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Blog Post | January 1, 2006

Global Warming Emissions

Carbon dioxide is the predominant global warming pollutant, accounting for eighty percent of global warming emissions. Contrary to the goals set out in legislation recently considered in the U.S. Senate, emissions have continued to increase. Transportation is responsible for 32.3% of all carbon dioxide emissions in the U.S. While the U.S. has made progress in reducing vehicles' emissions of regulated pollutants such as ozone precursors, CO2 emissions from the transporatation sector continue to rise.

Growing U.S. Carbon Emissions

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Press Release | August 12, 2005

New Light-Duty Hybrid and Diesel Tax Credits for Consumers Estimated by ACEEE

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) posted its estimates of tax credits for 31 hybrid and diesel cars and light trucks that fall under tax credit provisions of the new federal energy bill.

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Press Release | February 15, 2005

A Red-Letter Year for Green Vehicles: Gasoline-Powered SUV Earns Spot on "Greenest Vehicles of 2005" List

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Amidst excitement over new advanced technology vehicles entering the market and worries about sustained high gas prices, the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) today announced this year's "greenest" and "meanest" vehicles, along with the environmental scorings of all model year 2005 cars and passenger trucks.

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Press Release | February 10, 2004

Green Light Red Light: Model Year 2004's "Greenest" and "Meanest" Vehicles Announced

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Amid continued public interest in fuel efficiency and growing concern about gas-guzzling SUVs, the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) today announced this year's "Greenest" and "Meanest" vehicles, along with environmental scorings of all model year 2004 cars and passenger trucks. The vehicle scores are part of ACEEE's Green Book® Online, the seventh annual edition of ACEEE's environmental guide to cars and trucks, available online at GreenerCars.org.

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Press Release | February 9, 2004

EPA Takes First Step to Increase Energy Efficiency of Freight Transport

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.

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Press Release | September 17, 2003

Diesel Dynamics: New Report Examines Prospects for Growth in U.S. Light-Duty Diesel Market

Washington, D.C. — U.S. auto manufacturers are eyeing light-duty diesel vehicles, which currently make up a minute fraction of vehicle sales here, with growing interest. Despite the challenges of meeting clean air standards and overcoming consumer skepticism, diesel engines' superior efficiency has led a number of companies to pursue new products aggressively.

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Press Release | February 19, 2003

Axles of Efficiency: New Book Ranks Greenest 2003 Cars and SUVs

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Amidst growing public interest in fuel efficiency and increasing concern about gas-guzzling SUVs, the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) today released the new ACEEE's Green Book®: The Environmental Guide to Cars & Trucks - Model Year 2003.

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Press Release | January 29, 2003

ACEEE Lauds Hydrogen Goal, But Calls for Action Today for a Balanced Energy Policy

Washington, D.C. — The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) applauds the President's call for accelerating the deployment of hydrogen-powered vehicles in the United States. Hydrogen-powered vehicles could mitigate major environmental, economic, and political problems we now face as a result of our over-reliance on fossil fuels. "However, oil dependence and price volatility, as well as rising greenhouse gas production, are critical problems today, and we have tools to begin addressing them today," stated Therese Langer, ACEEE's Transportation Program Director.

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Press Release | April 8, 2002

Honda Civic Hybrid Earns Outstanding Green Score in ACEEE's Green Book®

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The newly released 2003 Honda Civic Hybrid offers outstanding environmental performance in a mass-market package, according to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, publisher of ACEEE's Green Book®: The Environmental Guide to Cars and Trucks. The organization has added the Civic Hybrid to its early model year 2003 ratings on GreenerCars.org, the online version of its comprehensive environmental guide to vehicles.

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Press Release | February 5, 2002

New Edition of ACEEE's Green Book® Helps Consumers Find Eco-Friendly Cars and Trucks of Model Year 2002

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) today released the fifth edition of its groundbreaking consumer guide, ACEEE's Green Book®: The Environmental Guide to Cars & Trucks-Model Year 2002.

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