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EPA Recognizes Dodge for Developing Cleanest Heavy-Duty Diesel Pickup Truck

New 2007 Dodge Ram 2500 and 3500 with Cummins 6,7-liter turbodiesel engine is first Chrysler Group BLUETEC vehicle and first to meet stringent 2010 truck emissions standards in all 50 states.

Report Released Examining Death & Disease Linked to Diesel Locomotive Pollution

A new Environmental Defense report finds that diesel locomotive air pollution is linked to about 3,400 premature deaths and other serious health effects every year, and calls on the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to protect human health by issuing overdue clean air standards.

Diesel Drivers Report Superior Real-World Fuel Efficiency

Diesel-powered vehicles deliver more real-world miles per gallon than the numbers on new-car window stickers currently indicate, according to the US Environmental Protection Agency's "YourMPG" database.

Study Finds Enough Electric Capacity to "Fill Up" Plug-in Vehicles Across Much of U.S.

If all the cars and light trucks in the nation switched from oil to electrons, idle capacity in the existing electric power system could generate most of the electricity consumed by plug-in hybrid electric vehicles.

Gov. Blagojevich Signs Legislation to Increase Environmental Performance of IL Vehicle Fleets

Building on his efforts to support Illinois farmers and expand the use of clean and renewable energy, Governor Rod R Blagojevich today signed legislation requiring state agencies to purchase Flexible Fuel Vehicles (FFVs) that can run on E-85, an 85 percent blend of ethanol and gasoline, and diesel-powered vehicles that run on B-5, a blend of 5 percent biodiesel and regular diesel fuel.

EPRI and Argonne National Laboratory To Assess Commercial Viability of Plug-In Hybrids

The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and Argonne National Laboratory, two of the nation's premier research organizations, announced today a three-year collaborative agreement to conduct detailed analysis of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) aimed at assessing the commercial feasibility of this technology for the US Department of Energy.

President, Big Three Should Get Serious on Energy Security

The following is a statement by Michelle Robinson, Washington director, Clean Vehicles Program, Union of Concerned Scientists:

"In the wake of today's White House meeting with the Big Three auto companies, the president and Congress should seize the opportunity to help put the U.

EPA/DOE Release Top Fuel Economy Lists for 2007 Models

The US Department of Energy (DOE) and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today released the 2007 Fuel Economy Guide to help consumers make well-informed choices when purchasing new vehicles.

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