Light Duty Fuel Economy

Press Release | March 5, 2003

House Energy Bill Takes Small Steps for Energy Efficiency

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Testimony before the House Energy and Commerce Committee today by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) said that the energy bill recently introduced in the House contains important energy efficiency provisions, but leaves out much larger measures that are crucial to an effective energy policy.

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Press Release | January 9, 2003

Efficient Energy Policies Best Way to Close Carbon Gapwhite House's Trivial Climate Policy Fails to Cut Emissions

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Applauding legislation introduced by Senators John McCain and Joe Lieberman to reduce the threat of global warming, the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) today released its analysis dramatizing the triviality of the Bush climate plan in the face of the growing threat of climate change.

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Press Release | December 16, 2002

New ACEEE Report Outlines Potential Savings in Green Fleets

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Fleets can play an important role in introducing more fuel-efficient vehicles into the U.S. passenger vehicle stock but need some encouragement to do so, according to a new study by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE). Greener Fleets: Fuel Economy Progress and Prospects finds that few fleets have attempted to maximize the fuel economy of their vehicles to date.

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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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