October 2010

Press Release | October 25, 2010

Proposed Truck Standards a Milestone, but Some Savings Opportunities Left Untapped

Washington, D.C. —  Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Transportation proposed the first-ever fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions standards for medium- and heavy-duty trucks and buses. The affected vehicles, ranging from large pickup trucks to big rigs, today consume about 2.5 million barrels of oil per day, one-fifth of total transportation oil use in the U.S.

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Blog Post | October 11, 2010

How Does ACEEE Track States on Energy Efficiency?

Each year when we set out to research and write the State Energy Efficiency Scorecard, we find that states are rapidly moving forward on energy efficiency policies, achieving real results by helping people to save money and stop wasting energy. The quick pace of progress makes compiling states’ information quite challenging, which is why we have developed a foolproof strategy to engage the states and enlist their help as we draft the report.

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Press Release | October 8, 2010

New Energy Efficiency Scorecard to Rank All 50 States & D.C.

Washington, D.C. (October 8, 2010): Climate and energy issues may be on the backburner in Washington, D.C., but major energy efficiency initiatives are thriving at the state level, according to a 50-state scorecard from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) that will be released during a live National Press Club news conference at 10 a.m. EDT on October 13, 2010.

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Blog Post | October 6, 2010

What Makes a State Energy Efficient?

How do you know if your state is energy efficient? And how do you compare your state’s energy efficiency record to another’s? Those are questions that ACEEE set out to answer in its 2010 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard report coming out next week.

As ACEEE researchers found, the answer lies in carefully examining each state’s progress on policies aimed at stopping energy waste and increasing energy savings across a wide range of sectors—from buildings to utilities to transportation.

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Press Release | October 1, 2010

EPA, DOT to Set Course for Further Reductions in Vehicles’ Oil Consumption, Emissions

Washington, D.C. – Making good on a commitment made by President Obama in May, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Transportation today announced progress in developing standards that will dramatically reduce the fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions of cars, SUVs, and pickup trucks in model years 2017 to 2025. The announcement follows the adoption earlier this year of standards boosting average fuel economy to 34.1 miles per gallon by 2016.

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