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Obama Visits Detroit Auto Show, Checks Out Chevy Bolt EV Electric Car

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Eisenhower in 1960, Bill Clinton in 1999, and now Barack Obama, yesterday. Detroit Auto Show obama Barack Obama plug-in cars Government loans Government grantsOnly three U.S. presidents in history have visited the Detroit Auto Show in its century-plus of existence: Dwight D. At various points during the day, the president lauded the ongoing recoveries of the city of Detroit itself as well as the domestic automakers, including the.

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Flurry of green-car rules as Obama administration departs

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When it comes to regulations governing the auto industry, the Obama administration does not plan to go gentle into that good night. emissions EPA Barack Obama White House climate change Fuel Economy regulationThe outgoing administration has pushed through a number of new regulations, some related to fuel efficiency, before President-elect Donald Trump takes office next month. The move is likely a hedge against the incoming.

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Electric Car 'Outrage': Obama Goal Missed, Dubious TV Report Dissected

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sales obama Television TV plug-in cars Biased reporting"Billions of your tax dollars were spent to put a million electric cars on the road by the end of this year. You might be outraged when you hear what happened." Sounds shocking, doesn't it? Also perhaps vaguely reminiscent of 2011 and 2012, when uninformed, context-free, and factually-wrong "news" stories emerged about the Chevrolet Volt and, by.

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Obama Proposes $10 Per Barrel Tax On Oil To Fund U.S. Transportation Needs

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president Barack Obama will propose a tax of $10 per barrel on oil in the 2017 budget he will submit to Congress next week. Green Barack Obama Politics climate change congress highway funding obama transportation policyYou have to give the man credit for vision. According to the White House, its goal is to create "a clear incentive for private-sector innovation to reduce our reliance on oil, and at the same time invests in clean energy.

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Obama green-car rules, next Hyundai fuel-cell SUV, autonomous Ford Fusion Hybrid: Today's Car News

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Today, the outgoing Obama administration aims to quickly enact more green-car rules, the next Hyundai hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle may get a boost in range over the current Tucson Fuel Cell, and a second-generation Ford Fusion Hybrid autonomous prototype will begin testing in the new year.

Obama Administration announces $14 million for lightweight vehicle materials

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During his trip to Columbus Ohio today, President Obama announced a $14 million program to support development of lightweight materials for advanced vehicles.

Obama Budget Boosts Funding For More Efficient Cars, Hikes Electric-Car Tax Credit

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President Barack Obama has said he wants to boost the Department of Energy''s vehicle research budget 75 percent to help develop more efficient cars.

Obama says US should lead in biofuels

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According to the Kansas City Star, President Obama stated that he intends to meet a target for the country to triple its production of biofuel within the next twelve years. Tags: Biofuels biofuel ethanol midwest Obama President U.S The United States should become a leader in the production of biofuels, the President told workers at a bio-ethanol plant in Missouri on Wednesday.

California Air Resources Board offers backing to Obama green plans

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Earlier this week we told you about President Obama’s push for a national policy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (see article) – and now his plans have received backing from the California Air Resources Board. Chairman Mary Nichols issued a statement applauding the announcement stating that California will work with Federal agencies on the next phase [.].

Obama Administration announces actions to sustain and advance nuclear energy in US

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Although overshadowed by the announcement on denial of a Presidential Permit to build the Keystone XL pipeline ( earlier post ), on Friday, the Obama administration also on Friday announced and highlighted a number of actions to sustain and advance nuclear energy in the US.

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Obama orders GHG cuts for Federal Agencies; 50% of all new agency vehicles to be ZEV or PHEV by 2025

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President Obama today signed a wide-ranging executive order mandating cuts in greenhouse gas emissions for Federal agencies. Through more efficient Federal operations, agency direct greenhouse gas emissions can be cut by at least 40% over the next decade, the order suggests. The order has operational directives for building and fleet management, electricity generation, water use, waste management and purchasing.

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VW CEO's 'plea for mercy' to Obama over diesel cheating scandal

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Sometimes the language and imagery of a news story is so startling that you're drawn to read it despite yourself. The writer gets double points if it you're lured in without the phrase, ".and and you'll never guess what happens next!") A headline and phrase last week in The New York Times happened to catch our eye, and the story led us to some. TDI VW Matthias Muller Volkswagen diesel scandal

Obama Promotes Natural-Gas Fueling Stations In State Of The Union Address

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Once again, President Barack Obama used the State of the Union Address on Tuesday night to raise the issue of natural gas vehicles as a way of promoting energy independence and cutting the impact of climate change. In his talk, Obama urged the U.S. Congress to support the construction of natural-gas fueling stations around the country, as well as

Obama orders agencies to slash emissions

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President Obama has ordered Federal agencies to clean up their act by setting sustainability goals to make improvements in their environmental, energy and economic performance. economy, the Federal government can and should lead by example when it comes to creating innovative ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, increase energy efficiency, conserve water, reduce waste, and use environmentally-responsible products and technologies,&# said President Obama.

