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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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  • Fuel-efficient US cars? Obama sets target of 54.5 mpg by 2025

    Fuel-efficient US cars? Obama sets target of 54.5 mpg by 2025

    by Mark Clayton Christian Science Monitor August 28, 2012 US vehicle fleets will need to average 54.5 miles per gallon beginning in 2025, about double the level today and one automakers had for years declared was impossible, according to new fuel-efficiency standards set Tuesday by the Obama administration… “As a onetime General Motors mechanic, I’m proud to see Americans already proving we have what it takes to lead in a prosperous clean energy future,” Larry Schweiger, president of the National […]

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  • U.S. Sets Higher Fuel-Efficiency Standards

    U.S. Sets Higher Fuel-Efficiency Standards

    by Bill Vlasic The New York Times August 28, 2012 DETROIT ‚Äî The Obama administration issued new fuel economy rules on Tuesday that require auto manufacturers to increase the average efficiency of new cars and trucks to 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025… The rules for 2025 represent a victory for environmentalists and advocates of fuel conservation. The administration estimates that Americans will reduce oil consumption by 12 billion barrels of oil because of the higher CAFE standards, issued by […]

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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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  • Chrysler CEO: Reaching 54.5 MPG is No Walk in The Park

    Chrysler CEO: Reaching 54.5 MPG is No Walk in The Park

    CBS Detroit August 28, 2012 As the Obama administration today releases final rules for reaching a 54.5 mile per gallon fuel economy by 2025, auto companies say they’ve already begun working to meet the challenge. “Everything is on the table,” says Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne… The new standards are being praised by enviornmentalists. “Investing in cleaner, more efficient vehicles is vital for our outdoor heritage here in the Great Lakes,” said Andy Buchsbaum, Director of the National Wildlife Federation’s Great […]

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