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.”
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.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A new report on auto safety released today finds that the average sport utility vehicle or pickup truck is more dangerous than most cars on the road, when the risk posed to other drivers is taken into account. The report also shows that, contrary to conventional wisdom, many small cars have lower fatality rates among their own drivers than SUVs or pickups. SUVs are the fastest growing segment of new vehicles, today comprising 21% of that market, up from 6% just 13 years ago.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Senate yesterday squandered its best opportunity in a decade to reduce U.S. oil dependence by voting 62-38 to pass an energy bill amendment delegating the setting of fuel economy standards by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, an arm of the U.S. Department of Transportation. NHTSA has failed to increase the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards significantly above Congressionally mandated levels in the 26 years that the program has existed, and the agency is not likely to change course now.
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.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A new study demonstrates that major improvements in the fuel economy of passenger vehicles are achievable at modest cost over the next 10 to 15 years by using designs and equipment that are already in use or will be soon. The improvements could be achieved without compromising the safety of the driving public or downgrading the performance of the light trucks and SUVs that have been so popular with consumers (and profitable for their makers) in recent years.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The fuel economy provisions adopted by the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Thursday would result in increased oil consumption by U.S. passenger vehicles in the next decade and would save very little in the following one, according to an analysis by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A newly released version of the hybrid-electric Honda Insight has seized the position of "the year's greenest vehicle," says the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), publisher of ACEEE's Green Book®: The Environmental Guide to Cars and Trucks.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Increasing the fuel efficiency of new cars and light trucks by just 5 percent a year would cut U.S. oil use by 1.5 million barrels per day within a decade, according to a new study issued today by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE). Over 40 years, such a program of increased vehicle efficiency would save 10–20 times more oil than the projected supply from the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) and more than 3 times total U.S. proven oil reserves today.
New Edition of ACEEE's Green Book® Identifies Environment-Friendly Cars and Trucks of Model Year 2001
Washington, D.C. — The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy today released the fourth edition of its groundbreaking consumer guide, ACEEE's Green Book®: The Environmental Guide to Cars & Trucks — Model Year 2001.