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11UAW Falls 87 Votes Short Of Major Victory In South

Southern plant was crucial to UAW's long-term future

Just 87 votes at the Volkswagen plant in Tennessee separated the United Auto Workers union from what would have been its first successful organization of workers at a foreign automaker in the South.

88Report: Red light camera initiatives lose big across the country on election day

Regardless of who you voted for, November 2nd represented a major win for everyone who opposes the use of red light cameras. In a handful of pockets across the nation, voters decided they were sick of the automated machines and by voting against the use of these devices, sent a message to law enforcement, as well as the companies that manufacture red light cameras.

8Voting tomorrow? Here's where the incumbents stand on plug-in vehicles

Plug In America member and author Sherry Boschert (she wrote Plug-in Hybrids: The Cars that Will Recharge America) has put together a legislative scorecard for America's mid-term elections. The list is simply a recounting of how current members of Congress voted on bills that advanced plug-in electric vehicles (four in the Senate, five in the House of Representatives) and gives them a score based on those votes. The bills include the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (which passed), t

1Vote and save gas with Zimride's "Carpool to the Polls"

There's no question that a lot of people will visit the voting booth on November 4th in the U.S. If you're a first-time voter or a longtime participant who'd like to share your democratic adventure with someone a little green-minded, John Zimmer and Zimride would like you to carpool your way to the polls on the Tuesday after next (yes, it's only 13 days away). The Carpool to the Polls project is a partnership between Zimride and Live Earth. John wrote in to AutoblogGreen to say that, "This is th

19Sorry Bernie, Mosley wins vote of confidence

Max Mosley dodged the definitive bullet earlier today in Paris where the FIA president walked away with a win after a secret ballot vote of confidence took place. Of the 169 votes, 103 expressed confidence in the embattled president, who is dealing with the fallout from a sex tape released by the News of the World that showed Mosely being beaten by five prostitutes. 55 ballots were cast against the motion, while 11 were invalid, according to the FIA. Mosley made it clear that he would not pursue

17Online voters name upcoming Alfa hatch "Furiosa"

Furiosa. That's what the new hatchback from Alfa Romeo will be called, by virtue of an international competition to choose the car's name.

2ABG POLL RESULTS: Just how fuel efficient is your vehicle?

On the 5th May we asked you to tell us how fuel efficient your car was so that we could see what kind of returns our readers are getting in the real world. As we said, we know you read AutoblogGreen, but just how fuel efficient is your vehicle?

5New Mexico House passes B5 by 2012 bill with 47-8 vote

New Mexico has voted a through a House Bill that would require all diesel fuel sold in the state to be B5 by 2012. The bill, which passed the House in a 47-8 vote, moves to make diesel fuel containing five percent biodiesel compulsory for all state agencies and public schools from July 2010 onwards. All diesel fuel would move to a B5 blend by July 2012. In case of poor product availability or excessive price however, the measure could be suspended by officials.

1Minnesota passes legislation to generate 25 percent renewable energy by 2020

The Minnesota Senate has passed their state's Renewable Energy Standard requiring Minnesota utilities to generate a minimum 25 percent of their electricity renewably by 2025. Xcel Energy is to jump the gun and aim for 30 percent renewable generation by 2020. There is a back door clause however which allows the Public Utilities Commission to modify the standard in relation to a particular utility if it determines that electricity prices will significantly increase or reliability would decrease if

4ABG POLL RESULTS: Powertrain Technologies

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.

3AGB POLL: Best way to spend the DOE's money

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?

11ABG POLL: Powertrain Technologies

All the major car manufacturers are currently placing their bets as to what powertrain technology they think will win out in the near-future. Where would you put your money?

6ABG POLL: Biodiesel Feedstock

It seems like every second day someone has come up with a cool new feedstock for biodiesel. But what do you think is going to win out in the future?

4Tower Automotive workers accept pay cuts, save plants

Hourly workers at two Tower Automotive plants have voted to accept pay cuts that will ensure their plants remain open as the supplier struggles to emerge from bankruptcy. Tower had asked a judge for the power to cancel union contracts and cut workers as it saw fit, but the acceptance of wage reductions at these two plants have prompted the company to withdraw its request.

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