GM wants alternative to fuel economy standards from Obama, rollback from Trump

Here’s an official Bolt press picture from Chevy. On Friday, General Motors wrote to the Trump Administration in support of a national zero-emissions vehicle (ZEV) program, which would require seven percent of automakers’ sales to be zero-emissions by 2021. That percentage would increase by two percent per year until reaching 25 percent in 2030. The […]

Trump officials, California meet on vehicle emissions, mpg standards

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Filed under: Government/Legal,Green,Emissions,Fuel Efficiency Stand by for more meetings, but they hope to reach a common goal Continue reading Trump officials, California meet on vehicle emissions, mpg standards Trump officials, California meet on vehicle emissions, mpg standards originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 29 Aug 2018 19:45:00 EDT. Please see […]

Speedier broadband standards? Pai’s FCC says 25Mbps is fast enough

Enlarge (credit: Jan Fabre) The Federal Communications Commission is proposing to maintain the US broadband standard at the current level of 25Mbps downstream and 3Mbps upstream. That’s the speed standard the FCC uses each year to determine whether advanced telecommunications capabilities are “being deployed to all Americans in a reasonable and timely fashion.” The FCC […]

Report: Trump admin has plan to end California’s emissions standards power

Enlarge / Car Exhaust With Two Tailpipes (credit: Getty Images) The Trump administration will propose a plan to freeze emissions standards at 2020 levels while undercutting California’s legal waiver to set emissions standards that are stricter than those set by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), according to three sources that Bloomberg spoke to. The news […]

EPA close to finish line on rolling back auto emissions standards

Enlarge (credit: David McNew/Getty Images) The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hit a major milestone today in its move to roll back auto emissions standards that would have had a major impact in lowering the nation’s greenhouse gas emissions. At the same time, the EPA’s move reportedly sets it up for conflict with California, the only […]

Utilities, Tesla appeal federal rollback of auto emissions standards

Enlarge / Charging at night. (credit: Jordan Golson) A coalition of utilities and electric vehicle makers, including Tesla, filed a petition with a US Federal Appeals Court to force the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to reconsider its recent work to roll back auto emissions standards. In April, the EPA said that it would relax greenhouse […]

How ProtonMail is pushing email privacy standards

FEATURE: Rumors of email’s demise have been greatly exaggerated. While the “age-old” communication conduit may have new rivals, it is showing little sign of letting up. In 2017, active email users stood at 3.7 billion globally, a figure that’s expected to hit 4.1 billion by 2021, according to research firm Radicati. Last yea…Read More

Administration floats freeze of CAFE fuel-economy standards in 2020-26

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is likely to propose freezing fuel economy standards from 2020 through 2026, according to three people briefed on the matter, a move likely to spark a fight with California and other states backing tougher vehicle emissions rules. The administration is circulating a draft proposal that would include freezing requirements after […]

Trump considers stiffer environmental standards for imported cars

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is considering ways to require imported automobiles to meet stricter environmental standards in order to protect U.S. carmakers, according to two sources familiar with the administration’s thinking. White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said President Donald Trump “will promote free, fair and reciprocal trade practices to grow the U.S. economy and […]