The President continues his stealth green initiative—tightening fuel economy standards for cars and trucks
The tax credit for public transit is set to fall by more than 45% next year while the subsidy for parking goes up. Why that’s bad news for everyone
A fatal train crash north of New York City raises fears about the safety of rail travel. But a look at the numbers shows that trains remain much safer than cars
New statistics show that the U.S.—thanks largely to fracking and energy efficiency—has energy-related CO2 emissions down 12% from the peak in 2007
Citi Bike seems to have worked out some of its initial kinks, but now demand for bikes may be outpacing supply.
New York’s Citi Bike has been popular, but it’s also been problematic—perhaps fatally so. The country’s biggest bike share program has to be fixed, and soon.
Up close, an electric vehicle is clearly cleaner than a gasoline-powered car. No matter how efficient a combustion engine becomes—and some gasoline-powered cars can be very efficient—it still, well, combusts, spewing carbon and other exhaust gases into the atmosphere. But nothing at all comes out the tailpipe of an electric car. It’s …
Every day, the world burns through more than 87 million barrels of oil—and every year, that number gets bigger and bigger. We use oil to power our cars, planes and trucks; our tanks, bombers and rockets. Oil is irreplacable, …
Like a lot of Brooklynites—just about 54%—I don’t own a car. In fact, I’ve never owned a car. Before New York I lived in Hong Kong and Tokyo, two cities that are even denser and easier to get around car-less than New York. In …