Fuel Efficiency Driving America Toward a Sustainable Environment (and Economy)

by Silvio Marcacci
Clean Technica
August 2, 2012

As the federal government starts implementing an aggressive 54.5 mile-per-gallon auto fuel efficiency standard, the importance of reducing gasoline consumption for a sustainable American economy and environment becomes clearer every day.

A new set of recommended vehicle efficiency standards and fuel fees from the ClimateWorks Foundation and International Council on Clean Transportation reveals the route toward saving money and emissions. By continuously tightening vehicle performance standards and gradually increasing reasonable fuel fees, the report finds the United States could cut vehicle emissions 48 percent by 2030, while creating 190,000 jobs to build more efficient cars by 2020.

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