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Senators Want The EPA To Up The Amount Of The Biofuel In The RFS

A group of 36 Senators are pushing for the Environmental Protection Agency to increase the proposed volume of biodiesel under the revised Renewable Fuel Standard.

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Automakers are looking for retroactive emissions credits from the EPA for using stop/start, LED lights, and other tech already added to vehicles.

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The Obama administration has proposed tough new fuel economy standards to improve fuel efficiency and reduce carbon dioxide pollution from trucks and vans.

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AAA Says Most Drivers Get Better Numbers Than Sticker Ratings

One in three drivers don't trust the fuel-economy numbers printed on window stickers of new cars are accurate. Those drivers have good reason to be skeptical.

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Mazda has announced EPA fuel economy figures for the new CX-3 subcompact crossover, besting anything else in its class with up to 35 miles per gallon on the highway.

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RFS Update Would Drop Ethanol Level By 4B Gallons This Year

A proposal from the Obama administration would lower the 2014 Renewable Fuels Standard level to the amount actually used last year, and goes up from there.

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The RFS Has Rules, But EPA Might Not Be Enforcing Them

A study from the University of Wisconsin-Madison finds that millions of acres of crops might be contributing to the country's ethanol supply, while being in violation of the rules under the Renewable Fuels Standard.

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The GAO says tens of millions of dollars are wasted each year due to too much fracking. 40 percent of the burnt excess gas could be saved.

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Settlement Reached Between Government Agency, Biofuel Producers

Two biofuel producers – AFI and AFPM – filed a lawsuit earlier this year to get the EPA to make a decision about the 2014 RFS. Today, the EPA said it will decide by the end of November, 2015.

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Six-Speed Transmission Helps Mazda Beat Out Honda, Hyundai Models

The next-generation Mazda2 will increase fuel economy by about 15 percent.

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An Illinois state representative proposes a $5,000 fine for any drivers who tamper with the EPA-mandated emissions equipment on their diesel-engined vehicles so they can do what's called "Rolling Coal."

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Agency Announces Automakers Are Ahead In GHG Emissions Game

For the 2013 model year (and the second year in a row), the auto industry is making cars that are 1.4 mpg cleaner than the regulations say they need to be right now.

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Senator David Vitter of Louisiana - home of Elio Motors - would create a new category for NHTSA and the EPA that would regulate three-wheeled vehicles that are neither car nor motorcycle.

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Automaker Makes Buildings More Energy-Efficient

Chevrolet is the only automaker to be awarded by EPA for emissions-reduction efforts in 2015.

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A new study finds that by tweaking the design of the window sticker, the EPA could push more buyers towards fuel efficient vehicles, like hybrids and EVs.

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Unclear Wording In SAE J-1634 Standard Doesn't Help

The EPA's test to certify the range of electric vehicles and plug-ins is a convoluted mess in many cases that often doesn't accurately evaluate driving range. Green Car Reports takes a look at the problem in a recent deep dive and finds a relatively simple solution.

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In its most economical form, the new Honda HR-V ranks as the most fuel-efficient, conventionally-powered crossover on the market, with an EPA rating of 28 miles per gallon in the city, 35 on the highway and 31 on the combined cycle.

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Current Standard Unchanged Since 2008

Like a certain Hobbit, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) wants to take a closer look at Smaug. Sorry, smog. The EPA is on a bit of a kick in thinking about cleaner air standards, which makes sense since the winds of change are blowing. Europeans are taking a closer look at diesel emissions and health organizations are understanding just how bad exhausted air can be (think more asthma and cancer).

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Biofuel Producers Get Happy, Frustrated

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is not going to decide just yet how much biofuel to add to the national fuel supply in the future. Last year, the EPA said, for the first time ever, that it might reduce the biofuel component in American gas, but is now saying that the 2014 standards rule will be "significantly delayed."

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UPDATE: A previous version of this story referred to Ferrari's 7,000 global sales as approaching the 10,000-unit threshold of the CAFE system. This is incorrect, as only US sales contribute towards CAFE totals. Ferrari also offered clarification on the company's CAFE status within Fiat Chrysler's fleet. The post has been edited to reflect this information.

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"Cheating Is Not Profitable," Attorney General says

Nearly two years after Hyundai and Kia announced they exaggerated fuel economy numbers for several of their most popular models, the two Korean automakers have paid a heavy penalty for the transgressions.

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