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February 10, 2004 | John O'Dell, Times Staff Writer
Once again import brands dominate a list of the most environmentally friendly cars, but this year for the first time they also dominate a list of the most polluting vehicles in a study of 2004 model cars and trucks to be published today. Volkswagen's diesel-powered Touareg sport utility vehicle gets the worst score, nine out of a possible 100 points, in the annual ratings by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy.
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February 10, 2004 | John O'Dell, Times Staff Writer
Once again import brands dominate a list of the most environmentally friendly cars, but this year for the first time they also dominate a list of the most polluting vehicles in a study of 2004 model cars and trucks to be published today. Volkswagen's diesel-powered Touareg sport utility vehicle gets the worst score, nine out of a possible 100 points, in the annual ratings by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy.
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BUSINESS
February 18, 1999 | JOHN O'DELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Contrasted with General Motors Corp.'s EV1 electric car, the average 1999 passenger vehicle gets a solid F in environmentalism, according to a rating guide released Wednesday by a national consumer environmental group. The good news is that with several hundred models on the market, there are still numerous conventional vehicles out there with high "green" ratings for shoppers who consider environmental impact when looking for a new car or light truck.
BUSINESS
February 18, 1999 | JOHN O'DELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Contrasted with General Motors Corp.'s EV1 electric car, the average 1999 passenger vehicle gets a solid F in environmentalism, according to a rating guide released Wednesday by a national consumer environmental group. The good news is that with several hundred models on the market, there are still numerous conventional vehicles out there with high "green" ratings for shoppers who consider environmental impact when looking for a new car or light truck.
BUSINESS
February 18, 1999 | JOHN O'DELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Compared with General Motors Corp.'s EV1 electric car, the average 1999 passenger vehicle gets a solid F in environmentalism, according to a rating guide released Wednesday by a national consumer environmental group. The good news is that, with several hundred models on the market, there are still numerous conventional vehicles out there with high "green" ratings for shoppers who consider environmental impact when looking for a new car or light truck.
BUSINESS
April 21, 1998 | John O'Dell
Mitsubishi Motor Sales of America Inc. says its 1998 Mirage has been named one of the dozen "greenest" vehicles of the year by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. The council recently published its rankings in its Green Guide to Cars and Trucks, which provides the first-ever comprehensive environmental ratings for every 1998 vehicle sold in the United States.
HOME & GARDEN
January 20, 2001 | LYNN O'DELL
When it comes to inexpensive halogen torchiers, can 50 million bargain-loving Americans be wrong? Yes, says the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, a nonprofit organization that contends the popular floor lamps are no bargain when it comes to energy use. They cost more to operate than to buy. A 300-watt torchier used just two hours a day will consume 219 kilowatts per year, according to the ACEEE's Consumer Guide to Home Energy Savings.
BUSINESS
September 22, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Political support for better fuel economy apparently goes only so far these days. A Bush administration official apologized this week for a newsletter sent to thousands of government employees that encouraged them to consider fuel-efficient vehicles built by Japanese automakers. "I deeply regret that our newsletter offended anyone, especially those Americans working in the automobile industry and the millions of people who make American automobile manufacturers successful," said Joe Ellis, an assistant secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services.
REAL ESTATE
May 13, 2001
Under California's summer 20/20 Rebate Program, consumers who trim their utility bills by 20% will be rewarded with 20% rate cuts. Here is a partial list of things you can do to reduce energy expenses. * Lower air-conditioning costs by turning down the thermostat. Save about 3% for every one-degree adjustment. * Keep refrigerator temperature setting above 37 degrees. Replace older models with ones that have the Energy Star label. Unplug or get rid of second refrigerators.
NEWS
February 25, 1999
Not everyone wants--or can afford--an electric car, but there are still a sizable number of environmentally friendly gasoline-powered vehicles on the market, according to "Green Guide to Cars and Trucks." Here is a sampling of California-certified vehicles, with a rating of 100 representing a zero-emissions ideal. The highest-rated gasoline-powered car, the Chevy Metro, received a 38: *--* Make/Model Engine Transmission Green Score (liters/cylinders) Subcompacts Mitsubishi Mirage 1.
BUSINESS
February 18, 1999 | JOHN O'DELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Compared with General Motors Corp.'s EV1 electric car, the average 1999 passenger vehicle gets a solid F in environmentalism, according to a rating guide released Wednesday by a national consumer environmental group. The good news is that, with several hundred models on the market, there are still numerous conventional vehicles out there with high "green" ratings for shoppers who consider environmental impact when looking for a new car or light truck.
NEWS
March 8, 2000
TYPE: Large SUV MODEL: Ford Expedition ENGINE: 4.6-liter V-8 TRANSMISSION: automatic GREEN SCORE: 15 * TYPE: Medium SUV MODEL: Toyota 4Runner ENGINE: 2.7L inline-4 TRANSMISSION: auto GREEN SCORE: 21 * MODEL: Jeep Cherokee ENGINE: 4.0L V-6 ENGINE: manual GREEN SCORE: 21 * TYPE: Small SUV MODEL: Toyota RAV4 ENGINE: 2.0L I-4 TRANSMISSION: auto GREEN SCORE: 28 * MODEL: Suzuki Vitara* ENGINE: 1.6L I-4 TRANSMISSION: auto GREEN SCORE: 28 * MODEL: Chevrolet Tracker* ENGINE: 1.
REAL ESTATE
October 13, 1991
QUESTION: I'm getting ready to buy a new dishwasher and would like to find an energy-efficient one. What features should I look for? ANSWER: According to the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy, the most energy-efficient dishwasher costs only half as much to run as the least efficient dishwasher on the market today. Don't be surprised to find a range of $25 to $70 a year (local rates) depending on the model.
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