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Automakers to Trump: Reverse Fuel Efficiency Rules

Automakers to Trump: Reverse Fuel Efficiency Rules

General Motors, Ford, Toyota and 15 other major automakers have urged President Donald Trump to reverse a decision by the Obama administration to lock in fuel efficiency rules for model years 2022-2025 cars and light trucks.

Automakers Beat Fuel Economy, GHG Emissions Standards, EPA Says

Cars achieved record-high fuel economy while outperforming greenhouse gas emission standards last year, according to EPA data, even as low gas prices make it more difficult to sell more fuel-efficient vehicles.

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Why Sustainable Business Leaders Must ‘Think Exponentially’

As corporations increasingly embed sustainability into their long-term plans and decision-making processes, new business models are emerging that promise to deliver financial and non-financial (such as environmental and societal) values while working toward a net-zero emissions economy. A new paper by Volans, commissioned by the Business and Sustainable Development Commission, … Read more »

How Major Multi-Nationals Cut Emissions, Save Money by Embedding Carbon Pricing into Business Strategies

How Major Multi-Nationals Cut Emissions, Save Money by Embedding Carbon Pricing into Business Strategies

Global environmental services company Suez uses an internal carbon price to drive investment in low-carbon technologies such as energy-efficient water pumps. Meanwhile IT giant Microsoft used its carbon fee fund to support, among other low-carbon projects. The fee, paid by business units across the company, funds internal efficiency upgrades, power … Read more »

Tony Fadell

Environmental Executive Moves: Nest, Nissan, Edison, WegoWise, Apana

Here’s the latest news on hirings, promotions and departures among environmental leaders.

Mitsubishi Motors

Mitsubishi Cheats Fuel Efficiency Tests, VW Reaches Emissions Deal

Mitsubishi Motors said it cheated fuel efficiency tests, overstating fuel efficiency by 5 percent to 10 percent for a car produced in Japan. Company president Tetsuro Aikawa yesterday said the cheating affected 620,000 cars sold from 2013 through the present, adding that the mishandling of the test data was “intentional.” … Read more »

VW Isn’t the Only Car Maker Facing Billions in Emissions Fees

VW Isn’t the Only Car Maker Facing Billions in Emissions Fees

Volkswagen went to court last week over the emissions scandal. The US government is suing the automaker for cheating air pollution tests and VW faces fines that could total as much as $46 billion. But Volkswagen may not be the only automaker on the hook for emissions failings. A report … Read more »