Posts tagged with 'fuel efficiency'
China's Car Industry Surpasses U.S.
China's Car Industry Surpasses U.S.
For the first time ever, there have been more cars sold in China than the United States. (This news comes at the same time as Detroit’s General Motors announced it would cut another 10,000 workers.) From the Associated Press: SHANGHAI ...
Saving Money and the Environment by Changing The Way You Drive
Saving Money and the Environment by Changing The Way You Drive
Today, NPR had an interesting story about “Hypermilers”, a group of people who try and get every last bit of distance out of each gallon of gas they use in their cars. In an ideal world, record high gas prices ...
Is the Hummer Doomed?
Is the Hummer Doomed?
Photo by POPOEVER. The New York Times reports today that the Hummer, that vehicle which has drawn the wrath of environmentalists and spawned websites like FUH2, might become a thing of the past. That’s because gas prices are now hovering ...
The End of Suburbia
The End of Suburbia
Via Dot Earth.
A Systems Approach for Reducing Greenhouse Gases
A Systems Approach for Reducing Greenhouse Gases
Photo by mocodragon. While the fuel economy standards in the latest energy bill are a welcome first step, giving us some relief from stagnation in fuel economy from vehicle fleet, the California approach, which treats greenhouse gases as pollutants, and ...
California Dreaming
California Dreaming
Photo by mj*laflaca In 2002 the National Academy of Sciences wrote a report suggesting a modest raise in new car fuel efficiency – from 28 miles per gallon to around 32 – was justified. The Bush Administration ignored this finding. ...
Increasing Fuel Efficiency Is Good, But It's Not Everything
Increasing Fuel Efficiency Is Good, But It's Not Everything
Legislation passed by Congress to raise fuel effiency is a welcome first step. Photo by Storm Crypt. As an engineer working in the field of sustainable transport I am very excited about the latest efforts to improve fuel efficiency, which ...
Raising Fuel Efficiency
Raising Fuel Efficiency
Photo by gisleh from Flickr. On Friday, the US House of Representative voted 235-181 to approve a major energy bill that would substantially raise fuel efficiency standards for the first time since 1975 when the OPEC oil embargoes, triggering oil ...
How to Debunk the Junk
How to Debunk the Junk
Bigger isn’t always better. Photo by powebooktrance. Recently CNW Marketing Research, an Oregon-based automotive research group, published a paper making the audacious claim that the Hummer is actually more energy efficient than the Prius. The study later showed up in ...
Ford Creates New Post - Vice President for Sustainability
Ford Creates New Post – Vice President for Sustainability
Are Times Changing in Detroit? On Monday, The New York Times reported that Ford Motor’s chief executive acknowledged the link between greenhouse gases and global warming and vowed to respond to the threat of a heating planet by creating a ...
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