Stop tinkering: Sierra Club Chief touts vehicle electrification

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After spending time in the Gulf, the Sierra Club's new executive director, Michael Brune, ponders getting off oil in "Create," his Sierra Magazine commentary. Source: Sierra Magazine ]. coal Sierra Club After extolling biking and transit, he concludes: "The single most effective thing we can do as a country to get off oil, however, is to electrify transportation. The days of tinkering around with tiny increases in fuel economy should be long gone.

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Volkswagen to use Sierra Wireless for next-gen connected vehicles

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Volkswagen has selected Sierra Wireless AirPrime AR Series modules and the Legato platform for its next generation of connected cars. Sierra Wireless’ integrated 4G technology will reach the market beginning in 2018 in several Volkswagen models worldwide. Owners can use their applications over the integrated 4G-LTE connection provided by the Sierra Wireless AirPrime module.

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Ford CAFE rollback efforts, countering sustainability claims, slammed in Sierra Club video

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The production values are high and the message is clear in a video released Tuesday by The Sierra Club. The environmental advocacy group 's goal is simple: highlight the contrast between Ford Motor Company's claims of sustainability goals and its behind-the-scenes efforts to roll back U.S. corporate fuel-economy rules. A proposal to modify. Politics NHTSA CAFE Fuel Economy Corporate Average Fuel Economy Donald Trump

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Sierra Club to sue EPA over failure to report on ethanol

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emissions EPA ethanol lawsuit Renewable Fuel Standard Sierra ClubThe confirmation of Scott Pruitt as Environmental Protection Agency administrator was expected to rankle environmental groups. Pruitt is a climate-science denier who, in his previous position as Oklahoma attorney general, sued the agency he is now charged with many multiple times over its efforts to enforce environmental regulations. But what may.

Jaguar XJ vs Tesla, next BMW i3 in 2022, billions for electric cars, Ford vs Sierra Club: Today's Car News

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Today, Ford gets slammed by the Sierra Club, the next BMW i3 electric car will likely be very different, the Jaguar XJ will reportedly go head-to-head with the Tesla Model S, and we're not big fans of some possible Volkswagen ID electric-car model names.

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GM: new Sierra 5.3L V-8 EcoTec3 highway fuel economy tops Ford EcoBoost V-6

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V-8 EcoTec3 AFM VVT DI (L83) for Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra. The 2014 GMC Sierra 1500 full-size pickup truck features a new 5.3L 2014 GMC Sierra. EcoTec3 V-8 is one of three more efficient new engines for the Sierra; a 4.3L 2014 5.3L

How can automakers sell more electric cars? Sierra Club report has suggestions

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The Sierra Club recently released what it says is the "first-ever multi-state study on electric vehicle shopping experience," and the results weren't encouraging. A report surveying 308 volunteers who inquired about electric cars in calls or visits to dealerships in 10 states showed that shopping for an electric car is generally more difficult. sales dealers plug-in cars dealerships

New GM 4.3L EcoTec V-6 for Sierra delivers 305 lb-ft torque

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When the all-new 2014 GMC Sierra full-size pickup arrives this summer, its standard 4.3L Sierras equipped with the 4.3L Sierra’s standard V-6 produces an SAE-certified 285 horsepower (212 kW) and is matched with a proven, efficient six-speed automatic transmission.

GM introduces CNG bi-fuel Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickups

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General Motors is introducing compressed natural gas (CNG) bi-fuel versions of the 2013 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 2500 HD extended cab pickup trucks. The Silverado and Sierra will be available in standard and long box, with either two- or four-wheel drive.

Audi working with Sierra Wireless for LTE-based connected vehicle system

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Audi is using Sierra Wireless AirPrime embedded wireless modules to help develop and test an LTE-connected infotainment system. ( —Didier Dutronc, Senior Vice President, Embedded M2M Solutions for Sierra Wireless.

Electric-Car Guide, State-By-State Specifics From Sierra Club

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Today, the conservation group Sierra Club has launched its own Electric Vehicle Guide--and one of its key features is the ability to learn about state and local incentives by entering your What''s your first resource for electric-car information? We''re hoping you answer Green Car Reports (of course!), but in reality there are quite a few by now.

Sierra Club California Weighs in for Electric Cars at CARB

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What was most welcome by this advocate of transportation electrification was the statement by Sierra Club California's Bill Magavern. The California Air Resources Board's (CARB) monthly meeting today included the adoption of the State Alternative Fuel Plan. The analysis by the California Energy Commission (CEC) and CARB of the smorgasbord of non-petroleum alternatives was mandated by AB 1007. And quite a buffet it is.

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Chevy Silverado, GMC Sierra Pickups To Get 8-Speed Automatic To Boost MPG

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Future models of the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickup trucks will One of the factors making higher gas mileage possible across pretty much any vehicle on sale these days is multispeed transmissions. At the dawn of this century, four-speed automatics were the standard; now it''s six speeds--and eight-speed automatics are coming on strong.

