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8 US States Target 3.3 Million Electric Vehicles On The Road By 2025

October 26, 2013 by Silvio Marcacci
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Electric Vehicles and States

Forget President Obama’s goal of 1 million electric vehicles on the road by 2015, how about 3.3 million zero-emission vehicles by 2025? It may sound unlikely considering just 165,000 ZEVs are now on US roads, but the governors of eight states signed an agreement to do just that.[read more]

Natural Gas on Track to Become Next Energy Giant

February 28, 2013 by Sarah Battaglia
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Taking into account that natural gas is responsible for generating about 24 percent of U.S. energy, how long will take before it becomes the main source of power in this country?[read more]

Curbing Carbon Emissions the Right Way

February 28, 2013 by Joseph Romm
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carbon emissions

Electric power plants spew about 40 percent of the carbon dioxide pollution in the United States, but, amazingly, there are no federal limits on utility emissions of this potent greenhouse gas.[read more]

Paying the Bill for Electric Vehicles

November 18, 2009 by Geoffrey Styles
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Perhaps it's merely a sign of the times, when a billion is the new million and firms in many industries have found it easier to get capital from the government than from bankers, bondholders and shareholders, but the price tag implicit in the recommendations of a new cross-industry group formed to promote electric vehicles is startling...[read more]

Operation Overdrive Redux

December 2, 2008 by Henry Gentenaar

As an addendum to my earlier post titled Operation Overdrive, wherein I suggest that GM and Bob Lutz are irrelevant, check out this clip from September17th's Colbert Report. Lutz - the notorious climate skeptic who oversees product development at GM -plugged GM’s "gas-friendly" technologies in one breath and then denied human-caused...[read more]

Don’t bother, they’re heeeeere.

August 4, 2008 by Lou Grinzo
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The clowns, that is. In researching and writing about energy and environmental issues, there are times when I want to scream and beat the walls with my fists until they’re bloody. And thanks to our friends in the automotive business, today provided yet another example of the towering idiocy that sends me into such virtual rages. What am...[read more]