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Press Release | August 25, 2005

NHTSA Fiddles While Gasoline Burns

Washington, D.C. — Proposed changes to the nation's passenger truck fuel economy standards fall far short of a solution to current energy problems, claims the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE). Worse yet, they offer the auto industry greater wiggle room to avoid making honest efficiency improvements in their vehicles.

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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 | April 8, 2005

Congress Fiddles As Gasoline Prices Climb

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Painfully high gasoline prices have failed thus far to spur federal legislative action to address what looks increasingly like a long-term problem. Though futures prices for both gasoline and crude oil fell on the N.Y. Mercantile Exchange yesterday, they remain at historically high levels (in nominal terms). Crude futures prices topping $50 through 2009 suggest gasoline prices twice those of the past decade and call for steps now to protect our economy by reducing demand.

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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 | September 28, 2004

Oil Prices: A Warning of Energy Storms on the Horizon

WASHINGTON, D.C. — With oil prices spiking to almost a record $50 per barrel yesterday, the public has received another reminder of energy challenges confronting the United States. Pump prices for gasoline are again on the rise, heating oil prices are at record levels, and natural gas and electricity prices are poised to increase again. These price increases and the higher energy bills that result will put further pressure on the economy, imperiling the recovery.

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Press Release | February 18, 2004

Extension of Dual-Fuel Loophole to Increase Oil Consumption by 40-110 Million Barrels Over Next Four Years

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Bush Administration today extended for four years a policy that increases U.S. oil consumption by allowing auto manufacturers to gain fuel economy credits for making vehicles that can run on ethanol, but rarely do. The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) estimates that extension of the "dual-fueled vehicle" loophole in the federal fuel economy ("CAFE") program will cause the United States to consume an extra 40–110 million barrels of oil in 2005–2008.

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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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