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Fighting Oil Addiction: Ranking States’ Gasoline Price Vulnerability and Solutions For Change

Executive Summary: Energy policy and prices remain front and center in the American consciousness, particularly as national election consequences play out and the fragile economy continues to make many Americans feel more vulnerable. Americans continued to feel the painful pinch of gasoline prices in 2011—and they still do today. To curb America’s perilous oil addiction, …continue reading.

Transit on the Cutting Edge of Clean Technology

Introduction: This white paper reviews the substantial progress that transit agencies have made in investing in innovative clean technologies and fuels, such as electricity, hybrid vehicles, electric storage, biofuels, natural gas, and hydrogen fuel cells. Transit, in fact, has often been on the cutting edge of adopting these clean technologies, driven in part by a range of federal and …continue reading.

E&E TV: Energy Policy; Interview with David Gardiner Discussing the Economics of Stronger Fuel Economy Standards

As the Obama administration prepares to release its draft rule on new fuel economy standards, what impact could the rule have on the economy? During November 15th’s OnPoint, David Gardiner, a senior adviser at Ceres, discusses new data pointing to projected job growth under the new standards. He also addresses criticism of the standards and …continue reading.

Fighting Oil Addiction: Ranking States’ Gasoline Price Vulnerability and Solutions for Change

DGA authored a report for the Natural Resource Defense Council (NRDC) on state by state gasoline price issues. This report updates the 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010 research by the NRDC identifying the states whose citizens feel the greatest economic pain from gasoline prices and those states that are doing the most to break their addiction to oil. Like …continue reading.

Florida can’t squander high-speed rail chance

The following excerpt is from an op-ed written by David Gardiner for the Orlando Sentinel. To read the full article, please click here. “Sen. Bill Nelson recently announced that Florida would be receiving an additional $800 million for the high-speed rail project. This is one of the smartest economic investments that Florida could make. “Perhaps …continue reading.

Ranking States’ Oil Vulnerability: Assessing the Continued Threat of Gas Price Spikes

DGA prepared a White Paper for the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). The paper begins by outlining the problematic nature of America’s dependence on oil. Following is an analysis on the NRDC’s previous research determining which states were hit hardest by rising gas prices. The data shows that oil vulnerability affects all states, but some states’ …continue reading.

Fighting Oil Addiction: Ranking States’ Oil Vulnerability and Solutions for Change

In coordination with the Natural Resource Defense Council (NRDC), DGA published a report ranking the states’ oil vulnerability in the current economic environment. First, the report calculates oil vulnerability—how heavily each state’s drivers are affected by increases in oil prices. Second, it ranks states on their adoption of solutions to reduce their oil dependence—measures they are taking …continue reading.