auto efficiency standards

Low Gas Prices Tempt Consumers to Buy Gas Guzzlers, But They Should Resist

January 15, 2015 by Nick Nigro

The effect the sharp price decline in gasoline prices will ultimately have on greenhouse gas emissions is not yet known, but a reasonable estimate is that emissions will rise as less efficient cars and trucks become popular for the first time in years.[read more]

Fuel Economy Continues Upward Climb to New Record

October 10, 2014 by NRDC Switchboard

Fuel Economy Climbing

The EPA has crunched the numbers and the fleet of cars and light trucks sold with model year 2013 hit a new record of 24.1 miles per gallon. The latest Fuel Economy Trends report finds that automakers are producing more fuel-saving vehicles to keep up with clean car and fuel economy standards.[read more]

New Truck Efficiency Standards Make Sense

February 2, 2014 by NRDC Switchboard

Truck Efficiency

The transportation sector accounts for roughly one-third of national carbon dioxide emissions, and is the second largest emitter behind power plants. On-road vehicles account for 80 percent of transportation emissions, and after cars, trucks are the second biggest polluters.[read more]

Proposed Motor Efficiency Standards Will Lead to Big Electricity Savings

December 1, 2013 by NRDC Switchboard

Like the vast majority of Americans, you probably don’t spend a lot of time thinking about electric motors in the 1 to 500 horsepower range. Astoundingly, though, these motors consume about 50 percent of all the electricity used by industry in the United States. That’s right: 50 percent.[read more]

Air Pollution Spurs Chinese Auto Industry Emissions Reform

April 3, 2013 by Kristopher Settle

Chinese authorities from five separate government bodies are set to mandate new fuel economy standards on all vehicles in the next few years. The policy establishes two benchmarks for emissions.[read more]

EPA Proposes Stronger Standards on Gasoline and Cars to Reduce Smog

April 2, 2013 by Luke Tonachel

emission regulations

Stronger EPA standards on gasoline are long overdue and the oil industry should not be allowed to obstruct needed public health protections. More than 40 percent of Americans live in areas with unhealthful levels of air pollution.[read more]

Why is Senator Inhofe Siding Against More Efficient Vehicles?

March 6, 2012 by Luke Tonachel

Senator Inhofe recently attacked new proposed standards that would nearly double new automobile fuel economy and cut dangerous emissions of carbon pollution from those vehicles in half by 2025. The Senator claims to be concerned about increased particulate matter pollution, which the rules would actually decrease, but his attacks are a...[read more]

How We Can End Our Addiction to Oil

May 31, 2010 by Craig Severance

What Will it Take to End Our Oil Addiction?      Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill     Peak Oil Coming Sooner Than Expected May 29, 2010 by Craig Severance It's time we moved on to something else, or this is going to kill us.  Not only are world oil supplies running out, but...[read more]