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If Someone Replaced Your Car with a Prius, Would You Drive More?

August 11, 2015 by Catherine Wolfram

Cars and Driving Habits


Most of us drive cars that are less fuel efficient than a Prius, but this is likely to change over the next decade as the new CAFE standards are phased in. Regulators project that these new standards will increase the average fuel economy of new vehicles to 39 miles per gallon by 2025.[read more]

2015: The Year of Energy Efficiency?

Efficiency Adoption in the Coming Year

As we reflect on the past year and start to think about what we’re going to do differently in 2015, it’s worth taking an overall look at how much energy we use, and how we can find simple ways to cut some of the energy waste out of our lives.[read more]

Cool It: 8 Tips to Handle the Dog Days of Summer in a Warming Climate

July 7, 2014 by Peter Lehner

Warming Adaptation

There are some things about this season I don’t enjoy: the excessive heat, the smog, the bugs—and sometimes when you head to the beach to cool off, there’s a swim advisory. These are the real dog days of summer. As our climate warms, we can expect to see more of the season’s unpleasant side.[read more]