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McDonald’s, Beef Industry Slammed for ‘Greenwashing’

McDonald’s and the rest of the Global Roundtable on Sustainable Beef are “greenwashing” beef production with their principles and criteria for global sustainable beef, according to consumer, worker and environmental groups. In a letter to the Roundtable’s Executive Committee, 23 groups — including Friends of the Earth, Animal Welfare Approved, … Read more »

EPA MPG Figures ‘Overstate Fuel Efficiency in Vehicles’

EPA MPG Figures ‘Overstate Fuel Efficiency in Vehicles’

Fuel economy estimates issued by the EPA were much higher in certain vehicles, particularly hybrids, than the actual mpg achieved in real-world testing, according to Consumer Reports. Hybrids built by Ford show the largest discrepancy between EPA mpg figures and real-world tests, says Consumer Reports. For example, the C-Max and … Read more »

Scion, Honda Top EPA Fuel Economy Guide

Scion, Honda Top EPA Fuel Economy Guide

The 2013 Scion iQ electric vehicle and the Honda Fit electric vehicle topped the EPA’s annual list of fuel efficient vehicles. The 2013 Fuel Economy Guide, published by the EPA and the US Department of Energy, also gave high fuel-efficiency marks to vehicle models made by Ford, Mitsubishi, Daimler AG … Read more »

EcoSmart, GE, Philips LEDs Win High Marks

In its latest tests, Consumer Reports has given LEDs from EcoSmart, GE and Philips significantly higher scores than it gave to most CFLs – but admits that most users won’t save money by making the switch. The up-front costs of LEDs can be prohibitive, the magazine said, but other factors … Read more »

Green Fleet Roundup: Toyota Prius C, Mitsubishi and Peugeot, Leaf Limo

The Toyota Prius C, a less expensive subcompact version of the standard hybrid, has been named by Consumer Reports as one of five popular cars to avoid. The five cars to avoid list also includes the Honda Civic, Jeep Liberty, Ford Edge and Dodge Grand Caravan. The Toyota Prius C … Read more »