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Friday August 15, 2014
Photo courtesy of BMW The BMW i3 made its debut in U.S. markets in May. The best way to describe the car is that it's radically different. It really looks like a concept car; its design is... Read More
Monday August 11, 2014
Last summer, President Obama delivered a major climate speech in which he laid out his plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 17 percent by 2020. He also committed to deciding the fate of the... Read More
Monday August 4, 2014
I've been struck by Pepsi’s "Live for Now" advertising theme. "Now" is good, but I keep wondering: what about tomorrow? PepsiCo, which owns Pepsi, Gatorade, Quaker Oats, Frito... Read More
Monday July 21, 2014
Over the last year, activists have been pushing PepsiCo and other companies using tar sands in their massive corporate vehicle fleets to do the right thing and stop using this dirty source of fuel... Read More
Tuesday July 1, 2014
Just about every day, I'm hearing about new innovation in electric vehicle (EV) technology on the market or in the works.Sustainia, an annual guide to innovative sustainable solutions worldwide, just... Read More
Thursday June 19, 2014
The clean energy economy is shaking up the system - 74 percent of all new power generation in the U.S. in the first quarter of 2014 came from solar, and public transit ridership continues to soar.... Read More
Thursday June 12, 2014
Today medium and heavy-duty vehicles - everything from delivery trucks to tractor trailers - represent one of the fastest growing sources of oil use in the transportation sector. Though our passenger... Read More
Thursday June 5, 2014
By Rachel Rye Butler, Sierra Club Beyond Oil Campaign Organizer "No Tar Sands!" That's the message the activist light brigade delivered to attendees of the Sustainable... Read More
Wednesday June 4, 2014
This week, some of the biggest companies in the world are coming together for the Sustainable Brands Conference in San Diego, where companies like Coca-Cola and PepsiCo want to showcase a shining... Read More
Tuesday June 3, 2014
In recent days, eight states came together to release a 'Zero Emission Vehicle Action Plan;' it fleshes out their governors' commitment last fall to slash greenhouse gas emissions and get... Read More
Friday May 23, 2014
Many city dwellers don't have cars. Ideally, they rely on their bikes, their feet, and public transit to get around. Certainly that's the best environmental choice.But what about when they need to go... Read More
Friday May 16, 2014
Today is bike to work day, and across the country, people will be hopping on their bicycles to get to work, school, and play. Not just today, but every day, growing numbers of people are biking as an... Read More
Monday May 5, 2014
Did you know the average tractor-trailer on the road today gets roughly six miles per gallon? Thankfully, the Obama administration is taking action to make our trucks more efficient. The... Read More
Tuesday April 29, 2014
By Michael Marx, Beyond Oil Campaign Director Today the Sierra Club released its new Tar Sands Fuel in Corporate Fleets report outlining steps that corporations can take to avoid... Read More
Thursday April 10, 2014
Our world faces an unprecedented environmental, social, and economic challenge-- climate disruption. As the most recent report from the International Panel on Climate Change notes, the impacts of... Read More
Wednesday April 2, 2014
As if fossil fuel's massive climate impacts weren't enough, there is another powerful reason we should leave them in the ground: they're a bad investment.DC Divest's Matt Grason and... Read More
Friday March 28, 2014
Though there are no leaves on the trees yet, my home state of Massachusetts became a greener place to live this week. Governor Deval Patrick announced Thursday a rebate program that will provide... Read More
Thursday March 27, 2014
Let's be real: tar sands are a disaster for the climate, for water, for public health, for Indigenous communities that live in tar sands extraction sacrifice zones, and for communities along... Read More
Thursday March 13, 2014
Today Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune testified at a Senate hearing about the Keystone XL pipeline. Here's video of his testimony: )  And here are the printed remarks: Mr.... Read More
Tuesday February 18, 2014
In a speech today in Maryland, President Obama directed his administration to move forward with standards to make our tractor trailers and commercial vehicles more efficient. Already the... Read More