Study: Cash-for-Clunkers Programs Should Use Fuel Economy Rather Than Age to Maximize GHG Reductions

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Cash for Clunkers”) program could maximize greenhouse gas emissions savings by using fuel-economy based eligibility requirements rather than age-based requirements. The study also suggests that a long-term Cash-for-Clunkers program may be more suitable to CO 2 e reduction because with such a program policymakers could send a clear, long-term signal to auto manufacturers for more fuel-efficient vehicles.

Univ. of Delaware Researchers Conclude Cash for Clunkers Cost Exceeded Benefit

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Burton Abrams and George Parsons of the University of Delaware evaluated the efficiency of the recently concluded Cash for Clunkers (CARS) program and concluded that the cost exceeds the benefit by approximately $2,000 per vehicle, or close to $1.4 There is a $4,200 loss to the taxpayer (the average subsidy), but the CARS participant gains $1,600 per vehicle ($2,600 in the value of the price subsidy less the $1,000 loss of the clunker). 2009) Is CARS a Clunker?

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UMD collaborative study finds that fuel efficiency of one car in household may be cancelled out by next car purchase

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In a recent collaborative study led by the University of Maryland (UMD), researchers found that consumers tend to buy something less fuel efficient than they normally would for their second car after buying an eco-friendly vehicle. While this sounds like an all-too-logical conclusion, the study reports a 57% reduction in the benefits of driving the fuel efficient car for carbon emissions purely based on the purchase of the second vehicle.

Perspective: Drive Star Conversion Program Could Cut US Oil Use in Half by 2020

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Calling the recent weeks “ one of the most emotionally difficult times for me as I’ve seen people with far more clout than I fail to make headway in changing the lackluster, dispiriting and immensely frustrating responses to the Gulf catastrophe ,” CalCars founder Felix Kramer has written a pre-response to President Obama’s scheduled Tuesday night speech to the US about the catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico.]. Realists” say that’s impossible for decades.

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Labour's £5,000 sweetener to launch electric car revolution | Environment | The Guardian

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It will be launched today by Geoff Hoon, the transport secretary, and Lord Mandelson, the business secretary, with the aim of kickstarting the market for cleaner road vehicles and slashing the UKs CO2 emisisons. The cash incentive for consumers would be available to offset the higher upfront costs of electric cars , in particular the price of the batteries in modern vehicles. It has developed for itself some high aspirations in the role the UK is going to play."

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