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First hearing on 54.5 mpg proposal reveals widespread support

Filed under: MPG, AutoblogGreen Exclusive, Legislation and Policy, USAThey came from as close as the General Motors headquarters across the street and as far away as Santa Fe, New Mexico.They represented groups as diverse as automakers and the military… Continue reading

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New CAFE rules for 2025: How 54.5 mpg generates a lot of numbers (and opposition from VW)

Filed under: Diesel, EV/Plug-in, Legislation and Policy, USAFollowing the big CAFE announcement this morning – which called for a 54.5 mpg fuel economy standard by model year 2025 – EPA administrator Lisa Jackson (pictured) gave a bit more information … Continue reading

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Study: Vehicle emissions down 14% since 2007

Filed under: Etc., MPG, USAConsumers are now buying cleaner, more fuel-efficient vehicles, according to something called the Eco-Drive Index that was compiled by researchers at the University of Michigan. In fact, the researchers found that emissions f… Continue reading

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Ford calls 1.6-liter EcoBoost engine a "hero"

Filed under: MPG, Ford, Europe/EU, UK, USAFord 1.6-liter EcoBoost four cylinder – Click above for a high res image galleryFord says its 1.6-liter EcoBoost delivers the best of both worlds – “performance combined with lower emissions.” We won’t argue ag… Continue reading

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Barron’s says oil likely to hit $150 a barrel next spring, gas $4.50 a gallon

Filed under: Etc., USAIn early May of 2011, the national average price of gasoline in the United States hit exactly $4 a gallon before falling to the current level of $3.56. However, if predictions from Barron’s hold true, then prices will shoot back u… Continue reading

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Report: Obama administration proposes 2025 CAFE of 56.2 mpg

Filed under: MPG, Legislation and Policy, USAThe Obama administration has reportedly disclosed its CAFE target for 2025 and it’s not even remotely close to the 62 miles per gallon that’s been discussed in Washington, D.C. for some time now.According to… Continue reading

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U.S. to release 30 million barrels of oil from Strategic Petroleum Reserve

Filed under: Etc., Legislation and Policy, USA, Middle EastOn Thursday, U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced that the U.S., along with its partners in the International Energy Agency, has decided to release a total of 60 million bar… Continue reading

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Infographic: Taxed at the pump

Filed under: Etc., USAGas tax infographic – Click above to view interactive version after the jumpWith the price of a single gallon of gasoline hovering around $4.00, it’s not like gas comes cheap. In fact, seven out of ten Americans say that soaring p… Continue reading

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U.S. Navy tests algae-based Solajet fuel in Sikorsky MH-60S Seahawk helicopter

Filed under: Biodiesel, USAArmed and ready for action, the U.S. Navy’s Sikorsky MH-60S Seahawk helicopters are fear-inducing machines. However, we’d be willing to bet that most of the U.S.’ opponents have no clue that this bird can take to the skies po… Continue reading

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Ford Transit Connect CNG taxis headed to LA, Chicago, Las Vegas and St. Louis

Filed under: Transportation Alternatives, Natural Gas, USAFord Transit Connect compressed natural gas taxi – Click above for high-res image galleryThe next time you hail a cab in Chicago, IL or Los Angeles, CA you could be jumping into the back seat of… Continue reading

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