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Used Vehicle Sales Are More Than Double the Number of New Vehicle Sales

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The used light-duty vehicle market is more than twice the size of the new light-duty vehicle market for each year shown. Used vehicle sales for 2018 were 40.2 million vehicles, while new vehicle sales were 17.2 million. Used vehicle sales include pre-owned vehicles sold by dealerships, franchises, independent used vehicle dealers, and private party transactions.

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U.S. Department of Energy Invests $44.5M in Advanced Technologies for Recovering Unconventional Oil and Natural Gas

JUNE 26, 2019

Home » U.S. Department of Energy Invests $44.5M in Advanced Technologies for Recovering Unconventional Oil and Natural Gas

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy (FE) has selected 12 projects to receive approximately $44.5 million in federal funding for cost-shared research and development (R&D) under the funding opportunity announcement (FOA), Advanced Technologies for Recovery of Unconventional Oil & Gas Resources.

FE seeks to enhance the characterization and improve the recovery efficiency of emerging unconventional oil and natural gas reservoirs, which are vital to supporting industry’s efforts to increase domestic energy production. In 2018, crude oil and natural gas accounted for 57 percent of all U.S. energy production, with crude oil seeing an increase of 17 percent and natural gas an increase of 12 percent from 2017 production.

“Improving the recovery efficiency from oil and natural gas plays is critical to maximizing U.S. energy production,” said Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy Steven Winberg. “These projects will help expand our ability to do that and, in the process, help strengthen our energy, economic, and national security.”

The projects fall under two areas of interest as follows:

  • Area of Interest 1: Improving Ultimate Recovery from Unconventional Oil and Gas Resources

  • Area of Interest 2: Improving Our Understanding of Emerging Unconventional Plays

To read more about the selected projects please click HERE. DOE’s National Energy Technology Laboratory will manage all of the selected projects. More information about the National Energy Technology Laboratory is available HERE. To learn more about the programs within the Office of Fossil Energy, visit their website HERE.

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New Mexico signs onto U.S. Climate Alliance’s Clean Car Promise

Federal government’s proposed rollbacks would weaken existing greenhouse gas emissions regulations

New Mexico signs onto U.S. Climate Alliance’s Clean Car Promise Federal government’s proposed rollbacks would weaken existing greenhouse gas emissions regulations SANTA FE — Today, New Mexico joined 23 other states of the U.S. Climate Alliance in condemning the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Safer Affordable Fuel Efficient (SAFE) vehicle rule.

The rule would replace national car emissions standards enacted in 2012. Rolling back these standards will result in increased greenhouse gas emissions and weakened environmental protections.

“States have been stepping up to protect our environment and our citizens and will continue to do so until we have a viable partner at the federal level,” Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham said. “We will continue to oppose reckless, thoughtless policy that negatively impacts the air people breathe.”

“We are already seeing declining air quality in some areas of our state,” said Environment Department Secretary James Kenney. “Emissions regulations are imperative to protecting public health and the environment in New Mexico and across the country.”

The U.S. Climate Alliance’s Clean Car Promise calls for an approach that maintains strong national standards that result in greenhouse gas emissions reductions and provide regulatory certainty.

“New Mexico values our partnership with U.S. Climate Alliance states to reduce emissions in the transportation sector and across the economy,” said Sarah Cottrell Propst, Secretary of the Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department.

These rollbacks are counter to Gov. Lujan Grisham’s Executive Order on climate change calling for the adoption of approaches to reduce greenhouse gases and other pollutants from light-duty vehicles sold in New Mexico.

More information on the Clean Car Promise may be found here.

Contact: Maddy Hayden, Communications Director New Mexico Environment Department 505.231.8800 | maddy.hayden@state.nm.us

Susan Torres, Public Information Officer New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department 505.476.3226 | susan.torres@state.nm.us