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Dispatches from VA Greenforce Summit: Former DNC Chair McAuliffe Drives Home ‘No One Size Fits All’ Message

2/16/2011 // By Max Greenberg

Within minutes of the kickoff of the Greenforce Summit in Culpeper, VA, today, Julian Keniry, NWF’s senior director for Campus and Community Leadership, mentioned arguably the most job-oriented icon of them all: hard hats. Namely, the green variety, worn by […] Read more >

Automotive Xprize–still more super-efficient vehicles are here today

9/17/2010 // By NWF

This post was written by Zoe Lipman, Senior Analyst of Climate and Energy Policy for National Wildlife Federation. Yesterday on the lawn of the DC Historical Society, the Xprize foundation awarded $10 million in prizes to three teams who built […] Read more >

NWF: New Fuel Efficiency Standards “Important and Overdue Step”

9/15/2009 // By Miles Grant

The Obama administration today unveiled stronger fuel efficiency standards for cars and trucks and tougher rules on vehicle greenhouse gas emissions: The administration estimated the requirements would cost up to $1,300 per new vehicle by 2016 — but that it […] Read more >

Game Changer on the Road: 230 Miles Per Gallon

8/11/2009 // By Miles Grant

Mysterious ads have been popping up around DC recently, featuring “230 8-11″ with a smiling outlet for the 0. We just found out what all the fuss is about: The Chevy Volt, GM’s much anticipated electric car, will be a […] Read more >

MIT Tackles Making An Electric Car That Recharges In 10 Minutes

8/8/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

The overall practicality of electric vehicle tranportation depends on the speed of battery recharge. Many EVs take six to eight hours. MIT is going for something closer to what people might experience at the gas pump. Michael Mulcahy at GizMag.com […] Read more >

Check Out The 330 MPG Hybrid

7/28/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

A interesting new car design could increase mileage tenfold. Forums.nasioc.com reports: “Accelerated Composites, LLC, has designed a two-seat passenger car that will achieve up to 330 MPG and sell for under $20,000. The lightweight composite, hybrid car will post this fuel […] Read more >

New Retrofit Kit To Make Your Car Into A Hybrid

7/10/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

A former IBM engineer has designed a kit that can transform existing automobiles into hybrids. The kit would place an electric motor inside each wheel so that a majority of drivers would get double the fuel mileage. EETimes.Eu.Uk and R. […] Read more >

How About A Car That Runs On Air? Really!

7/9/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

A car is due out in 2010 that runs on compressed air and can be “refueled” in a few minutes. It goes 50 mph and can cover 90 to 125 mileson a charge. Later models will be able to go […] Read more >

Clean Cars for California = A Cleaner Future for All

3/12/2009 // By Shreema Mehta

It’s hard to make that trip to the gas station nowadays. Not only do we all need to pinch a few pennies in these tough economic times, but there’s the “carbon guilt” too. To reduce cars’ effects on rising levels […] Read more >

Rails and Trails for Wildlife

1/23/2009 // By Shreema Mehta

Let’s face it – our cars threaten wildlife in more ways than one. Road development threatens habitats, to the point where wildlife corridors are needed for animals to migrate. Not only that, but auto emissions are one of the biggest […] Read more >