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Transportation System Efficiency

October 30, 2013
The recently released 2013 City Energy Efficiency Scorecard ranked 34 of the largest U.S. cities on their efforts to save energy—but we don’t think large cities should have all the fun. In order to help other cities see where they stack...
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...
November 15, 2012
A comprehensive approach to transportation energy efficiency must include a combination of strategies targeted at both vehicle fuel efficiency and travel behavior. While the federal government has taken the lead on fuel efficiency, local and...
September 26, 2012
Every year, we take a wide-ranging look at energy efficiency in all 50 states and the District of Columbia in our report, the State Energy Efficiency Scorecard. The State Scorecard benchmarks the states according to the policies and programs that...
November 17, 2011
Federal agencies have formally proposed standards that would raise average car and light truck fuel economy to nearly 50 miles per gallon by 2025, up from the current average new auto fuel economy of about 28 miles per gallon. The National Highway...
October 21, 2011
This week, the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) released its annual rankings of the 50 states and District of Columbia on their progress toward adopting and implementing various energy-efficiency policies and programs....
October 18, 2011
In our last Scorecard Preview post, I discussed how we collect the data that underpins our State Energy Efficiency Scorecard. So, what type of information are we gathering? What makes a state energy efficient? For our purposes, energy-efficient...
October 13, 2011
Each year at ACEEE we release a State Energy Efficiency Scorecard that ranks all 50 states and the District of Columbia according to their policies and programs that encourage the efficient use of energy in buildings, transportation, and industry...
September 29, 2011
This summer marked the two-year anniversary of the Consumer Assistance to Recycle and Save (CARS) program, more fondly known as “Cash for Clunkers.” We know that the program provided consumers with a hefty chunk of money to trade in...
August 9, 2011
Today the Department of Transportation and the Environmental Protection Agency adopted the first fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas standards for heavy trucks and buses in the U.S., covering vehicles from super-duty pickups to tractor-trailers...