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Cummins Inc. has lodged a settlement in the U.S. District Court for D.C. agreeing to pay a $2.1 million penalty for violating the Clean Air Act. What did Cummins do? Well, it "shipped more than 570,000 heavy duty diesel engines to vehicle equipment manufacturers nationwide without pollution control equipment included" between 1998 and 2006. Even with that many engines sold, Cummins has agreed to recall only 405 of them because that is all that "were found to have reached the ultimate consumers w


Click above for a high-res image gallery of the Ford Escape Hybrid


Australia's largest biodiesel producer, Australian Biodiesel Group, has announced that it is looking to raise AUD$15.9 million (US$12.4 million) to launch a new business plan after a difficult year in 2006. The money will be via a rights issue at 5c per share which values the company significantly below its current share price.


On the 29th January we posed the question "Which powertrain technology will your 2010 model year passenger vehicle run on?", and asked you to vote for your favourite answer.


The U.S. Department of Energy has been handing out quite a few grants for alternative energy research recently (see links below). But if you had your hands on the purse strings, where would you send the funds?


Here's what went on over at AutoblogGreen yesterday. Check Autoblog each weekday morning for a recap of yesterday's AutoblogGreen news. If you don't like waiting a day to get your green car news, stop by AutoblogGreen throughout the day.


We use a lot of digital ink here at AutoblogGreen on biofuels: ethanol, biodiesel, SVO, etc. Now, we’re not too tied to the biofuel gods, and thanks to reader Greg we’ll mention this little tidbit of news from NHRA that the Environmental Protection Agency is reminding racers at the O'Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals in Bristol, Tenn this weekend to only use non-chlorinated brake cleaners. Good on ‘em.

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