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  • 2012 Model-Year: Greenest in US Automotive History

    2012 Model-Year: Greenest in US Automotive History

    by Andrei Nedelea Autoevolution November 5, 2012 The number of green cars, as well as their efficiency numbers, are on the rise, on US roads, and it is beginning to have a widespread effect throughout the country. According to automotive analyst Alan Baum, who cites a recently-released Natural Resources Defense Council study, the 2012 model year was the greenest the US has ever seen. Read more…

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  • 2012 model year was the greenest new U.S. auto fleet ever

    2012 model year was the greenest new U.S. auto fleet ever

    by Danny King Autoblog Green November 4, 2012 To paraphrase the infamous Gordon Gekko from the movie Wall Street: “Green, for lack of a better word, is good.” That’s what auto analyst Alan Baum is saying upon the release of a Natural Resources Defense Council study that shows that model-year 2012 was the greenest, MPG-wise, on record. Read more…

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  • Fuel Efficiency Key to September Jobs Growth in U.S. Auto Sector

    For immediate release Contact: Josh Mogerman, Natural Resources Defense Council, 312-651-7909 Ohio, Michigan and Indiana Job Impacts Highlighted; Video of Chrysler’s Fuel Efficient SUV Production Exemplifies Continued Growth Detroit ‚Äì October 5, 2012 ‚Äì The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report for September shows continued steady jobs growth in the U.S. auto sector. According to an analysis of BLS data by DrivingGrowth.org, a website tracking the revitalization of the U.S auto industry, September data show over 1.8 million workers in […]

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  • Will New Fuel-Economy Rules Reduce the Need for Oil Sands Imports?

    Will New Fuel-Economy Rules Reduce the Need for Oil Sands Imports?

    by Maria Gallucci InsideClimate News September 11, 2012 The Obama administration’s latest efficiency standards for new cars and trucks are expected to dramatically curb America’s oil consumption over the next decade. So does that mean the United States won’t need to import so much oil from Canada’s tar sands region? Oil experts with two environmental groups say the answer to that question is yes… Luke Tonachel, senior vehicles analyst for the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), said the new rules […]

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  • The Facts Don’t Lie: Fuel Efficiency and Car Sales Both on the Rise

    The Facts Don’t Lie: Fuel Efficiency and Car Sales Both on the Rise

    by Roland Hwang Natural Resources Defense Council September 5, 2012 August sales data reconfirms that current stronger fuel efficiency standards are already working for consumers. Gas prices and fuel efficiency are up, but so are vehicles sales. What’s going on here? This morning’s New York Times sheds light on this question, simply entitled “Gas Prices Rise, but So Do Auto Sales.” The piece notes that August sales figures show very strong sales growth, jumping 19.9% year-over-year. Sales-weighted fuel efficiency of […]

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  • It’s official:  US to double fuel economy, reduce emissions by 2025

    It’s official: US to double fuel economy, reduce emissions by 2025

    This is huge. On August 28, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood and EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson announced final rules on fuel economy and emissions for U.S. cars and light trucks in model years 2017 to 2025.

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