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Five Deceptive Tactics Automakers Are Using to Fight Fuel Economy Standards

, senior vehicles analyst

As our federal passenger vehicle efficiency standards come under review, it’s no surprise, sadly, to see a spirited opposition campaign from the nation’s automakers—and one so laden with misinformation.

A couple weeks ago, the Automotive Alliance (a trade group representing a number of automakers, including Toyota, Ford, General Motors, Fiat-Chrysler, BMW, Mercedes, and Volkswagen) released a fact sheet detailing a number of (often bogus) complaints about the fuel economy and global warming emissions regulations of light-duty vehicles that they would like to see remedied in the mid-term review. Read more >

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Thinking Big: Wind Industry Is Moving to Taller Turbines. Will the Transmission System Be Ready?

, energy analyst

The wind industry is shifting to taller, more efficient turbines. When looking to the future, we should be thinking even bigger. Read more >

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As Congress Calls Out Fossil Fuel Deception, ExxonMobil Continues to Fund Climate Science Denial

, lead analyst, Center for Science and Democracy

Last week, ExxonMobil released their much anticipated 2015 Corporate Citizenship and Worldwide Giving reports, which include voluntarily disclosed information about their corporate giving each year. Despite ongoing claims by the company to NOT be funding climate denial, the reports once again reveal that the oil and gas giant has continued to financially support many groups that work to undermine climate science, while labeling such funding as corporate social responsibility. Read more >

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The Heat is on Fossil Fuel Companies for Decades of Climate Deception

, director of science & policy

As I pointed out in a recent blog, my colleagues and I at the Union of Concerned Scientists have been researching and calling attention to climate disinformation by leading fossil fuel companies for nearly a decade. Read more >

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Renewable Energy to Surpass Coal and Nuclear by 2030: 7 Key Takeaways from EIA’s Annual Energy Outlook 2016

, director of energy research, Clean Energy

I’ll remember 2016 as the year the Energy Information Administration turned the corner to show a bright future for renewable energy. Read more >

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