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The message from scientists last week during a climate change conference was clear and unequivocal: the need to further reduce greenhouse gases is critical and changes must be implemented without delay. The Our Common Future Under Climate Change conference was hosted by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Attended by almost 2,000 […]

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Bolstered by availability of a car model the U.S. does not get, Western Europe’s plug-in-electrified vehicle (PEV) sales are solidly eclipsing those of the U.S. for the first time. Sales volume in the new global leader for the period of January through April 2015 is actually 60-percent ahead of the U.S. which held a lead […]

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If money is the auto industry’s lifeblood, today Volkswagen Group CEO Martin Winterkorn warned stricter European rules calling for steeper CO2 targets too soon could make it bleed. “Every gram of CO2 that we save in our European fleet costs our group almost 100 million euros — 100 million that we have to invest in […]

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General Motors has been recognized for its green efforts. The company achieved, for the first time, perfect scores on both climate change data disclosure and performance submitted to CDP, the world’s only global environmental disclosure system. Featured in the CDP S&P 500 Climate Change Report 2014, GM said it ranks among the world’s largest companies […]

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Part 2 of a multi-part series. On Tuesday this week Toyota’s world premiere began in Tokyo for its Fuel Cell Vehicle (FCV) concept which foreshadows a global production version set for a 2015 launch. Contrary to reports predicting the U.S. won’t see it until 2016, plans for select U.S. regions do begin in 2015, Toyota […]

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