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AddGM signs Ceres declaration, says 'responding to climate change is good business'

General Motors has signed on to the Ceres "Climate Declaration," which is dedicated to stopping – and therefore acknowledges – climate change. While other major corporations like Starbucks, Ikea, Intel and eBay also signed on, GM is the only automaker so far to do so.

AddJob creation a big part of selling 54.5 MPG fuel economy standard

The White House is taking its time to issue final federal rules for automakers to reach the 54.5 MPG by 2025 fuel economy standard. To fill the open space, many people are having their say in the matter, to influence the outcome. Three Republican Congressmen, for example, would like to see a delay to further consider higher fuel economy rules on "consumer safety." On the positive side, DrivingGrowth and the Consumer Federation of America say that jobs are being created by fuel efficiency and tha

AddNew CAFE rules for 2025: How 54.5 mpg generates a lot of numbers (and opposition from VW)

Following the big CAFE announcement this morning – which called for a 54.5 mpg fuel economy standard by model year 2025 – EPA administrator Lisa Jackson (pictured) gave a bit more information on how the proposal will affect the vehicle landscape in the U.S. She said that there is no expected percentage of what kinds of powertrains (diesel or plug-in or more efficient gasoline engines) will make up the fleet of vehicles sold in 2025, just that the rule requires those vehicles need to

AddCeres defending 60-mpg CAFE standard for 2025, attacks Auto Alliance

With the proposed 56.2 mile per gallon corporate average fuel economy standards standards by 2025 under attack by the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, there was a need for someone to defend high mpg calls. In stepped Ceres, a nonprofit that leads a coalition of organizations and public interest groups to address sustainability and global climate change. Ceres has been running radio ads in Washington, D.C. and Michigan explaining the economic benefits of higher CAFE standards which is the ex

AddCeres, Range Fuel testing switchgrass and sorghum to make ethanol

Using switchgrass and sorghum, the bio-energy company Ceres will on day make cellulosic ethanol at a plant that is currently being built near Soperton, Georgia. Ceres will work with Range Fuels to make the biofuel over the next few years (this is a test after all, not a commercial endeavor just yet). The biorefinery will mostly make cellulosic ethanol from wood residue, but these alternative sources (alternative to the alternative, in a sense) are in Ceres' sights because "they are highly effici

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