As Gas Prices Hit a Record High This Weekend, How to Keep Fuel Costs Down As Gas Prices Hit a Record High This Weekend, How to Keep Fuel Costs Down
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As Gas Prices Hit a Record High This Weekend, How to Keep Fuel Costs Down

by Ben Jervey

May 31, 2011

This isn't just a random number, but a legitimate proposal being debated in D.C. that would increase fuel efficiency by 6 percent per year from 2017 to 2025, resulting in a fleet-wide standard of 60 miles per gallon or higher.

In the meantime, if you are driving somewhere this weekend, check out this piece from our Energy Issue that shows some ways you can cut some carbon emissions and save some cash. Or, if you're really daring (and don't mind occasionally breaking the law), check out our hypermiling tips.
 

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Ben is a writer and editor covering climate change, energy, and environment, and is currently the Climate and Energy Media Fellow at Vermont Law School. He was the original Environment Editor at GOOD Magazine and his work has appeared regularly in National Geographic News, Grist, DeSmogBlog, and OnEarth. He recently worked with the non-profit Focus the Nation to publish an Energy 101 primer. When living in New York City, he wrote a book, The Big Green Apple, on how to live a lower impact life in the city. A bicycle enthusiast, Ben has ridden across the United States and through much of Europe.
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