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Az group wants $57M VW settlement to pay for electric school buses

A local grassroots environmental group gathered outside the Arizona state Capitol on Thursday to draw attention to diesel pollution. They want state officials to use the nearly $57 million the state will receive from the national Volkswagen settlement to replace diesel school buses with electric buses.... Read more»

Stanton: Electronic vehicles, sustainability no longer ‘optional nicety’

Committing to preserving the environment, including supporting the use of electric vehicles, is no longer an “optional nicety” for cities, Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton said Friday.... Read more»

Two DOE electric car loans, two different paths

They are two cutting-edge electric car makers, headquartered in California and backed by powerhouses of politics and money. In 2009, each secured half-billion dollar loan commitments from President Obama’s Department of Energy to help transform their clean-energy cars from drawing boards to showrooms.... Read more»

Video: Mexico City using electric taxis to spark cleaner downtown

Mexico City, one of the world's most polluted cities, is introducing a fleet of electric taxis to clean up its historic downtown. ... Read more»

Group touts alternative fuel vehicles at Az Capitol

Arizona’s Clean Cities coalitions brought two dozen cars and trucks Tuesday to the State Capitol to show legislators the kinds of vehicles that have been and can be powered by alternative fuels.... Read more»

Az emissions program repealed in favor of milder federal rules

The Governor’s Regulatory Review Council voted Tuesday to repeal the state’s Clean Cars program, a set of tailpipe-emissions standards adopted in 2008, in favor of less-stringent federal regulations.... Read more»