USDA to provide $105M loan guarantee to Fulcrum Sierra Biofuels; municipal solid waste to ethanol

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The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced a $105-million loan guarantee to Fulcrum Sierra BioFuels, LLC to finance development of a facility to convert municipal solid waste into advanced biofuels. The Sierra BioFuels Plant will be located approximately 20 miles east of Reno, Nevada in Storey County. Fulcrum Sierra uses a two-part thermo-chemical process: Gasification converts the MSW into a synthesis gas, or syngas.

Sierra Energy selects Oxford Catalysts microchannel FT reactor for California waste-to-liquids commercial demonstration plant

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Sierra Energy has selected microchannel Fischer-Tropsch (FT) reactor technology developed by Velocys, Inc., the US-based subsidiary of the Oxford Catalysts Group, for use in a waste-to-liquids (WTL) commercial demonstration plant to be constructed in northern California by the California-based company Sierra Energy. Sierra Energy intends to use this commercial demonstration as the basis for the design of a turn-key, waste gasification system called the FastOx Pathfinder.

New GM EcoTec3 engine family for 2014 Silverado and Sierra pickups; direct injection, cylinder deactivation and CVVT

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V-6 EcoTec3 AFM VVT DI (LV3) for Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra. SAE-certified horsepower and torque ratings and EPA fuel economy estimates for the new Silverado and Sierra will be available beginning early next year. 2014 4.3L

Sierra Club Weighs In On Plug-In Cars, With Humor

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The Sierra Club, most famous for its grassroots action on environmental issues from climate change Here at Green Car Reports, we aim to give you a comprehensive run-down of what each car is like to drive, how far it can realistically travel per charge, and the ins and outs of purchasing it. But what does each plug-in car say about you as a person?

2014 Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra: Better Gas Mileage From More Efficient Engines

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Even big pickup trucks will get significantly higher gas mileage in years to come, and the new 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and 2014 GMC Sierra will be no exception. This morning, General Motors [NYSE:GM] unveiled major revisions to its pair of full-size pickups. The many updates and improvements include all-new interiors, better connectivity for

Sierra Club wants you to show why you want Freedom From Oil

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The Sierra Club has joined the trend today with a call for action in their Go60 campaign It's Independence Day in the U.S. and of course a lot of themed advertising is floating around the interwebs.

Clean energy provides far more U.S. jobs than fossil fuels: analysis

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jobs climate change solar clean energy energy Sierra Club wind energy fossil fuels Donald TrumpYesterday, U.S. president Donald J. Trump signed an executive order to begin the process of rolling back pretty much every vestige of U.S. efforts to address climate change. In both his campaigning and since his inauguration, Trump has claimed that his government and its actions focus on creating or bringing back jobs for working-class Americans.

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Start-up Working with Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. to Micro-Produce Ethanol With Discarded Beer Yeast

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E-Fuel, the developer of a home ethanol system—the Efuel100 MicroFueler —and Sierra Nevada have agreed to house MicroFuelers at the brewery in Chico, California, enabling Sierra Nevada to manufacture its own ethanol using waste from its brewing process. On average, Sierra Nevada resells 1.6

Electric cars are on the market, so where are all the ads?

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Marketing sales New car sales plug-in cars Ads Sierra ClubAnyone who watches even a little television knows that automakers take advertising seriously—and do a lot of it. The seemingly-never-ending stream of commercials keeps their brands in the public eye, and helps them sell cars to the subset of viewers in the market. But if you think that electric cars are generally not represented in that.

Addax Bioenergy signs loan agreement for €258M renewable energy project in Sierra Leone; sugarcane ethanol and biomass power

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a subsidiary of the Swiss-based energy group, The Addax and Oryx Group Limited (AOG), recently signed a loan agreement with seven European and African development institutions for an integrated renewable energy and agriculture project near Makeni, in Sierra Leone. The power plant will provide renewable electricity for the ethanol refinery and will supply approximately 20% of Sierra Leone’s national grid. Addax Bioenergy S.A. ,

CicLaVia is Back This Sunday & We’ll Be Rolling Against Coal!

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My favorite part of this next CicLaVia is t he Bike Parade coming from my friends at Greenpeace and Sierra Club which they’re calling ROLL AGAINST COAL. ’s power supply and that’s exactly what Greenpeace and Sierra Club have in mind with their BEYOND COAL CAMPAIGN.

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Traveling Through Time, Exploring the String Theory and Hugging the Giant Sequoias

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There was a nice selection of books, especially guides to the flora and fauna of the High Sierras. I pulled an old issue of Sierra (the magazine of the Sierra Club) from July/August 1997.

GMC Touts Product-Placed, Low-Selling Sierra Hybrid Pickup

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While some people buy them for image and others for show, there are still drivers out there for whom a pickup is the only vehicle that serves their varied needs. Sure, they aren't the greenest of vehicles but if you're a business owner with a family, or need that extra towing capacity, you're limited to what you can choose. That's the line GMC is

Latest EV Buying Guide

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Compare all the electric cars that are available for sale right now with this handy guide from the Sierra Club! The Tesla S looks pretty good

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Traveling Through Time, Exploring the String Theory and Hugging the Giant Sequoias

Creative Greenius

There was a nice selection of books, especially guides to the flora and fauna of the High Sierras. I pulled an old issue of Sierra (the magazine of the Sierra Club) from July/August 1997.

