September 24, 2013
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New steering tech for heavy equipment saves fuel, ups efficiency

Researchers have shown how to reduce fuel consumption while improving the efficiency of hydraulic steering systems in heavy construction equipment. Continue reading

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August 19, 2013
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Ford C-MAX hybrid fuel economy gets revised to 43 MPG combined

The real-world fuel efficiency of the C-MAX generated some controversy, enough for the EPA to take a closer look. Continue reading

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April 24, 2013
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Nothing bugs these NASA aeronautical researchers

A team of scientists at NASA’s Langley Research Center in Virginia are studying ways to prevent the remains of insect impacts from adhering to the wing of an aircraft in flight. While the effort is undeniably a goldmine for puns, the research is seriou… Continue reading

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February 21, 2013
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261 MPG Volkswagen XL1 diesel plug-in hybrid to be produced in limited quantities

After two prototype generations, VW has decided to make limited quantities of the third generation of its incredibly fuel-efficiency XL1, formerly known as the 1-liter car. Continue reading

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January 16, 2013
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Acura Updates NSX Hybrid Supercar Concept

Fans of supercars looking for some eye-candy, the updated Acura NSX Hybrid Concept might be for you. It’ll never make much difference for the environment, but it’s nice to see engineers working on fuel-efficiency rather than V12 engines. Continue reading

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October 31, 2012
by Max Baumhefner
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Electric Car Sales Increase 228 Percent

Max Baumhefner, Sustainable Energy Fellow, San Francisco
Automakers operate on a different calendar, in which the 2012 model year recently came to a close.  As my colleague, Luke Tonachel, explains, this was the year of the green c… Continue reading

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September 20, 2012
by Johanna Dyer
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Taxi of Tomorrow Given the Green Light for New York City

Johanna Dyer, Attorney, New York
So New York City’s taxi saga continues.
This morning, the city’s Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) voted to approve the Taxi of Tomorrow program, which will create a nearly exclusive-model … Continue reading

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August 28, 2012
by Luke Tonachel
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Strong Clean Car and Fuel Economy Standards Finalized, Here Are the Details and Numbers…

Luke Tonachel, Vehicles Analyst, New York City
Today, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized new automobile standards that reach the equivalent of 54.5 mpg in 2025. Let&rsquo… Continue reading

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July 24, 2012
by Reduce
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GE on Board with EPA Waste-Reduction Programs

GE has established itself as an appliance manufacturing giant, but now the colossal company is looking to downsize its eco footprint. This spring, GE announced additional participation in two of EPA’s voluntary programs designed to help companies become more sustainable. EPA’s WasteWise program is a waste-reduction initiative and the SmartWay Program aims to decrease transportation-related [...] Continue reading

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July 17, 2012
by Kaid Benfield
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Great infographic on benefits of public transportation

Kaid Benfield, Director, Sustainable Communities, Washington, DC
 
 
This would make a great poster.  Last week the Sustainable Cities Collective (recommended) posted a terrific, poster-sized graphic highlighting the ben… Continue reading

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April 3, 2012
by Mark Izeman
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Will the NYC Taxi of Tomorrow Be the Taxi of Yesterday?

Mark Izeman, Senior Attorney and Director of the New York Urban Program, New York

Nearly seven years ago, the first hybrid yellow taxis rolled onto the streets of New York City as part of an effort to improve fuel economy and reduce em… Continue reading

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February 8, 2012
by Reduce
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Waste Management Tests New Efficient Trucks

The following is an op-ed piece by Wes Muir, director of communications for Waste Management. It does not describe the views or opinions of Earth911. For better or for worse, garbage can be heavy, wet and bulky. This has presented a challenge for cities, private citizens, businesses and waste collectors alike since the days of [...] Continue reading

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August 17, 2011
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NRDC in the News 8/17: Climate change inaction, tar sands, air pollution standards and more…

NRDC News, NRDC News Team, NRDC Offices Worldwide The Washington Post quoted Dan Lashof expressing concern about Congress getting in the way of any climate change action… Josh Mogerman criticized the Canadian tar sands oil industry’s greenwashin… Continue reading

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August 12, 2011
by Deron Lovaas
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Solving State Oil Addiction, Deep in the Heart of Texas

Deron Lovaas, Federal Transportation Policy Director, Washington, D.C. Earlier this week I braved the 100-degree-plus heat in San Antonio, Texas to speak at an energy summit held as part of the National Conference of State Legislatures annual summit. A… Continue reading

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March 31, 2011
by Luke Tonachel
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We Can Meet (and Exceed) President Obama’s Oil Security Goal with Clean Energy

Luke Tonachel, Vehicles Analyst, New York City Yesterday, President Obama announced a national goal to cut oil imports by one-third by 2025. The cheapest, cleanest and fastest way to not just reach but exceed the President’s goal is through clean… Continue reading

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March 28, 2011
by Mark Izeman
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Why Can’t All Yellow Taxis Be Green?

Mark Izeman, Senior Attorney and Director of the New York Urban Program, New York Later this morning at City Hall, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Jerry Nadler will announce new federal legislation that would allow New York City and cit… Continue reading

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February 18, 2011
by Luke Tonachel
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Greening our Cars and Trucks

Want to help reduce U.S. oil dependence, cut dangerous carbon pollution and save money at the gas pump? Providing Americans with more choices of clean, high-efficiency cars and trucks is vital to reaching those goals. We must also focus on how we fuel … Continue reading

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August 9, 2010
by Reduce
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10 Great Things to Buy Used

Usually, the greenest item you can buy is one that already exists, yet it seems as though a new “eco-friendly” product hits the market daily, leading consumers to believe that they’re killing the planet with every purchase if they opt for anything but these fancy new items.
We’re not saying buying new is a bad thing. [...] Continue reading

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August 8, 2010
by MoreRecycling
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Automotive X Prize Finalists Race to Top 100 MPGe

X-Tracer and ZAP compete for the X Prize. Photos courtesy of Progressive Automotive X Prize After a series of eliminations at Michigan International Speedway over the past several weeks, the original 136 vehicles that qualified to enter the Automotive… Continue reading

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