Reviews of ACEEE's Green Book®
ACEEE's Green Book® has been widely praised
as a valuable resource on vehicles and the environment. But don't
take our word for it. See what others are saying.
"...the country's preeminent guide to environmentally
friendly passenger cars and trucks."
—John O'Dell, Los Angeles Times
"For anyone who wants to ponder our automotive
footprint on the earth or argue the merits of cleaner cars, this
is a must read."
—Royal Ford, Boston Globe
"For those of you who are more inclined to buy green than you
are to drive through it as fuel prices rise, I can recommend no better
resource than ACEEE's Green Book®...[It] offers solid, practical,
well-researched, balanced advice."
—Warren Brown, Washington Post
"...its easy-to-use rating system makes it a snap to see the
green from the mean. So enlighten your mind and free your lungs and
check out ACEEE's Green Book® before you buy."
—Motor Week, Maryland Public Television
"...choice of vehicle is one of the largest decisions most
of us make regarding our impact on the Chesapeake Bay, the global
environment and human health. The good news is that no matter what
you feel you need to drive, you can make significantly greener, or
environmentally friendly, choices. Start any new car purchase by
investing in...ACEEE's Green Book®. ...it's the equivalent of
the Kelley Blue Book guide to auto prices—it's also a readable,
no-nonsense primer on how car choice affects the environment."
—Tom Horton, Baltimore Sun
"With this helpful guide, anyone in the
market for a car, van, pickup or SUV can comparison shop with the
planet in mind."
—Working Assets' Recommended Reading List
"What's out there for consumers who don't
want to tool around in a vehicle that gets 14 miles to the gallon,
but who aren't ready to fiddle with not-ready-for-prime-time electric
cars? ...ACEEE has compiled a list of gasoline-powered vehicles
in several categories."
—Joseph B. White, SmartMoney.com
"If you want to get a picture of exactly what impact your vehicle
has during its entire life cycle, ACEEE's Green Book® is the
—Tara Baukus Mello, thecarconnection.com
""PHH Arval's online vehicle selection
tools are used by thousands of corporate clients to find the most
suitable vehicles for their fleets. ACEEE's Green Scores add an
important element to our clients' decision making, by enabling
them to easily analyze which cars or light trucks are most environmentally
—Pilar Page, Public Relations Manager, PHH Arval
"Super-size sport/utility vehicles that should carry names
like "Leviathan" and "Gigantor" continue to gain
in popularity. But the same manufacturers that produce these vehicles
are also designing cars and trucks that minimize harmful environmental
effects. To learn what demands your vehicle makes on the planet,
check [it] out."
—Better Homes and Gardens
"The vast range of cars in the marketplace from relatively
clean hybrids and electric cars to gas-guzzling behemoths shows why
ACEEE's Green Book® is so important. All too often clever marketing
and deceptive awards confuse consumers looking for green cars. [This
book] separates the contenders from the pretenders."
—Dan Becker, Director, Sierra Club Global Warming and Energy
"...an extraordinary public service...ACEEE's Green Book® will
change the way we buy cars ...consumers now have the ability to make
a real difference in the health of our fragile planet."
—Jack Gillis, Director of Public Affairs, Consumer Federation
of America and author of The Ultimate Car Book
"...uses a novel approach to provide comprehensive ratings
of environmentally friendly—and hazardous—vehicles. Combining
fuel-economy, tailpipe emissions and manufacturing impacts, the book
assigns every vehicle a Green Score, which compares across classes,
and a class ranking, which judges it alongside its peers."
—Steve Cohen, SKI Magazine
"A Park School senior with an active conscience, abundant effrontery
and a deficiency in prudence proposed last year that environmentally
concerned students go up and down the car pool line asking SUV owners
to buy more efficient vehicles...[ACEEE's Green Book®] can help
you protect the environment and protect yourself from zealous students."
—John Roemer, Upper School Librarian, The Park School, Baltimore,
"What's novel about ACEEE's Green Book® is
that it doesn't rely on the traditional miles-per-gallon rating
to determine what's green. Instead the criteria are: fuel costs
per year...health costs per year...tons of greenhouse gases emitted
"Good information is vital to helping consumers make environmentally
smart choices. ACEEE's Green Book® can help you make a wiser
choice when you next buy a car or truck. It will help you find a
cleaner, greener vehicle for the driving you can't avoid."
—Michael Replogle, Federal Transportation Director, Environmental
"...practical buying advice, and a good
primer on the eco-impacts of vehicles on global warming and public
—Joel Makower, Editor, Green Business Letter
"...truly valuable [Web] site...The site
places a strong emphasis on how much energy efficiency can help
"Only ACEEE's [Green Book] provides complete
and accessible information covering the many aspects of automotive
"Unhealthy soot and smog, global warming, oil dependence—all
of these problems are linked to our love affair with the automobile.
ACEEE's Green Book® gives consumers the information they need
to make smart choices that do less harm to the environment."
—John Adams, President, Natural Resources Defense Council
"Now there is no excuse for remaining ignorant
of your auto's impact on the environment. If you are concerned
about your lungs, air pollution, water pollution, and global warming,
and want to do your part to curtail ever-increasing auto emissions,
read [this book]."
—Audubon Naturalist News
"ACEEE's Green Book® makes an important
contribution to public awareness about motor vehicles. Use it when
shopping for a new car!"
—Joan Claybrook, President, Public Citizen
"If you are about to purchase a...car or
truck, ...check out this book before you drive off the lot."
—South Coast Air Quality Managements District's Advisor
"Consumers are increasingly demanding environmental performance
as well as horsepower from their automobiles. ACEEE's Green Book® will
help people pick cars that are easy on the environment and on the
pocketbook when folks go to the gas pump."
—Hank Dittmar, Campaign Director, Surface Transportation Policy
"Don't go after your next vehicle without first consulting
ACEEE's Green Book®."
—The Midwest Book Review's "Internet Bookwatch"
"If we're going to buy cars, we might as well buy the ones
that are the most environmentally friendly. ACEEE's Green Book® is
the best resource available for helping us do that."
—Co-op America Quarterly
"If you care about the environment and
are about to buy a new vehicle, this is the book for you. [It]
provides practical information to help you make a greener choice."
—Howard Ris, President, Union of Concerned Scientists
"This book is well done and is chock-full
of meaningful, accessible information."
—Campaign on Auto Pollution's Getting There
"If you insist on driving a car, check out ACEEE's Green Book®."
—Earth Island Institute's Earth Island Journal
"Even if you're not in the market for a
new car, I can still recommend this guide if you're interested
in quickly learning the basics of air pollution, climate change
and greenhouse gas emissions. It's one of the best basic primers
on all the various impacts of automobiles on the environment, how
the industry is addressing much needed change, and how consumers
—San Diego Earthworks