With gasoline prices averaging $2 per gallon, Americans are flocking to gas-guzzling vehicles. Last year was the biggest year ever for the U.S. auto industry with 17.5 million total vehicle … Continue Reading Automakers Complain, but CAFE Loopholes Make Standards Easier to Meet
New vehicles sold in the United States have long been subject to a set of fuel economy regulations known as the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards. CAFE has been … Continue Reading New CAFE Standards: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Last week one of the biggest environmental scandals since the Deepwater Horizon disaster made its way to somewhere near the bottom of page 11 of most major newspapers. VW admitted … Continue Reading VW’s Deepwater Horizon?
Many of us carbon nerds remember President Clinton’s 1997 remarks announcing that an agreement had been reached at the climate negotiations in Kyoto, Japan. The speech was full of hope … Continue Reading Clinton (well Gore) went to Kyoto. Obama went to Beijing.