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How Do Energy Costs in Your State Compare to Other States?

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  1 = lowest cost; 51 = highest cost green = low cost; red = highest cost Energy costs can spike in the summer time, when many people would probably rather sit inside and crank up the A/C. But for some states, that cost is significantly higher than others. Wallet Hub decided to compile data Continue Reading

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Department of Defense to Make Total-Energy Usage 25% Renewable by 2025

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The Department of Defense (DoD) plans on making significant investments in renewable energy sources, according to a report released by the Clean Energy Pipeline. Over the course of the next decade, the DoD intends to draw a quarter of its total energy usage from renewable sources, by 2025. Clean Energy Pipeline, an independent-online publisher centered Continue Reading

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California state government rebates lead to more electric car purchases

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In a surprising turn of events, it turns out when the government helps makes products more affordable, more people actually buy them. That would seem to be what the data regarding electric car purchases in California would support. The California Clean Vehicle Rebate Project set out in 2012 to provide subsidies to those who purchased Continue Reading

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Innovation and Open sourcing: the key to international business success and clean-energy technology is competition

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Tesla Motors has carved a very unique niche for their company, as they attempt to be the premier luxury all-electric sports car brand. Now however, anyone can access the technologies that use in their products. The motor company has open sourced the patents for their battery technology in the hopes that it will spur more Continue Reading

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New EPA Annual Report: 2012 Fuel Economy Hit Record High

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EPA’s annual report shows MY 2012 vehicle sales hit an all time record high for car and truck average fuel economy.   And the trend is likely to continue. Highlights from the report demonstrate many positive developments: MY 2012 fuel economy averaged 23.6 miles per gallon—a new record and 1.2 mpg higher than MY 2011. Fuel Continue Reading

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The new normal: energy report predicts volatility, elevated commodity prices here to stay

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Nominal energy prices have increased 260 percent since 2000, according to a new report issued by the consulting firm McKinsey & Company.  The firm warns that many commodities have a new price floor, while economic pressures are increasing the volatility of the resource market. The report serves as an important reminder that alternative energy sources Continue Reading

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New MIT study: Pollution from U.S. Transportation Causing 53,000 Premature Deaths Each Year

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Conclusions from a recent MIT study provide yet more support for the need to move quickly on implementing stricter emissions standards: the cars and trucks we drive every day are shortening lives. According to MIT’s Laboratory for Aviation and the Environment, total ground-level emissions account for 200,000 early deaths annually, and transportation is the leading Continue Reading

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Highlights from #CleanAir4Kids

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Did you miss our Twitter chat yesterday on the EPA’s proposed clean car standards? We’ve pulled together the highlights: [View the story "Highlights from #CleanAir4Kids chat" on Storify] You can read the full chat overview here.

Posted by Meghan Young in Clean Air, Fuel Economy, Uncategorized | No Comments »

Bothered By the Air That You Breathe? Tell Us Your Story

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Are you concerned that air pollution will harm your health? Do you or a family member suffer from respiratory problems, such as asthma, because of the quality of air that you breathe? If you have a story to share, please share it with Consumers Union (CU) here. Your story matters. CU’s Green Energy campaign is Continue Reading

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Join Our Twitter Chat with American Lung Association: Cleaner Cars Means Healthier Communities

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Consumers Union (CU) and the American Lung Association (ALA) will host a joint Twitter chat on Tuesday, June 18 at 3:30 EST to talk about why EPA’s new proposed standards for vehicle emissions and low sulfur gasoline are needed to improve public health and share stories from people affected by air pollution from roadways. Join our Continue Reading

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