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Electric Vehicle Sales Continue to Accelerate

2017 was another year of growth for electric vehicles. Nearly 200,000 electric vehicles were sold in the U.S. last year, up 25% from the year before, even as sales of traditional gas powered vehicles declined.  And for first time, global EV sales in 2017 crossed the 1 million mark. 2018 is already on track to […]

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Posted by Jason Kuruvilla on Thursday, March 15th, 2018 | 2 Comments »

Start the New Year Off Right with Money Saving Energy Efficiency Tips

Nothing says “Start off the New Year Right” like having extra cash in your pocket and doing good in the world. And what activity scores this double win? Energy efficiency! Here’s how to make 2018 your cleanest and greenest year yet. For a typical American household, 51% of carbon emissions come from driving and 44% […]

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Posted by Jason Kuruvilla on Friday, January 5th, 2018 | 4 Comments »

Thinking about buying an electric vehicle? What to consider when buying.

Electric vehicles are making a big splash in the auto world. It seems like every week a new automaker is announcing a major plan to electrify more and more of its vehicles. Earlier this summer, Volvo was the first to announce a plan to electrify its full line-up by 2019. Since then, Mazda, Jaguar/Land, Mercedes […]

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Posted by Jason Kuruvilla on Friday, September 15th, 2017 | 11 Comments »

Tell Your Elected Officials #WhyHealthcareMatters

Consumers won a huge victory when opponents of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) tried and failed again to repeal the law. When thousands of people shared their personal stories of why healthcare protections mattered to them, other people noticed and joined the fight to protect our care. Passionate grassroots activism stopped this attempt to take […]

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Posted by Daniela Nunez on Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017 | 1 Comment »

How To Contact Your Member Of Congress During Recess

What are these meetings all about? These meetings are about you! When your members of Congress are back in their districts during a congressional recess, they need to hear from you! These opportunities are an excellent opportunity for you to ask questions, share your concerns, and find out exactly what your members are doing in Congress and […]

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Posted by Jennifer Bertsch on Thursday, June 29th, 2017 | 10 Comments »

Oregon’s Clean Fuels Standard: Exceeding Expectations, Creating Consumer Choice

Consumers deserve more options when it comes to clean driving, and creating more fuel choices is one way to offer cleaner transportation, while boosting efficiency and lowering costs. Thanks to Oregon’s Clean Fuels Standard, consumers now have more options than ever before. Consumers Union advocated for its passage and now, one year into the program, […]

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Posted by Jason Kuruvilla on Tuesday, June 6th, 2017 | 1 Comment »

EIA analysis: Fuel economy improvements to cut U.S. gasoline consumption by 25% by 2040

The Energy Information Administration is out with its latest fuel use projection and finds that if automakers meet the 2025 fuel economy standards, overall fuel consumption will decline significantly, even as more cars are on the road and miles travelled per vehicle increases. In other words, fuel economy standards will help Americans driver farther on […]

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Posted by Jason Kuruvilla on Wednesday, May 24th, 2017 | No Comments »

The ABCs of EVs – Policies to Effectively Grow Electric Vehicle Market

Electric vehicles (EVs) are on the cusp of a market breakthrough – going from a small niche market to mainstream vehicles. EV sales set a record in 2016, increasing by over a third from the year before, and 2017 is already on track to blow past that record. But EV growth has implications beyond clean […]

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Posted by Jason Kuruvilla on Monday, May 22nd, 2017 | No Comments »

Attacks on Energy Star program hurt consumers and threaten progress on energy efficiency nationwide

You would think that a program that has a over a 1000x return on investment would be a key candidate for further funding. You’d be wrong. The Energy Star program, a voluntary program that certifies products as among the most efficient in their class, is one of the most successful programs in government history. The […]

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Posted by Jason Kuruvilla on Thursday, April 20th, 2017 | No Comments »

How Clean is the Air You Breathe?

The American Lung Association is out with its latest State of the Air report for 2017. The report looks at air quality in communities across the country and finds continued progress in reducing air pollution, but also troubling signs on the horizon. The number of Americans living with unhealthy levels of air pollution has dropped […]

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Posted by Jason Kuruvilla on Thursday, April 20th, 2017 | No Comments »

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