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Obama to set fuel efficiency standards for commercial trucks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Obama administration on Tuesday will finalize the first ever fuel efficiency and emissions standards for commercial trucks, vans and buses, which is expected to save owners $50 billion in fuel costs over four years. The standards are expected to save the United States some 530 million…

Obama to unveil new car fuel efficiency standards

WASHINGTON — US President Barack Obama will later this week unveil new fuel efficiency standards for passenger cars and light trucks for the 2017-2025 period, the White House said Wednesday. The program will build on initiatives unveiled in May 2009 that were aimed at both increasing gas mileage and decreasing…

Gore: Obama has ‘failed’ to call for ‘bold action’ on climate change

Former Vice President Al Gore, one of the leading advocates of using public policy to combat climate change, calls out President Barack Obama for failing to call for “bold action” on the issue in a lengthy essay published Wednesday by Rolling Stone. Though critical of Obama, Gore gives him credit…

Obama plan would see vehicle emissions cut by half over next 20 years

President Barack Obama on Friday mandated a new national policy on cutting greenhouse gas emissions and increasing fuel efficiency for pollution-spewing trucks. Obama signed a memorandum which also expanded his effort to make cars more environmentally friendly, and stipulated new efforts to develop advanced vehicles, including electric cars, the White…

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