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March 2009

Press Release | March 31, 2009

ACEEE Statement on the CARS Act (H.R. 1550)

Washington, D.C. — ACEEE commends the intent of Representative Sutton, sponsor of the CARS Act, to help the U.S. auto industry emerge successfully from the current crisis while reducing oil dependence and global warming emissions. Unfortunately, the vehicle scrappage program outlined by the bill as introduced would not achieve its energy and environmental objectives.

The most serious shortcomings of the bill are:

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Press Release | March 31, 2009

ACEEE Statement on the CARS Act (H.R. 1550)

Washington, D.C. — ACEEE commends the intent of Representative Sutton, sponsor of the CARS Act, to help the U.S. auto industry emerge successfully from the current crisis while reducing oil dependence and global warming emissions. Unfortunately, the vehicle scrappage program outlined by the bill as introduced would not achieve its energy and environmental objectives.

The most serious shortcomings of the bill are:

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Press Release | March 27, 2009

ACEEE Statement on Model Year 2011 Fuel Economy Standards

Washington, D.C. — The Department of Transportation today announced new fuel economy standards averaging 27.3 miles per gallon for model year 2011 cars and light trucks. The standards are disappointing. They are weaker than the standards proposed last spring, and those were based on an unrealistically low gasoline price forecast. A reasonable price forecast should have led to higher standards, not lower ones.

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Blog Post | March 24, 2009

Senate Energy Committee Testimony

<p>Thanks to the help of my colleagues here at ACEEE, my testimony for Thursday&#39;s Senate Energy Committee hearing on S. 661 Manufacturing energy legislation is in. Those interested can download my testimony <a href="/testimony/testimony-r-neal-elliott-associate-director-research-us-sena">here</a>.<br />
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Press Release | March 5, 2009

Broad Coalition Finds Energy Efficiency Provisions Key for Managing Costs of Climate Change Legislation

Washington, D.C. — Today, a broad coalition of business, professional, energy, and environmental organizations released recommendations on the role of energy efficiency in federal climate change legislation. Reducing the Cost of Addressing Climate Change Through Energy Efficiency is available here.
 

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