The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) will release the new ACEEE's Green Book: The Environmental Guide to Cars & Trucks -- Model Year 2003, at the monthly meeting of the Washington Automotive Press Association (WAPA). According to the ACEEE, with more and more Americans confused by the controversy over large gas-guzzling SUVs, and as manufacturers produce a wider selection of efficient SUVs, cars, and pickup trucks, the Green Book provides the unbiased facts necessary to compare the new 2003 models. Using its "Green Score" ranking system, ACEEE's Green Book® reveals this year's "Greenest" and "Meanest" -- the 12 least polluting, most efficient vehicles and the 12 worst. It also identifies the top-ranking models in each vehicle class. The meeting will take place Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2003, from 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. st the National Press Club. Speakers begin at 1:00 p.m. (if purchasing lunch -- $25 for WAPA members, $35 for non-members) For further information, contact: Glee Murray, 202-429-0063 The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy is an independent, nonprofit research group dedicated to advancing energy efficiency as a means of protecting the environment and strengthening the economy. For more information, visit