Barack Obama

Obama Proposes $10 Per Barrel Tax On Oil To Fund U.S. Transportation Needs

Obama Proposes $10 Per Barrel Tax On Oil To Fund U.S. Transportation Needs

You have to give the man credit for vision. U.S. president Barack Obama will propose a tax of $10 per barrel on oil in the 2017 budget he will submit to Congress next week. According to the White House, its goal is to create "a clear incentive for private-sector innovation to reduce our reliance on... read more

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President Obama inspects the 2011 Chevrolet Volt

Energy Secretary Confirms: U.S. Will Fall Short Of Obama Goal Of 1 Million Electric Cars By 2015

In his 2011 State of the Union address, President Barack Obama set the goal of putting 1 million plug-in electric cars on U.S. roads by 2015. So with 2015 upon us, will the... read more January 23, 2015 by

Barack Obama speaking Detroit Economic Club

Obama: Buy A Fuel-Efficient Car, Gas Won't Stay Cheap Forever

Low gas prices typically make fuel-efficient cars less attractive to consumers, and right now prices are very low indeed. Yet President Barack Obama hopes U.S. car buyers... read more January 8, 2015 by

Barack Obama speaking Detroit Economic Club

U.S. And China Agree To Curb Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Presidents Say

For the first time ever, China has agreed to limit its greenhouse-gas emissions, under a deal announced this morning between Chinese president Xi Jinping and U.S. president... read more November 12, 2014 by

2015 Nissan Leaf

Feds Should Boost Electric-Car Incentives: Harry Reid, Nevada Senator

Today, most plug-in electric car buyers qualify for a Federal income-tax credit of $2,500 to $7,500--but Senator Harry Reid thinks those incentives should be expanded. He... read more September 21, 2014 by

Tesla Store Los Angeles [photo: Misha Bruk / MBH Architects]

White House Responds To Tesla Direct-Sales Petition: Sorry, Talk To Congress

Fully a year ago, a Tesla supporter started a petition on asking president Barack Obama to let Tesla Motors sell its electric cars directly to consumers in all... read more July 16, 2014 by

Two BNSF locomotives hauling coal trains meet near Wichita Falls, Texas

EPA's Coal-Plant Emissions Rules: This Will Be The Big Fight

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is expected to announce new regulations to cut the carbon emissions of more than 600 existing coal-fired electric power... read more June 2, 2014 by

Oil well (photo by John Hill)

Keystone Pipeline Fight: Insignificant 'Sideshow' To EPA Power-Plant Limits?

In the ongoing battles over renewable versus hydrocarbon energy--and the associated public policies, advocacy, and media coverage--the Keystone XL Pipeline has emerged as a... read more April 25, 2014 by

Barack Obama speaking Detroit Economic Club

Obama Promotes Natural-Gas Fueling Stations In State Of The Union Address

Once again, President Barack Obama used the State of the Union Address on Tuesday night to raise the issue of natural gas vehicles as a way of promoting energy independence... read more January 30, 2014 by

G-20 leaders in St. Petersburg. [Photo by The Guardian]

G-20 Summit Agrees To End Oil Subsidies, Phase Out CFCs

At the recent G-20 summit in St. Petersburg, Russia, world leaders took two steps toward mitigating climate change. Well, two rather small steps. The leaders agreed in... read more September 14, 2013 by

Barack Obama speaking Detroit Economic Club

Want To Ask Obama About Electric Cars? Don't Tell The Press

Paul Scott may be one of the most dedicated electric-car advocates around. He sells Nissan Leafs for a living, and helped found advocacy group Plug-In America. A few weeks... read more June 5, 2013 by 12

Barack Obama

Obama Administration To Add 10,000 Hybrids To Government Fleet

President Barack Obama may not achieve his goal of 1 million plug-in electric cars on U.S. roads by the end of 2015. But his administration continues to try to green the U.S... read more April 25, 2013 by 6

President Obama inspects the 2011 Chevrolet Volt

Obama Budget Boosts Funding For More Efficient Cars, Hikes Electric-Car Tax Credit

President Barack Obama has said he wants to boost the Department of Energy's vehicle research budget 75 percent to help develop more efficient cars. In his 2014 budget... read more April 12, 2013 by 23

President Obama inspects the 2011 Chevrolet Volt

Obama: Use Oil & Gas Lease Dollars To Fund Gasoline-Free Cars

The sequester is now with us, and Congress has lower approval ratings than South American death squads, but President Obama is doggedly pursuing his green agenda nonetheless... read more March 15, 2013 by 12

Mitt Romney

Romney Slams Tesla, Fisker Again In Final Presidential Debate

The CEOs of Tesla and Fisker may have thought they were home free--but it was not to be. Both startup electric-car companies were named at the very end of last night's third... read more October 23, 2012 by 51

Representative Paul Ryan

Vice-Presidential Debate: Tesla Escapes, Fisker Only Nodded To

There's probably relief in Palo Alto this morning, as Tesla Motors executives quietly give thanks that their company was not named in last night's vice-presidential debate... read more October 12, 2012 by 12


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