what happens to the environment when emissions are moved from individual vehicles to power ...

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    Green Day, NRDC push clean, renewable energy

    Alternative rock group Green Day has teamed with the Natural Resources Defense Council in a new campaign called "Move America Beyond Oil." The goal is to educate music lovers about clean, renewable energy and cut dependence on oil. The online hub for this effort is where visitors ...

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    Out with the old diesel, in with the new Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel

    For months you've been hearing us talk about the impending introduction of the new low-sulfur diesel fuel throughout the country on October 15, though, mostly in regards to ushering in Mercedes' BlueTec engine. Keep in mind that the new fuel will also have a major impact on the 8 million ...


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