U.S. Vehicle Fuel Economy Hits a New Efficiency Record

According to the EPA, average fuel economy for all model year 2016 vehicles stood at 24.7 miles per gallon. The overall average is a modest 0.1 mile decrease from the previous model year, but it is still a record. Not all environmental groups were impressed.

ExxonMobil Plans to Sue Climate-Impacted Communities

ExxonMobil has petitioned a Texas county court for the ability to challenge 16 city, county and state officials about their involvement in an effort to coordinate lawsuits against the oil and gas giant. Meanwhile, New York City has jumped on board with a suit against Big Oil, the latest effort to attribute responsibility for climate change impacts.

China Cuts the Ribbon at its First Solar Highway

A new solar road in China will serve as a test bed to evaluate new solar technologies, with an overarching goal to reduce the amount of land needed for solar farms and transmission wires. But does its cost justify the investment?