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Back to Basics: Understanding Emissions and How to Talk About Them

What are the key terms and considerations I should remember when discussing emissions? Answer: When discussing emissions, it is important to use the appropriate terms, know the context, and present a complete picture. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has a number of tools and resources available to understand and calculate the emissions benefits of

Best Green Cars in 2015

Electric cars aren’t only green; they’re also a ton of fun to drive. The growing market includes dozens of models, with new ones joining the club every year. We’ve rounded up eight of the new battery-electric cars that will hit the U.S. market in 2015/16. Our list just covers battery electrics rather than conventional hybrids

State Rebate Available for New Alternative Fuel Vehicles

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) released funding in May 2014 for the Light-Duty Motor Vehicle Purchase or Lease Incentive Program.  This program provides financial incentives of up to $2,500 for the purchase or lease of eligible new vehicles powered by compressed natural gas, liquefied petroleum gas, or electric drives (plug-in).  TCEQ has a

Avoid These Five Tips When it Comes to Alternative Fuels

When it comes to the use of alternative fuels and advanced technology vehicles, folks are often quick to offer their opinion. Here’s a breakdown of the top five worst pieces of advice when it comes to considering alternative fuels. Compare miles per gallon (mpg). MPG is an ineffective measurement because alternative fuels don’t burn at

EPA Nod for GM’s 1500 Pickups and the Tahoe SUV

Impco Automotive reports U.S. EPA certification of its bi-fuel conversion of model year 2015 vehicles with GM’s 5.3-liter EcoTec3 direct injection engine to compressed natural gas-gasoline operation. The approval of the 5.3-liter engine extends Impco’s “working class” bi-fuel pickup offerings to include all bed lengths of GM 1500/2500/3500 vehicles, as well as Ford’s F-250 in

Help Us Formulate the Clean Cities Strategy!

On Feb. 25, 2015, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) hosted a public meeting to collect input for a new Clean Cities program five-year strategic plan. The purpose of the meeting was to solicit input from a broad range of program stakeholders, including those in industry and local, state, and federal government, on how best

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