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Obama announces funding for electric vehicles

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Following months of anticipation, President Barack Obama has finally announced 48 new advanced battery and electric drive projects that will receive a total of $2.4billion in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Tags: Electric cars Green cars Latest news electric drive projects electric vehicles funding for electric vehicles President Barack Obama

Obama outlines plans for greener US

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President Barack Obama called on Congress to eliminate the billions in taxpayer dollars currently give to oil companies and support record investment into renewable energy and electric cars as part of his State of the Union address yesterday. The US President intends to ask Congress to approve a budget which would include huge investment into [.]. Green credentials Biofuels Electric cars renewable state of union U.S

Fossil Fuel Use Must Plummet By 2050, End By 2100: G7 Meeting

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emissions energy policy Barack Obama Fuel Economy transportation policyThis past week, the Group of Seven (G7) world leaders met in Germany for the group's 41st annual summit. Needless to say, much was discussed, from the threat of international to the stability of national economies, to climate change. In relation to that final point, the leaders made an ambitious declaration. DON'T MISS: California Approves.

Obama budget backs electric vehicles

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With the aim of having one million advanced technology vehicles on US roads by 2015, President Obama’s Budget offers clear support for electric vehicle manufacturing. Electric cars Green cars Latest news Barack Obama Budget proposals electric vehicle incentives Obama Budget President Obama support for electric vehicles

Japan's Fuel-Cell Vehicle Pursuit: Is It Obama's 'All Of The Above' Approach?

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Two Japanese automakers, Toyota and Honda, are putting their weight behind fuel-cell vehicles, rather than battery electric cars, as the alternative-propulsion technology of the future. Time will tell if that''s a wise decision but they do at least have one significant supporter--the Japanese government. There is method behind Japan''s decision

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Obama rejects Keystone XL project while staying in bed with the oil industry

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Today the Obama Administration released a statement rejecting the Keystone XL pipeline project citing obstructionist Republicans. The announcement was greeted by a chorus of approval from environmental organizations such as the NRDC, the Sierra

White House designates 48 electric-car charging corridors on U.S. highways

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Barack Obama White House Department of Transportation plug-in cars highways interstates charging infrastructure U.S. The White House today announced a range of actions intended to stimulate and speed up the deployment of zero-emission electric vehicles in the U.S. It took these actions, it said, as part of its efforts to "combat climate change, increase access to clean-energy technologies, and reduce our dependence on oil." Today's announcements are part of "a.

Want To Ask Obama About Electric Cars? Don't Tell The Press

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Scott used a significant chunk of his life savings for a ticket to a pricey Barack Obama fundraiser, being held this Friday in Santa Monica Paul Scott may be one of the most dedicated electric-car advocates around. He sells Nissan Leafs for a living, and helped found advocacy group Plug-In America. A few weeks ago, he had a brilliant idea.

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Obama 2012 Budget Proposes Higher Tax Credit For Plug-In Cars

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Two days ago, President Barack Obama released his proposed U.S. government budget for the fiscal year starting in October. And in it, he followed through on a promise from his State of the Union address last month, by proposing to cut up to $4 billion in subsidies to the oil and gas industry. The budget also suggested that the tax credit for

Obama In Detroit, Audi Q6 e-Tron Plant, Diesel 'Defeat Devices': Today's Car News

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Today, President Barack Obama visits the 2016 Detroit Auto Show, Audi selects a plant in Belgium to build its new electric SUV, and the Internet offers diesel "defeat devices" for owners looking to mess with their vehicles' emissions controls. President Obama visits the 2016 Detroit Auto Show, and checks out.

Obama's Bolt EV Visit, Elio Finances, Tesla Lawsuit, Fuel-Cell Roundup: The Week In Reverse

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Who grinned--and who grimaced--while looking over the Chevy Bolt EV 200-mile electric car? And, why did Tesla Motors sue a German supplier that worked on the development of its Model X? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse--right here at Green Car Reports--for the week ending on Friday, January 22, 2016. Friday, we noted that the future of. The Week In Reverse

Obama Administration recommends designating most of Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as Wilderness

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President Obama said he will make an official recommendation to Congress to enact the plan.

