A story in Monday's New York Times reports that the costs of marine freight are again increasing as the global economy recovers. This trend is a reemergence of a trend that ACEEE noted in the last half of the past decade. Part of this trend is competition for capacity, but much of it results from infrastructure constraints at U.S. ports that increase the cost and delay imports into the U.S.
On April 1st, USDOT’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the EPA issued harmonized fuel economy and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standards for cars and light trucks of model years 2012 through 2016. The joint rulemaking marks the first major increase in fuel economy standards in three decades, and the first national GHG standards for vehicles.
Washington, D.C. — Actions yesterday in both the House of Representatives and the Senate advanced proposals to improve energy efficiency policy in the country. In the House, Representatives Henry Waxman (D-CA) and Ed Markey (D-MA) released a “discussion draft” of energy and climate change legislation that contains many energy efficiency provisions.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) welcomed U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) launch today of the SmartWaySM Transport Partnership to to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and save energy in the movement of goods. Major shippers and carriers are among the charter partners in the new initiative.