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May 13, 2014
The U.S. Department of Transportation rolled out the GROW AMERICA (Generating Renewal, Opportunity, and Work with Accelerated Mobility, Efficiency, and Rebuilding of Infrastructure and Communities throughout America) Act recently, calling for...
May 5, 2014
State and local governments are laboratories for innovation in energy efficiency policies and programs. Policymakers, regulators, and citizens at all levels increasingly recognize that energy efficiency is crucially important to their economies and...
March 4, 2014
The president recently announced that a second phase of fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas standards for heavy-duty vehicles will be proposed in March of 2015, with rule adoption a year later. Some aspects of the program are likely to change from...
September 25, 2013
Heavy-duty vehicles consume 2.9 million barrels per day of petroleum fuels in the United States today. In 2011, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency adopted standards to reduce the fuel...
May 10, 2013
With heavy truck fuel efficiency standards in place and federal agencies gearing up for the next phase of the program, it’s time to consider energy savings opportunities in the freight system more broadly. Our new report Energy Efficiency...
April 4, 2013
Freight movement is among the fastest growing energy uses in the world, yet fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions standards for the heavy-duty vehicles that move freight are still in their infancy. To date, Japan, the U.S., and Canada have...
December 16, 2011
EPA and NHTSA only finalized the first fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas standards for heavy-duty vehicles in August but soon must begin thinking about the next round. Today ACEEE released a new report, Heavy-Duty Vehicle Fuel Efficiency...
July 28, 2010
A story in Monday's New York Times reports that the costs of marine freight are again increasing as the global economy recovers. This trend is a reemergence of a trend that ACEEE noted in the last half of the past decade. Part of this trend is...
May 9, 2010
On April 1st, USDOT’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the EPA issued harmonized fuel economy and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standards for cars and light trucks of model years 2012 through 2016. The joint...