In a brief discussion with WEVTU, Paul Portney, chairman of the National Research Council's (NRC) Committee on Effectiveness and Impact of CAFE (corporate average fuel economy) standards, indicates that the timeframe for the highly publicized study (see WEVTU — March 1, '01, p.6) has been greatly compressed. The study start date was Dec. 8, 2000, and although originally scheduled for 9 months, Mr. Portney, President of Resources for the Future, of Washington, DC, says, “We are almost to ...

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