Do generators or cars create more emissions?

SACRAMENTO – Utilities are increasingly turning to Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS) to avoid starting wildfires during windy conditions. But before turning to diesel or gasoline generators to keep the lights on, California Air Resources Board (CARB) thinks Californians should be aware that cleaner options are available. The California Air Resources Board now has an [...]

GM drops employee health care, EPA to revoke CARB waiver

UAW on strike, GM cancels health insurance EPA set to revoke California Air Resources Board waiver Thirteen other states follow CARB emission’s regulations GM to employees on strike: Take two aspirin and call the UAW It’s been a rough week for General Motors employees. The UAW employees went out on strike, and GM canceled the [...]

NHTSA, EPA hearing on easing pollution limits

It's a juxtaposition that NHTSA/EPA has picked Fresno, CA to have their first meeting on easing the pollution limits that were set in 2012. Instead of having it at the Capitol in Sacramento, CA, on California Air Resources Board (CARB) territory they have picked the dirtiest county in California, Fresno. The first thought is that [...]

Top ten reasons to buy electric or plug-in vehicles

At the 2018 New York International Auto Show, there was a variant of an electrified vehicle on every manufacturer's stage. Some have been around for years, some we got to see for the first time. Thanks to Toyota (the company with the longest running hybrid), Tesla (the only all-electric car company in the United States), [...]

Donald Trump, CAFE, EPA waivers & SB32

California has saved almost 50,000,000 gallons of gasoline a year by using less than 175,000 alternative technology vehicles. If California hadn't instituted rules that required companies to use better fuel economy technology, we wouldn't have these cars on the market. These are two very important points to remember as you read this article. President Donald [...]

EPA Pruitt casts shadow of doubt on Sunny California

Listen to John Batchelor radio show with Mary Kissel, Wall Street Journal, and Lou Ann Hammond talking about Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Pruitt versus California Air Resources Board (CARB) Donald Trump's Environmental Protection Agency, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, poked a stick in the middle of a hornet's nest when he said he [...]

Have global climate standards reached a plateau?

California has signed SB32 Global standards are global people working together for a common cause of economics and efficiency, but are profits of one company more important than national standardization of state standardization for the good of all people? In the auto industry, there is always talk of standardization of equipment and technology. It's the [...]

CARB’s Nichols on VW diesel in California

California Air Resources Board Chair Mary Nichols talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation about the status of CARB and Volkswagen. What is the status of CARB and Volkswagen? Will Volkswagen be allowed to sell diesel vehicles in California ever again? Nichols concedes that Volkswagen could sell again, but it sounds [...]

California officials drives hydrogen highway

California Air Resources Board Chair Mary Nichols, along with California Energy Commissioner Janea Scott and GO-Biz Deputy Director of Zero Emissions Vehicle Infrastructure Tyson Eckerle, led a caravan of Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEVs) through the San Joaquin Valley from Santa Monica to Sacramento to highlight the cars' range and [...]

CARB investigating all VW groups after diesel deception

Dave Clegern, California Air Resources Board (CARB) spokesperson, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation today. CARB is investigating all Volkswagen groups after the diesel deception. How did this happen? How were they caught? Who figured out what was happening?