fuel consumption

THE LAZY ENVIRONMENTALIST : Lazy Driver

Article: THE LAZY ENVIRONMENTALIST : Lazy Driver

THE LAZY ENVIRONMENTALIST, hosted by Josh Dorfman, screens Tuesdays at 9PM on Sundance Channel.

From a Lazy Environmentalist perspective, I have to admit that I’m not altogether unhappy to see gas prices rising again. For better or worse, the most effective way I’ve encountered to convince people to make environmentally sound choices is to appeal directly to their wallets. So when gas prices rise, fuel-efficient alternatives start to look much more appealing. In “Lazy Driver” I’m working with a really busy courier service – delivering on the order of several hundred packages around Los Angeles per day – to figure out how to boost the fuel economy of their cars (to reduce greenhouse gas emissions), reduce fuel costs and still enable deliveries to be made in time.

EcoDriving Through the Green States

Article: EcoDriving Through the Green States

WASHINGTON, DC, August 22, 2008 (ENS) – Hypermiling, a way of driving to maximize fuel economy, has gone mainstream and bipartisan. The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers started a new website today, www.ecodrivingusa.com [www.ecodrivingusa.com], to promote driving and vehicle maintenance habits that can reduce fuel consumption. Its first two spokesmen for the effort are Arnold Schwarzenegger,…

U.S. Senate Approves Scaled Back Energy Bill

Article: U.S. Senate Approves Scaled Back Energy Bill

Rush hour in Denver, Colorado. Increasing traffic, air pollution and fuel consumption, are becoming major problems. (Photo by Warren Gretz courtesy NREL) WASHINGTON, DC, December 14, 2007 (ENS) – The U.S. Senate approved a landmark energy bill Thursday night that requires the first increase in vehicle fuel economy standards in more than 30 years. But…