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Using Miles Per Gallon Ratings To Reduce A Nation’s Oil Consumption Is An Indirect Approach

by August 2, 2011

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AP Video Coverage of President Obama's Announcement

The new agreement between President Obama and automakers, nearly doubling fuel efficiency for automobiles by 2025, will have a direct impact on oil consumption by the U.S. automobile fleet. Yet, if this aggressive goal is fueled by a desire to maximize reductions in oil consumption, then it would be more useful to measure our performance with a direct indicator of oil consumption: gallons per mile (GPM), the inverse of our standard metric, miles per gallon (MPG). (more…)

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