Light Duty Fuel Economy

Blog Post | January 12, 2004

Energy Bill Hangs by a Thread

After three years of Congressional work, the massive federal energy bill is two votes short of passage in the Senate. The bill was voted out of conference in November and quickly passed by the House. In the Senate, however, it fell two votes short of the 60 needed to end debate, mainly due to issues unrelated to energy policy such as liability waivers for toxic fuel additives. The Senate leadership is expected to bring it up again after Congress convenes at the end of January.

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Press Release | November 16, 2003

Conference Energy Bill: The Glass Is Not Even a Quarter Full

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The energy bill released this weekend by the House-Senate conference committee achieves only a fraction of the energy savings needed to meet the critical challenges facing America: protecting national security, restoring electric system reliability, and keeping consumer energy bills affordable, according to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), a nonprofit research organization.

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Press Release | March 5, 2003

House Energy Bill Takes Small Steps for Energy Efficiency

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Testimony before the House Energy and Commerce Committee today by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) said that the energy bill recently introduced in the House contains important energy efficiency provisions, but leaves out much larger measures that are crucial to an effective energy policy.

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Press Release | January 9, 2003

Efficient Energy Policies Best Way to Close Carbon Gapwhite House's Trivial Climate Policy Fails to Cut Emissions

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Applauding legislation introduced by Senators John McCain and Joe Lieberman to reduce the threat of global warming, the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) today released its analysis dramatizing the triviality of the Bush climate plan in the face of the growing threat of climate change.

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Press Release | December 16, 2002

New ACEEE Report Outlines Potential Savings in Green Fleets

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Fleets can play an important role in introducing more fuel-efficient vehicles into the U.S. passenger vehicle stock but need some encouragement to do so, according to a new study by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE). Greener Fleets: Fuel Economy Progress and Prospects finds that few fleets have attempted to maximize the fuel economy of their vehicles to date.

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Press Release | December 13, 2002

DOT Takes Baby Step to Lower Light Truck Oil Consumption: Much Stronger Action Needed

Washington, D.C. — The Bush Administration has proposed a 1.5 mile-per-gallon increase in the fuel economy standard for light trucks over the years 2005 through 2007. “This action is a modest but useful step forward,” stated Steven Nadel, the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) Executive Director, “but it’s a drop in the gas tank compared to what is possible and needed.”

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