Entries for month: August 2016

Question of the Month: What are the current and future light-duty vehicle fuel economy and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standards?

August 22, 2016

Question of the Month: What are the current and future light-duty vehicle fuel economy and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standards?

Answer:

 According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), light-duty vehicles (LDVs) emit nearly 60% of transportation-related GHG emissions and use more than half of all petroleum transportation fuel in the United States. In 1975, Congress enacted the Energy Conservation and Policy Act, which directed the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to implement the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) program. The goal of the CAFE program is to reduce national energy consumption through fuel economy improvements. Specifically, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), as part of DOT, develops annual fuel economy requirements for new passenger cars and light-duty trucks. Fuel economy is measured based on the average mileage a vehicle travels per gallon of gasoline, or gallon of gasoline equivalent for other fuels.

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EPA and DOT Finalize Greenhouse Gas and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Heavy-Duty Trucks

August 17, 2016

PRESS RELEASE

Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Contact:
EPA: Christie St. Clair, stclair.christie@epa.gov, 202-564-2880
NHTSA: Bryan Thomas, bryan.thomas2@dot.gov, 202-366-5789

 

Standards address second largest segment of U.S. transportation
in terms of emissions and energy use

WASHINGTON – Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) jointly finalized standards for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles that will improve fuel efficiency and cut carbon pollution, while bolstering energy security and spurring manufacturing innovation. The final phase two standards were called for by President Obama's Climate Action Plan, and respond to the President's directive in early 2014 to develop new standards that run into the next decade.

 

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Tags: VEHICLES · Emissions · Legislation




UPS Tops a Billion Alt Fuel Miles - a Year Early!

August 03, 2016

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Tags: Hybrid · VEHICLES · LPG · E85 Ethanol · CNG · Propane · Electric




Read our 2016 Summer Newsletter....the Ripple!

August 02, 2016

Enjoy ACFC's Summer Newsletter...the Ripple. Four pages of great info on the alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicle market activities in Alabama...and beyond!

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Tags: TRAINING · Events · MPG · LPG · Newsletters · CNG · Propane · Electric