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Nevada Plans To Adopt California’s Fuel Economy Standards

June 22nd, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak has decided to side with California and Tesla, not Donald Trump and certain lagging automakers, on the need for cleaner cars. Governor Sisolak announced today, June 22, that Nevada would adopt California's fuel economy regulations


Are We Seeing A Late Combustion Age Collapse?

April 13th, 2019 | by Jennifer Sensiba

Humans have a habit of dividing history up into periods. On smaller scales, we have our own lifetimes. On the largest scales, we have geologic time and the various epochs in the age of the universe. What nearly always marks the beginning of a new period is a disruptive event that changes a significant portion of the topic in question


The Hydrogen Fuel Cell Scam — From George W. Bush & “The Big 3” To Toyota, Honda, & Japan

January 2nd, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

On February 6th of 2003, George W Bush gave a speech in which he touted the benefits of a hydrogen economy. Far from being farsighted or progressive, it may well have been one of the worst examples of greenwashing in our lifetime. The gist of the speech was that we should avoid raising fuel economy standards and deploying clean technologies such as electric cars and renewable energy and instead pursue a transition from fossil fuels to a hydrogen economy


Gutted EPA Mileage Rules Will Please Global Petro-States

March 6th, 2017 | by Susan Kraemer

On Tuesday, March 7th, the Trump administration will reverse the Obama administration's Final Determination requiring automakers meet an average 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025, according to Inside EPA. An alliance of manufacturers had urged protection for fuel inefficiency in a letter to Trump EPA administrator Scott Pruitt in February, and the industry request is one of hundreds of industry-requested rollbacks in Obama rules that are now on the chopping block, according to the New York Times


Verdexchange 2012 Cleantech Conference

January 24th, 2012 | by Susanna Schick

I spent the day at the Verdexchange conference, and heard a lot of interesting news on topics ranging from ESG reporting to Waste to Energy conversion and so much in between. Highlights included witnessing the beginning phases of California's carbon market being developed, hearing Mayor Villaraigosa freestyle at the end of his speech and speak from the heart about his passion for making LA as much a Clean Tech Capital as it is the world's Entertainment Capital.


Disappointing Policy, a Half Mile Short of Inspiration (New CAFE Standards)

August 4th, 2011 | by Bob Higgins

I've just been notified by one of my senators, I have two, that the administration has announced a hike in CAFE standards to 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025. I heard the news several day ago but most of us have better sources than the Senate. I had to sit down for a minute to let that shocking information sink in. I wondered for a second or two why they went for the fraction, what was it about the last 2640 feet per gallon that so tested their courage or was so beyond the range of their vision that they didn't simply roll all the way to 55 mpg



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