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Efficient Vehicles: A Better Way to Go

9/24/2011 // By Larry Schweiger

The Obama administration, a labor union and key auto manufacturers have joined with the state of California to reach a critical deal requiring passenger vehicles to average 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025.

Plug It In: Taking Control of Our Energy Future

7/14/2011 // By Marta Orpiszewska

As temperatures soar into the 90’s, beach outings, bbq’s, and pool parties are in full swing, but not without a significant cost. Families once again are experiencing pain at the pump caused by high and unpredictable gas prices. Drivers have …

Western Fence Lizard (via Flickr's Alan Vernon)

Lizards Know the Value of Charging Stations

6/28/2011 // By Miles Grant

As anyone who’s seen a lizard sunning itself on a rock can tell you, cold-blooded creatures put a high priority on soaking up renewable energy. Now Washington may be awakening to the idea of convenient recharging.

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Weekly News Roundup – May 27, 2011

5/27/2011 // By Aislinn Maestas

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s National Wildlife Federation news: Obama Takes Two Big Steps Towards Making Nation’s Vehicles Cleaner May 27, 2011 – On Wednesday, the …

Chevrolet Volt with charging station (via Flickr's saebaryo)

An Electrifying Announcement on Government Vehicles

5/24/2011 // By Miles Grant

One day before the Obama administration is expected to reveal updated window stickers for new vehicles, it’s leading by example, announcing plans on Tuesday to purchase 116 plug-in electric vehicles. As part of the plan, the federal government will buy …

Bison in Yellowstone National Park (via Flickr's pt101)

Bull Market: America’s Auto Comeback Is Good News For Wildlife

5/20/2011 // By Miles Grant

New car sales numbers show Americans don’t have to choose among saving money, oil independence and protecting wildlife. According to the Detroit News, demand for gas-sipping vehicles is fueling sales: Motorists aren’t pushing the panic button, and neither are automakers. …

Chevy Volt being charged!

“Fast and the Furious” 5 Reasons to like the Chevy Volt

4/27/2011 // By Jenna Peters

Although Washington, DC is no Rio de Janeiro and my passenger was certainly no Vin Diesel, I was still catching eyes on a recent test drive while cruising down Pennsylvania Ave.  What exactly was under the hood of the new …

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 …

Valerie the "O" in Monument Valley

In Pursuit of Passion: A Love of Cars and Nature=Chevy Volt

3/1/2011 // By Jaime Matyas

Interview with Valerie Zelko, the third post in my series on passion.

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 …

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