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Progress in Reducing CO2 Emissions: Is It Enough?

Transportation is a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions and climate change. Volpe’s Gregg Fleming recently delivered a talk about the ongoing U.S. initiatives to reduce transportation climate impacts.

Wake Turbulence Research

The findings from the past decade of wake turbulence research are helping ensure wake turbulence safety, reduce airport delays, shorten final approaches to airports, and reduce fuel burn and emissions.

Reducing Heavy Truck Fuel Consumption

Volpe teamed up with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to assess the technical feasibility and cost of reducing medium- and heavy-duty truck fuel consumption. Volpe staff conducted research on improving vehicle fuel economy, analyzing emerging technologies and...

CAFE Program Advances U.S. Energy and Environmental Goals

It's a myth that fuel economy standards are new, says Kevin Green, head of the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) program office at Volpe, The National Transportation Center. Mandated by Congress, CAFE standards debuted in 1975.

Volpe Engineer Kevin Green Receives Prestigious SAE Award

Volpe engineer Kevin Green recently received SAE International's Barry D. McNutt Award for Excellence in Automotive Policy Analysis. This distinguished award recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the development of improved federal automotive policy.