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The U.S. Senate has taken a surprising move: a bipartisan stance supporting clean energy. That was in direct opposition to the Trump administration’s campaign to gut the Department of Energy in the 2018 fiscal year budget. The Senate Committee on Appropriations reversed course and actually proposed a $4 billion increase over fiscal year 2017 for […]

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The cost of automakers complying with toughening federal fuel economy standards could be far less than expected. This is according to the International Council on Clean Transportation, an independent research group, which released a report concluding automakers costs could be reduced by 34 percent to 40 percent per vehicle in the 2022 through 2025 phase. […]

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President Donald Trump is expected to make the White House’s long-awaited announcement this Wednesday on the review of 2022-2025 fuel economy standards. Two sources briefed on the situation told Reuters that Trump will be speaking with top automaker executives during a visit to Ypsilanti, Mich., a Detroit suburb. A White House official confirmed the visit, […]

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Automakers appear to be bracing for a long-term battle with environmental groups over the federal government’s 2025 fuel economy and emissions rules. Environmental groups are threatening legal action if the rules gets weakened. More is being revealed following a letter sent Friday to President Donald Trump by 18 auto industry executives asking him to reinstate […]

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