15 Apr '11, 4pm

New study by @aceeeDC finds Merkley Oil Independence plan ranks high in oil savings

Growing uneasiness about U.S. oil dependence means interest is high once again in energy legislation and petroleum legislation in particular. Upward fuel price trends of recent months, reflecting both turmoil in the Middle East and North Africa, plus the gradual recovery of the global economy, have prompted calls for decisive action by policymakers. At such a time, it is important to be clear on the range of policy options available to address the problem and how effective these policies might be. ACEEE surveyed studies and proposals to reduce oil consumption by environmental, energy efficiency, and energy policy groups; federal agencies; the National Petroleum Council and National Academy of Sciences; and the U.S. Senate. Policies these groups considered included fuel economy for cars, light trucks, and heavy duty vehicles; feebates; electric car and light truck incentive...

Full article: http://aceee.org/blog/2011/04/comparing-proposed-oil-savi...

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