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  • U.S. announces tough new 54.5-mpg CAFE standard for vehicle fuel economy

    U.S. announces tough new 54.5-mpg CAFE standard for vehicle fuel economy

    by Brent Snavely Detroit Free Press August 28, 2012 The Obama administration ushered in a new era of fuel efficiency standards today by announcing aggressive new regulations that will nearly double fuel economy by 2025 to 54.5 miles per gallon… Frances Beinecke, president of the Natural Resources Defense Council, said consumers will eventually save money because they will spend less money for gas. “These new standards‚will reduce carbon pollution that drives climate change,” Beinecke said. “That’s a win for everybody […]

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  • New Fuel-Efficiency Standards: What They Mean to You

    New Fuel-Efficiency Standards: What They Mean to You

    by Jim Avila and Serena Marshall ABC News August 28, 2012 Forget 34.5 miles per gallon. Come the year 2025, cars and light-duty trucks will be required to get 54.5 mpg under new standards announced by the Obama administration today. What does it mean for you besides fewer trips to the gas station? Advocates say two things: savings and jobs… Following today’s announcement, Frances Beinecke, president of the Natural Resources Defense Council said “everybody is a winner today.” Read more…

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  • States Save Fuel and Create Jobs from 54.5 mpg Fuel Efficiency Standards

    States Save Fuel and Create Jobs from 54.5 mpg Fuel Efficiency Standards

    With landmark new automobile fuel efficiency standards expected to be released this month, NRDC teamed up with the BlueGreen Alliance to provide a state-by-state breakdown of projected jobs created, fuel saved by consumers and carbon pollution avoided. The results are impressive. Individual states will create tens of thousands of jobs and save billions in fuel costs.

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  • NRDC Study Shows CAFE Rules Will Pay Multiple Dividends

    NRDC Study Shows CAFE Rules Will Pay Multiple Dividends

    By JEFF COBB Hybrid Cars April 24, 2012 Last week the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) released a study showing that pending Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) regulations have begun a cascade of benefits that far outweigh the costs of their implementation. Read more…  

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  • Report: Obama’s gas-mileage boost will save $69B a year

    Report: Obama’s gas-mileage boost will save $69B a year

    By TODD SPANGLER USA Today April 20, 2012 An environmental group released a report that predicts drivers will save an aggregate of $69 billion a year in fuel costs by 2030 because of new gas-mileage standards in cars. The Natural Resources Defense Council’s report called “Relieving Pain at the Pump” says Americans facing higher gasoline prices are already availing themselves of more fuel-efficient vehicles available as higher miles-per-gallon standards have begun to kick in. Read more…  

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  • Let us praise ingenuity: Petty politics are killing our spirit of innovation

    Let us praise ingenuity: Petty politics are killing our spirit of innovation

    By FRANCIS BEINECKE and ROBERT LUTZ Chicago Tribune March 29, 2012 It’s not every day you’ll find the two of us on the same page. One of us is the leader of an organization that believes we need to take every step possible to stop the current and future damage of global climate change. The other famously calls global warming “a crock” but led the efforts at General Motors to develop the Chevy Volt. You can probably guess who’s who. […]

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