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

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

Motor city blues

Motor city blues

Having spent much of my youth in Detroit, the car is king even today. While Motown music made us swoon, the love of cars never died. But for every industry there is a transition.  Fuel economy standards started in the late 1970s and many felt that would kill Detroit. Far from it.  But it is … Continue reading

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

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

Comparing fuel economy standards around the world

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