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President Obama speaks to attendees at Friday’s announcement  (Credit: Sarah Chieffo)

Double Your Own Fuel Economy

8/1/2011 // By Zoe Lipman

Getting excited about the President’s fuel efficiency announcement Average fuel economy in America today is about 26 miles per gallon (mpg) across all cars and light trucks (SUV’s, pickups, etc.).  The President announced  Friday a landmark agreement made with automakers, the […] Read more >

Weekly News Roundup – July 29, 2011

7/29/2011 // 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: New Fuel Efficiency Rules a Win for Wildlife, Consumers, Economy July 28 – President Obama has unveiled […] Read more >

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

New Fuel Efficiency Rules: Consumer Savings and Progress Against Pollution

7/28/2011 // By Zoe Lipman

A major announcement on fuel efficiency is expected in Washington, DC on Friday morning: The Obama administration and major auto manufacturers have reached a deal to raise fuel efficiency standards for cars and light trucks between 2017 and 2025, resolving […] Read more >

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 […] Read more >

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. Read more >

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Climate Capsule: Sowing Seeds for Cleaner, Smarter Technologies

6/1/2011 // By Amanda Stone

Happy June Capsule readers! Things are heating up here in DC, and for once I really do mean the heat.  Yesterday’s 94 degrees tied the record 1991 high at Dulles and the rest of the week isn’t looking any different. […] Read more >

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 […] Read more >

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. […] Read more >

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 […] Read more >

Cut the Cost of Gas: Buy a Truck?

4/18/2011 // By Zoe Lipman

Fuel efficiency innovation puts money back in every consumer’s pocket. With gas prices still up, March car and truck sales figures showed robust sales of fuel efficient cars and SUVs.   And this time, as we’ve seen gas prices rise, US […] Read more >