The EPA unveiled its Clean Power Plan, which seeks to reduce carbon pollution from the nation’s existing power plants by 30 percent below 2005 levels by the year 2030.
Consumers Union Press Releases
4 out of 10 households can switch with little or no change to driving habits
Cleaner gasoline and vehicles are within reach, but every year they are delayed
The governors of eight states announced an innovative new push to reduce vehicle emissions and advance the presence of zero emission vehicles
Bill cracks down on gas price manipulation, increases transparency
Monthly gasoline costs can be higher than car payments, especially for used cars
he EPA has tremendous responsibility to protect public health
The proposal addresses climate change through three paths, including efforts to reduce the nation’s carbon emissions, prepare the country for impacts of climate change, and spearhead international efforts on the issue.
New fuel-efficient vehicles from domestic and foreign automakers showcased
The proposed standards would ultimately benefit both owners of existing cars as well as new cars.
The new standards aim to improve air quality by curbing the sulfur content of gasoline and setting new tailpipe standards
Report gives further evidence that the ones really benefiting from gas sales are the oil companies
The rules seek to reduce the emission of fine particles linked to strokes, heart attacks & premature deaths
News Release Consumers Union – Policy and Advocacy Division of Consumer Reports For Immediate Release: Tuesday, August 28, 2012 Contact: Kara Kelber, firstname.lastname@example.org, 202-462-6262 Final Fuel Economy Standards Will Help Consumers Save at the Pump WASHINGTON, DC – The Department of Transportation (DOT) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced the final details of new Continue Reading
Students from Bentley University used Consumers Union’s energy code survey questions for a survey of the Northeast. Their results closely match ours, showing again that the public wants energy efficient homes!
Nearly three-quarters of drivers would consider an alternative fuel vehicle for their next car May 22, 2012 YONKERS, NY — With fuel prices at near record levels, consumers are driving less and contemplating a move to smaller, more fuel-efficient vehicles, according to recent survey by Consumer Reports. The survey found that 37 percent said their leading consideration Continue Reading
In a recent CR survey, consumers demonstrated strong support for fuel efficiency standards
More states across the country are using energy codes to save their residents money, improve homes and buildings, and protect the environment. Support has grown from Maryland, which just adopted a more stringent energy code, to Texas, which this month will adopt a statewide code that should cut the energy consumption of new single-family homes Continue Reading
New Products Can Cut Lighting Portion of Energy Bills by 30% But Consumers Need to Understand What to Buy Washington, D.C.—Today, the Consumer Federation of America and Consumers Union are releasing a simple guide to help consumers understand the new lighting choices they will have under the new light bulb law taking effect January 1, Continue Reading
Congress is likely to decide today or tomorrow whether to gut new lighting efficiency standards scheduled to take place January 1. Along with other consumer groups, we’ve asked Congress to preserve the standards and help consumers tame their utility bills. See our letter, press release, and fact sheet for additional information. The standards have helped usher in a new Continue Reading
Consumers Union Urges Michigan Lawmakers to Oppose Proposal to Weaken State Building Codes As the Michigan House of Representatives prepares to vote on a bill that would weaken Michigan’s building codes and energy efficiency efforts, Consumers Union, the policy and advocacy division of Consumer Reports, is calling on state lawmakers to stand up for consumers Continue Reading
November 16, 2011 Consumers Union: Fuel Standards Will Save Consumers Money at the Gas Pump Consumer Reports National Poll Shows Strong Support for Better Fuel Standards WASHINGTON — The White House today formally announced the details of its proposed fuel economy rules for cars and light-duty trucks. Under the rules new vehicles would need to Continue Reading
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 Consumer Reports Survey: Californians Calling for Cleaner Cars A new Consumer Reports survey found wide consumer support in California for state efforts to reduce vehicle emissions and increase the availability of clean cars and zero emission vehicles. Eighty-one percent of respondents agreed that the state should require all automakers Continue Reading
Efficiency Checklist Can Help Ohioans Save Hundreds of Dollars Cleveland, Ohio – As temperatures start to drop, so can your electric bills, all while keeping your home comfortable for every season. On Friday, October 21st, join Consumers Union, the public policy and advocacy division of Consumer Reports and Environmental Health Watch to learn how Ohio Continue Reading
Efficiency Checklist Can Help Ohioans Save Hundreds of Dollars Toledo, Ohio – As temperatures start to drop, so can your electric bills, all while keeping your home comfortable for every season. On Thursday, October 20th, join Consumers Union, the public policy and advocacy division of Consumer Reports, and Enersol to learn how Ohio homeowners can Continue Reading