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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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Press Release | April 25, 2002

Senate Takes Small Steps Towards Energy Efficiency


Washington, D.C. — The energy legislation approved today by the Senate takes several small steps to help Americans use energy more efficiently but fails to approve more significant measures to reduce U.S. oil consumption and cut energy costs, according to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy.

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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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