Light Duty Fuel Economy

Press Release | March 14, 2002
Press Release | February 15, 2002

New Senate Energy Bill Will Save More Energy

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The new version of a national energy bill introduced today by Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle (D-SD) will save nearly three times more energy than the energy bill approved by the House of Representatives last summer. According to an analysis of the new bill by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), a nonprofit research organization, new automobile fuel economy standards and new tax incentives for energy efficiency will yield major energy savings for years to come.

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Press Release | September 10, 2001

Study Finds U.S. Can Reduce Energy Use 25% and Save Consumers $600 Billion Through Greater Energy Efficiency

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A new study released today finds that the United States could reduce its projected energy use by more than 25 percent and save consumers more than $600 billion over the next two decades simply by adopting nine key energy-efficiency policies. The study, released by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), identifies nine policies that together could achieve these savings, including:

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Press Release | May 1, 2001

Study Finds Better Fuel Economy Will Lower Oil Imports More Than New Oil Drilling

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Increasing the fuel efficiency of new cars and light trucks by just 5 percent a year would cut U.S. oil use by 1.5 million barrels per day within a decade, according to a new study issued today by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE). Over 40 years, such a program of increased vehicle efficiency would save 10–20 times more oil than the projected supply from the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) and more than 3 times total U.S. proven oil reserves today.

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