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Press Release | January 22, 2020

2020 Hybrids Surge onto Greenest Car List, Joining the Greenest of EVs

Washington, DC (January 22, 2020): After several years of all-electric cars dominating the annual Greenest vehicles list, 2020 brings a surprise – a resurgence of the hybrid, whether plug-in or gasoline only. With slightly higher scores, hybrids account for nine of the 12 greenest vehicles in the 23rd GreenerCars’ ratings, released today by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. These high-scoring hybrids include the Toyota Prius Prime, three others by Toyota, four by Hyundai-Kia, and one by Honda.

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Blog Post | January 14, 2020

Electric trucks: The next frontier for energy and emissions savings

A promising array of new electric trucks, buses, and delivery vans is slated to soon enter the US market, and to address climate change, California and a few other states are beginning to push for their wider use.

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Blog Post | January 2, 2020

2019 and 2020: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

The past year has been a mixture of good and bad news on the energy efficiency front, and 2020 (our 40th anniversary) promises more of the same. Overall, there’s a lot to celebrate, but much more needs to be done to advance efficiency and address climate change.

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Blog Post | November 19, 2019

British Columbia tops provinces in Canada’s first-ever energy efficiency scorecard

British Columbia earns top marks in the first-ever Canadian Provincial Energy Efficiency Scorecard, developed by the nonprofit Efficiency Canada to track and rank provinces on their efficiency policies and highlight opportunities for improvement.

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Blog Post | November 6, 2019

GM’s siding with Trump administration reveals a lack of commitment to clean, efficient vehicles

Despite its constant refrain about an “all-electric future,” General Motors’ recent siding with the Trump administration reveals a broader unwillingness to commit to steady improvements in fuel economy.

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Blog Post | October 8, 2019

Where can electrification do most to cut emissions? Transportation

The transportation sector offers the greatest potential to slash greenhouse gas emissions through electrification— more even than buildings or industry, according to a recent ACEEE study and four other reports.

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Blog Post | September 24, 2019

Report and webinar: US states lead on energy efficiency in 2019

As we head into the final stretch of 2019, clear leaders have emerged in this year’s race to slash energy waste in pursuit of a clean energy future. From coast to coast, US states have been setting the pace on everything from appliance standards to reducing vehicle emissions to saving energy in the buildings sector.

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Press Release | September 18, 2019

US Government Takes Sledgehammer to Clean Car Rules

Washington, DC — In another major setback for US climate policy, President Trump tweeted today that his administration is revoking California’s waiver to set stricter vehicle emissions standards that more than a dozen other states have adopted. For half a century, through eight prior US administrations, California’s standards have led the nation’s push for cleaner cars and light trucks.

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Blog Post | August 21, 2019

At risk: Heavy-duty vehicle fuel economy

The Trump administration’s efforts to roll back the light-duty vehicle fuel economy standards have received a lot of attention. Much less known is its stalling of heavy-duty vehicle fuel economy standards, which would also boost fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions — significantly increasing health risks for all.

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Blog Post | May 23, 2019

Fuel economy gains, now at risk, reduce cost of summer road trips

As nearly 43 million Americans hit the road over Memorial Day weekend, they will see firsthand how improved fuel economy saves them money. Put simply, they won’t have to stop as often or spend as much for gas, leaving more time and money for summer fun.

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