Gov Jerry Brown won’t get dirty with Donald Trump

Global Clean Energy Ministerial Symposium The floor opened for questions immediately after West Coast Leaders, Alaska, British Columbia, California, Oregon and Washington signed a Comprehensive Agreement at the Global Clean Energy Ministerial Symposium There was a cap-n-trade question, but the big question is how any of the clean energy initiatives will go forward if Donald [...]

Pacifica on the Pacific, Volt, Altima carchat

Good Morning Warren and Friends, Last week I told you I would be driving the Chrysler Pacifica, so today I am on the Pacific Ocean about to head off in the Pacifica. Next week I will have the driving impressions. I am in a Pacifica presentation as we speak, so if you have any questions [...]

Lexus, Chrysler and politics washingtonpost.com carchat

Washington Post Real Wheels Last week I drove the Lexus RC-F, this week I drove the Lexus NX200t F-Sport. The RC-F is a luxury sports car, around $75,000. The NX200t F-Sport is an SUV out the door at $44,000. I see why it is so hard to decide what to buy. Most of the time [...]

Senator Fran Pavley (D-CA) at the Los Angeles Auto Show (LAAS)

Senator Fran Pavley (D-CA) attended the Los Angeles Auto Show (LAAS) and talked about climate change, senate bill SB-32, the Volkswagen diesel defeat device and the latest in alternative fuel vehicles at the LA auto show (LAAS). There are some people that think these regulations hamper the car companies. What does Senator Pavley [...]

Boxer to Barra – that would be CEO, Senator

Barbara Boxer  to Mary Barra Lou Ann Hammond, the CEO, Driving the Nation, talked to John Batchelor, host of the John Batchelor radio show about the GM recall. The question has come up numerous times, behind doors and in front of Congress, how much did the former Chairman and CEO of General Motors, Dan Akerson, [...]

Argonne – Is this worse than an earmark?

Earmarks to a Japanese company I caught up with Don Hillebrand from Argonne at the Chevy Volt unveiling. I had already attended the first day of Argonne's First International Lithium-Ion battery conference. Khalil Amine from Argonne had talked to me about the chemistry that Argonne had developed and licensed to Toda Kogyo from Japan. Toda [...]

California sues EPA over clean car waiver

Anyone watching this story had to know California wasn't going to walk away from this fight. California has become the trumpeter of clean air with Schwarzenegger traveling the world holding the environmental beacon of light. For the first time, states could be allowed to limit greenhouse gasses to prevent climate change, which is recognized as [...]

Joe Lieberman at the Detroit auto show

Joe Lieberman was the first guy to arrive on the floor of the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) Detroit auto show, but we knew that the others were on the way. Lieberman answered questions and took interviews. He talked to Susan M. Cischke (pron. SIS-key), senior vice president, Sustainability, Environment and Safety Engineering, about [...]

More Q&A with McCain and Lieberman at the Detroit auto show

Senator John McCain and Joe Lieberman speaking at the 2008 Detroit auto show the day before the Michigan primary. 2008 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS)

Gasoline: The Un-elected President

I would like to thank the Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce for the opportunity to address this distinguished audience. When I talk about getting off the dependence of oil on television and radio, I am trying to educate my fellow Americans on a timeframe to release itself from the stranglehold of foreign oil, but also the [...]