The Trump administration rolled back Obama-era fuel efficiency standards for automobiles this week, creating regulatory confusion for the auto industry

Alyssa Danigelis, writing on the Environment + Energy Leader website, discusses  the confusion that has been created by the Trump administration rolling back on the previous planned approach to improve fuel efficiency standards for automobiles. Now the annual improvement is significantly lower than previously planned. But there are still clashes with the new federal standards … Continue reading The Trump administration rolled back Obama-era fuel efficiency standards for automobiles this week, creating regulatory confusion for the auto industry

Canada’s vehicles have the highest average fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions per kilometre driven

Blake Shaffer from the University of Calgary writes on The Conversation website about the poor fuel efficiency of Canada’s vehicles. There are some good graphs that compares Canada with many countries. How is your country doing?   When it comes to vehicles, Canada tops the charts for poor fuel economy Usually when Canada is at … Continue reading Canada’s vehicles have the highest average fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions per kilometre driven

Canada faces dilemma in implementing more ambitious fuel efficiency standards for vehicles

Canada is trying to get on track to meet its long-term climate objectives. One important area is transport, however, with Canada’s car industry so intertwined with that in the US, and with the US government not wanting to have more ambitious fuel efficiency standards, it leaves a dilemma for Canadian policymakers.  Ian Bickis explains in … Continue reading Canada faces dilemma in implementing more ambitious fuel efficiency standards for vehicles

What is the true impact of fuel economy standards on the poor?

Energy efficiency policies in the US certainly have their challenging moments.  Steve Hanley writes a spirited article on the CleanTechnica website about the divergent views on fuel economy standards for vehicles on the most vulnerable. What are your views?   Big Oil Claims Higher Fuel Economy Standards Hurt Poor People The Most. That's A Lie. … Continue reading What is the true impact of fuel economy standards on the poor?

Expert reaction to Trump administration plans to roll back on fuel efficiency standards for vehicles

While announced a week ago, there is still great concern about the pull back on fuel efficiency standards. Alyssa Danigelis provides a good article on the Environmental Leader website about the reaction from auto industry experts.   Auto Industry Responds To Fuel Efficiency Standards Rollbacks In the wake of the Trump administration’s announcement last week … Continue reading Expert reaction to Trump administration plans to roll back on fuel efficiency standards for vehicles

Comparing fuel economy standards around the world

It is not often we see direct comparisons amongst countries for their fuel economy standards. Brad Plumer and Nadja Popovich recently published an article in the New York Times that provided some useful graphs comparing various countries and regions with projections for several years. You should find this quite valuable.   How U.S. Fuel Economy … Continue reading Comparing fuel economy standards around the world