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Blog Post | May 25, 2011

New Vehicle Labels Take Three Steps Forward, One Step Back

The new vehicle fuel economy label announced today by EPA and DOT beats the current label, providing better information on fuel costs and adding emissions of both greenhouse gases and traditional air pollutants.

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Blog Post | April 22, 2011

Six Simple Energy Saving Tips to Celebrate Earth Day

In honor of this year’s Earth Day theme: “A Billion Acts of Green,” ACEEE suggests six energy-saving tips that will not only help consumers create less pollution, but also help them save money. With many wondering what steps they can take to lessen their environmental impact, energy efficiency measures represent an often easy, immediate, and cost-effective way to take action.

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Blog Post | April 15, 2011

Comparing Proposed Oil Savings Plans

Growing uneasiness about U.S. oil dependence means interest is high once again in energy legislation and petroleum legislation in particular. Upward fuel price trends of recent months, reflecting both turmoil in the Middle East and North Africa, plus the gradual recovery of the global economy, have prompted calls for decisive action by policymakers. At such a time, it is important to be clear on the range of policy options available to address the problem and how effective these policies might be.

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Press Release | February 16, 2011

Latest Technologies Place But Don't Win In This Year's Greenest Vehicles List

UPDATED: February 16, 2011 — Due to a mistaken vehicle emissions specification, our Greenest List inadvertently omitted the Mazda 2 (manual transmission), which beats the Chevrolet Volt by a hair. Both vehicles have Green Scores of 48. Hence this year’s Greenest List now features 13 vehicles, instead of the customary dozen. We regret the error.

 

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Press Release | December 8, 2010

Special ACEEE 30th Anniversary Awards Celebrate Visionaries and Leaders

14 Awards Presented to Those Who Advance Energy Efficiency

 

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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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Press Release | April 22, 2010

Earth Day is 40 Today! Using Energy Efficiently to Save Money, Save Power, and Save the Planet is Timeless

Washington, D.C. — On this date forty years ago, millions across the U.S. pledged to sustain a healthy planet by safeguarding our earth, air, water, and all living things. Using energy as efficiently as possible is one of the most earth-friendly actions each of us can take today and every day.

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Press Release | January 19, 2010

Latest Technologies Keep a Low Profile in This Year's Greenest Vehicles

Washington, D.C. — Amidst continual buzz about innovative green vehicle technologies and the impending arrival of the first full-function all-electric vehicles in a decade, the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy today released environmental ratings for model year 2010 vehicles. This is the thirteenth year ACEEE has published its rankings as part of ACEEE’s Green Book® Online, the organization’s environmental guide to cars and trucks, available at greenercars.org.

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Blog Post | November 15, 2009

Giant Step for Light-Duty Vehicle Efficiency

EPA and DOT recently proposed rules to implement the Obama Administration’s May announcement that federal standards for fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles would be set to “harmonize” with California’s groundbreaking greenhouse gas standards by 2016. The proposal is worth celebrating, not only because it will deliver by far the biggest vehicle efficiency improvements in decades, but also because the introduction of EPA into the process makes it more likely that the standards will accelerate the development of efficiency technologies in the future.

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Press Release | November 3, 2009

Net Gas Cost Savings for U.S. Motorists Seen Through Combined Impact of Two Climate-Related Measures

Washington, D.C. — Good news for American motorists:  Despite doomsday prediction from energy-industry-funded interest groups, U.S. consumers actually will see a net reduction of $13 billion in 2020 and $46 billion in 2030 in their gasoline expenditures ($100 and $326 in average net savings per household, respectively) if Congress moves ahead to impose a cap-and-trade system, according to a new analysis from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE).

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