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Energy Bill Seeks More Miles for Every Gallon

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Energy Bill Seeks More Miles for Every Gallon

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Energy Bill Seeks More Miles for Every Gallon

Energy Bill Seeks More Miles for Every Gallon

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Energy legislation currently moving through Congress could result in an increase in fuel efficiency standards for the U.S. auto fleet — up to 35 miles per gallon by 2020.

Guests discuss the legislation and talk about new research that seeks to improve the fuel efficiency of cars and trucks.

Guests:

Therese Langer, transportation program director, American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy

Harold Schock, professor of mechanical engineering; director of the Engine Research Laboratory, Michigan State University

Anna Jaffe, co-founder of Vehicle Design Summit; student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology