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Mary Ellen is the Transportation Climate Solutions Coordinator at NWF's National Advocacy Center in Washington, DC. When she's not reading and writing about the future of American transportation, she enjoys exploring the surprising number of green spaces in and around the city.

Killer Coal Starring in “The Last Mountain”

6/2/2011 // By Mary Ellen Kustin

I was reading through a report last week that the Governor of West Virginia’s independent investigation panel just released their findings on what led to Massey Energy’s coal mine explosion that killed 29 miners last year. Their verdict? Massey Energy’s […] Read more >

Electric Vehicles’ Price at the Pump: 75 cents “per gallon”

3/30/2011 // By Mary Ellen Kustin

Last week, the global price of oil rose above $105 per barrel and the national average price of gasoline hit $3.55 per gallon– the highest ever for this time of year.  However, if you could plug your car into an […] Read more >

American-made Electric Cars: President Obama and High School Students Agree

1/26/2011 // By Mary Ellen Kustin

In last night’s State of the Union address, President Obama reiterated his goal to see 1 million plug-in and electric vehicles on the road by 2015.  Electric vehicles (EVs) are a great example of the potential of American innovation to […] Read more >

Inner-City Youth Walking the Talk on Advanced Vehicle Innovation and Sustainability

1/6/2011 // By Mary Ellen Kustin

As we head into 2011 with positive manufacturing news in the national media, industriousness and innovation at a high school in West Philadelphia shows how US leadership in clean energy and transportation technology is not just building jobs today, but […] Read more >

Close up of a Tesla Charging (Photo Credit: Mary Ellen Kustin/NWF)

It’s electric!

10/22/2010 // By Mary Ellen Kustin

Not only does the gasoline burned by our cars and trucks produce nearly 30% of our greenhouse gas emissions, but we are almost completely dependent on oil to keep our transportation sector – and our economy – moving. Fueling cars […] Read more >