Stricter standards would benefit consumers, U.S. automakers and American troops. That's why it's so shortsighted.
The spending bill due March 23 could make or break many clean energy and sustainability programs.
And that's on an annual basis.
With technology retrofits, it's possible to squeeze even more fuel efficiency out of trucks already on the road.
It's a continous process.
Manufacturers are engaged in a fast-paced fight to deliver efficiency gains that outstrip projected industry growth, says UTC.
Things such as public perception, cost and regulatory issues are yet to be addressed.