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  • Obama’s promise: reduce dependence on foreign oil

    Obama’s promise: reduce dependence on foreign oil

    by Becky Bowers Tampa Bay Times November 29, 2012 In 2008, candidate Barack Obama made a series of very specific energy promises… We’ll watch to see whether U.S. oil imports continue to fall. But based on projections of the impact of the Obama administration’s fuel efficiency standards, we rate this Promise Kept. Read more…

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  • American consumers want more miles per gallon

    American consumers want more miles per gallon

    by David Champion, Consumer Reports; and Mark Cooper and Jack Gillis, Consumer Federation of America The Hill’s Congress Blog October 11, 2012 The recent adoption of a new national average fuel economy standard of 54.5 miles per gallon (mpg) by the year 2025 is not only one of the most important energy policy moves of the past quarter-century, it is also a big win for consumers… Consumers Union and the Consumer Federation of America, two of the country’s leading consumer […]

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  • September Jobs Data Show Auto Industry Strength Powered by Fuel Efficiency

    September Jobs Data Show Auto Industry Strength Powered by Fuel Efficiency

    The latest national auto industry employment figures released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) today show what has been apparent for virtually all of 2012: the American auto industry is roaring back from the 2008-9 recession in a major way.

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  • When electric vehicles make dollars and sense for fleets

    When electric vehicles make dollars and sense for fleets

    by Don Bain Torque News October 3, 2012 FleetAnswers has discovered a combination of uncertain fuel prices, regulations, and reduced operating costs resulting from the smart application of electric vehicles suggests promising returns for certain firms… The move to electrification has proven to be so positive for PG&E that early data for plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and solely electric vehicles has shown savings up to 70 percent in operational costs. According to their statistics, the elimination of idling in EV’s […]

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  • Denver Debate Prep: Facts about Auto Jobs and More Efficient Cars

    Denver Debate Prep: Facts about Auto Jobs and More Efficient Cars

    While Denver, Colorado is hosting the first presidential election debate, the hot topic of jobs will likely focus on states like Michigan, Ohio and Indiana, the center of the domestic auto industry. The recovery of auto manufacturing jobs is a highlight in the economy.

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  • How New Fuel Efficiency Standards Will Affect Americans

    How New Fuel Efficiency Standards Will Affect Americans

    by Aaron Levitt Investopedia September 19, 2012 At the end of August, the Obama Administration announced sweeping new rules dictating fuel efficiency standards for cars and light-duty trucks… In the end, the higher cost per vehicle will be balanced out by huge cost savings, more jobs, a cleaner environment and less reliance on imported crude oil. Overall, the standard can be seen as a win for the American people. Read more…

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