Tag Archives: economy

Tanzania: Aid Freeze Over Energy Controversy a Blow to Economy

By Kizito Makoye Dar es Salaam — As foreign donors drag their feet on injecting badly needed cash into the government’s coffers, local analysts are increasingly worried that this will affect implementation of key development projects that require donor funding. Donors – including the United Kingdom, Germany and the World Bank – are withholding 449 […]

Fuel economy and average vehicle cost vary significantly across vehicle types

July 22, 2014 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Note: Years represent vehicle availability in the midsize passenger car size class. Vehicle price and fueling costs are important factors consumers take into account when deciding to purchase a new light-duty vehicle. While vehicle purchase is influenced by cost and fuel economy, other important factors such as […]

Significant fuel economy improvement options exist for light-duty gasoline vehicles

July 15, 2014 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, modified from Although light-duty vehicle types such as diesel, full-hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and plug-in electric have garnered significant attention in recent years as ways to reduce petroleum consumption and lower consumer fuel costs, standard gasoline vehicles, including those that use micro and mild hybridization, of new sales […]

Fuel economy improvements show diminishing returns in fuel savings

July 11, 2014 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Annual Energy Outlook 2014 Note: Calculations in graphic assume a fuel price of $ 3.50 per gallon and annual travel of 12,000 miles per vehicle. Fuel costs, which depend on vehicle fuel economy, miles driven, and fuel price, are an important factor in vehicle purchasing decisions. However, […]

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