Nissan To Continue Sponsoring National Drive Electric Week Through 2017

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Green Drive Electric Week Plug-in America Sierra Club plug-in carsNational Drive Electric Week, the annual event devoted to advocating plug-in electric cars, will be sponsored by Nissan for the next three years, organizers announced today. The Nissan Leaf is by far the highest-production electric car in history, now closing in on 200,000 global sales since the first one was delivered in December 2010. Nissan had.

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CicLaVia is Back This Sunday & We’ll Be Rolling Against Coal!

Creative Greenius

My favorite part of this next CicLaVia is t he Bike Parade coming from my friends at Greenpeace and Sierra Club which they’re calling ROLL AGAINST COAL. ’s power supply and that’s exactly what Greenpeace and Sierra Club have in mind with their BEYOND COAL CAMPAIGN. Participants will also get stylin’ Greenpeace and Sierra Club t-shirts! How’d you like to enjoy 7-and-a-half miles of L.A.

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General Motors claims to beat Ford on fuel efficiency

Green Cars News

If you needed proof of how important fuel economy has become as a selling point for new vehicles then look no further than the 2014 GMC Sierra 150 (pictured) from General Motors. GM Green cars Latest news Ford F-150 fuel economy General Motors GMC GMC Sierra green cars

July/August '06 - Activists Promote the Film, Ford Retreats on Hybrids

Plugs and Cars

A year ago Ford nabbed a significant endorsement from the Sierra Club for its limited edition Mercury Mariner hybrid (29/35 mpg - gasoline only) and a promise of 250,000 hybrids by 2010. Sierra Club

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Is GM Playing Games with the Volt?

Plugs and Cars

Sierra Club, UCS and NRDC should have been indicted along with CARB and Big Oil in the film Who Killed the Electric Car? Tags: joe romm GM zev mandate chevy volt NRDC UCS Sierra Club cafe As I've blogged previously , I want to believe as much as the next guy that the Volt - GM's announced plug-in hybrid - is real. I believe enviros have spent way too much time pushing for higher CAFE standards and ignored alternative methods of getting clean cars on the road.

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Plug-in Hybrid Study: Electricity Better

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You can dig around the websites of NRDC, UCS and the Sierra Club and come to understand that an electric path would be best for all of us, but their advocacy has not reflected the science. Tags: air pollution union of concerned scientists environmental organizations dan becker air quality epri NRDC Sierra Club

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Grist Writer Gets the URGE2 Electrify

Plugs and Cars

If the Sierra Club, NRDC, and the Union of Concerned Scientists awaken from their CAFE-induced slumber and espouse such a message as Roberts' suggests, projects awaiting commercialization from a Toyota plug-in Prius to the Saturn plug-in Vue and the Volt just might get the jolt need. Tags: union of concerned scientists electric cars urge2 plug-in hybrid chevy volt Saturn grist NRDC vue Sierra Club David Roberts is a staff writer at Grist , an online enviro magazine.

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Ford Model T: what was its fuel economy, really?

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In a recent video posted to YouTube, environmental advocacy group The Sierra Club dialed up production values to call out Ford's lobbying efforts to roll back fuel-economy standards. The video showed a man getting into a modern-day Ford, starting the engine, then noting the shift lever had an array of reverse gears but no forward drive. When the. History Fuel Economy Ford Model T

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Oklahoma Supreme Court rules state's electric-car tax unconstitutional

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When the Oklahoma Legislature passed a bill earlier this year that imposed new fees on owners of hybrid and electric cars only, it was swiftly sued by the Sierra Club. Now the Oklahoma Supreme Court has rendered its verdict in that suit, filed in August. In a 6-3 decision, the state's highest court struck down the bill as an unconstitutional tax. tax lawsuit United States plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

National Drive Electric Week to be bigger than ever: 175 events so far

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Each year, Plug In America, the Electric Auto Association, and the Sierra Club join forces to implement one week of electric car events, parades, and education. The White House's energy week may have been low on renewable and zero emission technology, but National Drive Electric Week is poised to make up for it. This year, National Drive Electric. zero emissions Plug-In Hybrids Electric Car plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Drive Electric Week

Know what a 'baller' is? Wanna be one for clean energy?

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Sierra Club. Sometimes, even good intentions can't cover up poor execution. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently launched a campaign to promote clean energy in general, and electric cars specifically. The program's name, you may ask? It's entitled, "How to be a clean energy baller." DON'T MISS: How can automakers sell more electric cars? Marketing Department of Energy plug-in cars clean energy Ads

Electric-car shopping far too hard; dealers, carmakers can improve, says report

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Years of anecdotal evidence from shoppers shows such commitments are often lacking—and that has now been confirmed in a wide-reaching report issued by the Sierra Club. Greater electric-car adoption requires both dealers and carmakers to be strongly committed to selling plug-in vehicles. The organization recently conducted what it calls the. sales dealers plug-in cars dealerships