29 Aug '12, 7pm

United States Sets Ambitious Long-Term Fuel Efficiency Standards

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Transportation jointly proposed rules yesterday that will cut the average automotive vehicle's fuel consumption in half by 2025. The new Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) regulations will mandate average fuel consumption by cars and light-duty trucks of 54.5 miles per gallon (19.3 liters per kilometer) by the end of this century's first quarter. According to a fact sheet issued by EPA, the new CAFE program "is projected to save approximately 4 billion barrels of oil and 2 billion metric tons of GHG emissions, with net benefits up to $451 billion." The new long-term standards—the outcome of negotiations with major industry players, including car companies,labor unions, and environmental advocacy groups—build on tighter fuel-efficiency rules that the Obama administration issued in 2010 to govern the years 2012-20...

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