Obama Oil Tax, Electric-Car Charging Costs, Tesla Gigafactory: Today's Car News

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Today, President Barack Obama proposes a tax of $10 per barrel on oil, California wrestles with the question of who should pay for electric-car charging infrastructure, and the Nevada government says the Tesla "Gigafactory" fell short of job and investment projections in 2015.

Obama Budget Kills Clean-Diesel Retrofit, Fuel-Cell Funding

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The budget that will be submitted to Congress on Monday by President Barack Obama contains cuts for two clean-vehicle programs: retrofits that reduce diesel emissions from heavy trucks and other commercial vehicles, and research funds for hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles.

Obama Administration launches series of actions to accelerate EV adoption; inc. $4.5B in loan guarantees, pursuing 350 kW fast charge

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The Obama Administration has announced a series of actions from the Federal government, private sector, and states, as well as a new framework for collaboration for vehicle manufacturers, electric utilities, electric vehicle charging companies, and states, all geared towards accelerating the deployment of electric vehicle charging infrastructure and putting more electric vehicles on the road.

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Tesla Pops Up, State Electric-Car Fees, Obama Delayed: Today's Car News

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We look at vacation car-rental dilemmas, state electric-car fees, and yet another innovation from California carmaker Tesla Motors. All this and more today on Green Car Reports. Tesla takes a page from the retail industry and opens its first "popup store" to sell electric cars in Santa Barbara. Who are some of the most grateful receipients of. Today in Car News

Obama Administration Buys Electric Cars, Charging Stations

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The President may be currently abroad experiencing the horror of European ramps, but his government has been busy at home ordering the very cars its stimulus program has helped to fund. The General Services Administration responsible for the upkeep of the federal government’s 600,000 strong vehicle fleet has announced it will be buying 116

Obama Tells EPA To Set Next Heavy-Duty Truck Fuel-Efficiency Rule

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Not all U.S. vehicles that burn gasoline or diesel fuel are passenger car and light trucks. Medium- and heavy-duty commercial trucks make up a small percentage of the traffic on U.S. roads, but they cover more miles and have far worse fuel efficiency than passenger cars. MORE: Is The BulletTruck What Semis Will Look Like In The Future? That''s why

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Obama Administration announces first fuel economy and GHG standards for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles

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US President Barack Obama announced fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas emission standards for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles. The new HD National Program covers vehicle classes 2b through 8. Click to enlarge.

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Obama's plan for energy security and the green economy

National Green Transportation

David Herron Yesterday President Obama spoke with reporters about gasoline prices, and the Administration's strategy for energy security. The last 3 weeks has seen a large rise in gasoline prices and calls for action, which Obama addressed during the news.

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EV advocate loses out on chance to talk to President Obama

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An electric car advocate who wanted to lobby the President of the United States and was willing to stump a significant share of his life savings to do so, has been left disappointed this week, after the Democratic National Committee returned his cheque and cancelled his appointment. According Mo[.].

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Obama: I’ll Buy A Chevy Volt After My Presidency Ends

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Ever since Barack Obama became president in 2008, he hasn’t been given much chance to drive a car, let alone own one. But when his presidency ends, Mr. Obama knows exactly what car he wants to buy as his post-presidential ride -- a plug-in Chevrolet Volt. “Five years from now when I’m not president anymore, I’ll buy one and

Obama Administration releases National Bioeconomy Blueprint; health, food, energy and environment

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The White House today released a national Bioeconomy Blueprint , a comprehensive approach to harnessing innovations in biological research to address national challenges in health, food, energy, and the environment. In coordination with the Blueprint’s release, Federal officials also announced a number of new commitments to help achieve the Blueprint’s goals.

Obama FY 2012 budget proposes big boost for EVs and EV technology, cuts for hydrogen

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The President’s Budget proposes a 12% increase in funding for the Department of Energy. Click to enlarge.

Pres. Obama talks about petroleum reserves, energy security and resiliency

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David Herron Today President Obama spoke to reporters about energy security and the price of gasoline. Gasoline prices have shot up over the last couple weeks, causing much alarm with many voices saying the "fragile recovery" is threatened by rising. March 11, 2011

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Obama announces more than $1B in DOE initiatives for renewable and advanced fossil energy; loan guarantees and ARPA-E projects

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President Obama announced more than $1 billion in Department of Energy (DOE) initiatives to advance clean energy technologies. As part of the President’s Clean Power Plan, DOE’s Loan Programs Office (LPO) is making up to $1 billion dollars in loan guarantees available to support commercial-scale distributed energy projects.