Alt Fuel News Roundup: 8/30/12

The big news in the automotive industry this week was the announcement of the White House’s new CAFE standards requiring vehicle fuel efficiency of 54.5 mpg by 2025. It will be interesting to see how that affects the new technology manufactured by our nation’s automakers in the years to come! Here’s more alternative fuel and fleet industry news for your Thursday morning:

  • As we blogged about on Tuesday, the Sandy Springs, Ga., police fleet has saved thousands and displaced nearly 10 tons of greenhouse gas emissions after switching to propane autogas.

  • A recent survey of fleets found that half would consider natural gas-powered trucks, but that “90% are concerned about higher vehicle purchase prices.”

  • The governor of Wyoming presented a federal energy policy proposal to the public this week. According to the article, “the policy calls for state control of the energy industry to be prioritized, an increase in energy production and a reversal of several measures supported by the Obama administration, especially relating to fossil fuels.”

  • As Hurricane Isaac wreaks havoc on the Gulf Coast, gasoline prices jumped five cents yesterday to $3.80, “the highest ever for this date.”

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