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8Chrysler recognizes 30 dealerships for eco practices [w/video]

It looks like Chrysler is going a little further with its eco-friendly ways than merely selling Fiat 500 EVs. The US automaker recognized 30 US dealerships for their eco-friendly ways, giving out awards for its second-annual Dealer Environmentally Conscious Operations (ECO) Program to 30 Chrysler dealers in 21 states.

22Renault study proves, again, EVs are cleaner than gas or oil burners

When it comes to the environmental impact of producing electricity, Renault is probably hoping that things haven't changed too much over the past 21 months. That's because we're just now getting to see some numbers that the company was using almost two years ago.

AddEPA looks into negative environmental, health effects of li-ion EV batteries

Hybrid and plug-in vehicle drivers overly satisfied with what they think is their great effect on the environment may want to get a look at a recent and quite long report released by the US Environmental Protection Agency (written by Abt Associates) about the overall effects of lithium-ion battery production and use.

15NYC launches electric taxi 'fleet' with six Nissan Leaf EVs

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg drove up to the news conference in Rockefeller Center that introduced the first-ever all-electric NYC taxi in the back seat of - you guessed it – an EV taxi. Nissan and NYC chose Earth Day, today, to launch a zero-emission taxi fleet.

35NASCAR working with EPA to conserve energy while burning lots of fuel

Think of it as a "do as we say, not as we do" scenario.

17Chrysler fetes its most eco-friendly dealers, with bamboo

The company may be best known for tire-melting Hemi engines, but at least some of its dealerships are showing some love for the environment.

70America's parking spaces cover more area than Puerto Rico

If you live in a city where parking is scarce, you won't like hearing this. MIT Professor Eran Ben-Joseph has written a book titled Rethinking a Lot: The Design and Culture of Parking, and the gist is that the U.S. has far too many parking spaces.

4GM's sustainability report highlights conservation efforts

General Motors met many of its goals to reduce its environmental impact and carbon footprint by cutting landfill use, boosting recycling efforts and reduce water use, the automaker said last week in the first sustainability report it's released since emerging from bankruptcy in 2009.

18Is rapeseed biodiesel worse for the environment than diesel?

As one might expect, Europe's biodiesel industry rejected the findings of a draft study showing that the cultivation of rapeseed for biodiesel is likely significantly worse for the environment than manufacturing conventional diesel, i.e., from petroleum.

6Lexus details 5th annual Eco Challenge

When you think lobster, do you also think Lexus?

36The Gulf oil spill looks small when compared to what Shell's done to Nigeria

BP's massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico last year has moved off the front pages in most of the nation, though the damage done to the environment and economy of the Gulf region is far from repaired. However, at least that spill once had some attention from the nation and the world.

7Why the Senate ethanol vote is less than it seems

It's not often that you find environmental writers applauding the actions of Republicans in the Senate, but when 40 Republicans joined 33 Democrats in a bipartisan vote to shut down funding for ethanol subsidies earlier this month, even some on the left were cheering. However, those cheers may be short-lived.

AddEarth Day honoree: Bill Ford, from crazy environmentalist to industry innovator

Let's sit down for a moment and think back to 1988. Have a clear picture yet? Neither did we, at first, so here's a refresher. Back then, environmentalists were likened to extremists. Their viewpoints were thought to be so far-fetched and disconnected from popular views that they were outsiders, even weirdos. In some ways, Bill Ford fit into that group of crazy environmentalists. Not a major problem, unless you're hired as the director of Ford Motor Company – then it's a huge complication.

35Ford to save $1.2M/year just by turning off its computers at night

When a corporation as large as Ford decides to do something as simple as shutting down its computers at night, the savings can be astronomical. In the case of Ford, powering down computers can save the company $1.2 million each year.

AddFord to save millions of dollars, drastically reduce carbon emissions just by turning off its computers at night

When a corporation as large as Ford decides to do something as simple as shutting down its computers at night, the savings can be astronomical. In the case of Ford, powering down computers can save the company $1.2 million each year.

AddChrysler Trenton engine plant recognized as gold standard for green buildings

Chrysler Pentastar V6 engine begins production – Click above for high-res image gallery

AddVirtual car show promotes green autos, reduced environmental impact

Autoweek Virtual Green Car Show - Click above to register

AddVideo: Sweden's Acme Advertising creates arresting green motorcoach marketing

50 Cars or 1 Coach ad campaign in Sweden – Click above to watch video

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