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SEI LIBRARY: Key Initiatives, Papers, and Reports


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Automaker Rankings 2004: The Environmental Performance of Car Companies
Author(s): Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS)
This report compares the top six automakers in the U.S. and where they rank in terms of emissions, fuel economy, etc.
Published: December 2004    Availability:  pdf (1.6 MB)
Taking the High (Fuel Economy) Road: What do the New Chinese Fuel Economy Standards Mean for Foreign Automakers?
Author(s): World Resources Institute (WRI)
New Chinese fuel economy standards are likely to affect automakers differently.
Published: November 2004    Availability:  pdf (154 KB)
Mobility 2030: Meeting the Challenges to Sustainability
Author(s): World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)
Mobility 2030 is the final report of the WBCSD's Sustainable Mobility project. Twelve international companies eight automobile, two oil and two large suppliers are behind the initiative. The report provides a vision of global road transportation covering the mobility of people, goods and services. It identifies seven sustainable mobility goals and establishes a set of indicators to help measure the effectiveness of the various options.
Published: July 2004    Availability:  pdf (5.7 MB)
Building a better SUV: A blueprint for Saving Lives, Money, and Gasoline
Author(s): Union of Concerned Scientists
This report by the Union of Concerned Scientists offer the blue print for a cleaner and more efficient SUV.
Published: September 2003    Availability:  Link |  pdf (2.5MB)
The Hydrogen Economy: Opportunities,Costs, Barriers, and R&D Needs
Author(s): National Academy of Engineering (NAE), Board on Energy and Environmental Systems (BEES)
A 122 page report by the National Academy Press that examines and outlines the benefits that a hydrogen based economy would provide. A great deal of foucs is placed on how to bring about a hydrogen economy, and the risks involved in the process.
Published: February 2004    Availability:  Link 
Automakers' Corporate Carbon Burdens: Reframing Public Policy on Automobiles, Oil and Climate
Author(s): John DeCicco, Feng An - Environmental Defense (BEES)
The automobile imposes a number of burdens on society, such as its carbon burden, or contribution to global warming. Over the past decade, the automotive carbon burden has been worsening, partly because of a shift toward SUVs, but primarily because of the failure to improve the fuel economy of all vehicles, cars and trucks alike. To reduce their carbon burdens, car companies need to increase fuel efficiency throughout their product lineup. Reducing the carbon burden will also reduce demand for oil, helping protect the nation's economic and security interests.
Published: July 2002    Availability:  Link | PDF (524KB)
Effectiveness and Impact of Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) Standards
Author(s): Transportation Research Board (TRB)
A 114 page report by the Nataional Academy Press on the potential and short-coming of current and future CAFE satandards enforcement. Based on a study by the National Academy of Sciences and is intended to help policy makers in Congress and the executive branch and those outside the government determine whether and how fuel economy standards should be changed.
Published: 2002    Availability:  Link 


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