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Bill to cap ethanol in U.S. fuel supply gains momentum

Bill to cap ethanol in U.S. fuel supply gains momentum

Efforts by the U.S. Congress to cap the amount of ethanol blended with the U.S. fuel supply appear to be gaining momentum. The current Renewable Fuel Standard, passed as part of the 2007 Energy Independence and Security Act, has proven increasingly unpopular among certain legislators. But ardent... read more

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U.S. Capitol Building

Final Transportation Bill: Electric-Car Fans Get MORE Reasons To Rejoice (UPDATED)

Electric-car advocates can end the year on a high note, thanks to several provisions in the final Federal transportation bill approved earlier this month. The Fixing... read more December 28, 2015 by


 
U.S. Capitol Building

Budget Bill Cuts EPA Funding, But Keeps Clean Power Plan Intact

Late last week, Congressional leaders reached an agreement on a $1.1 trillion spending bill that would fund the government through September. The negotiations lasted until... read more December 21, 2015 by


 
2016 Ford F-150 CNG conversion

Natural-Gas Vehicles To Get Electric-Car Tax Credit In Transportation Bill?

As another Congressional session winds down, the two houses are working to pass a long-overdue transportation funding bill. And the natural-gas industry hopes certain... read more November 25, 2015 by


 
2014 Volkswagen Passat TDI

Senator: NHTSA Should Rescind Fuel-Economy Credits For Illegal VW Diesels

The revelation that Volkswagen installed illegal "defeat device" software on 482,000 diesel cars sold in the U.S. has some looking back on any benefits VW may have gained... read more November 17, 2015 by


 
U.S. Capitol Building

Senate Group Pushes EPA To Add More Biodiesel In Renewal Fuel Standard

Enthusiasm for alternative fuels has dropped considerably over the past few years. Despite a Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) mandating its use, ethanol isn't doing too well... read more July 27, 2015 by


 
Non-ethanol gasoline pump

Bills To Kill Renewable Fuel Law, Ban E15 Ethanol Fuel Likely Doomed

The addition of ethanol to gasoline has now been a political hot potato in the U.S. for more than a decade. Joined by cosponsors from both sides of the aisle, U.S... read more June 9, 2015 by


 
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What Future For Coal In The U.S.: Slow Decline Or Faster Retreat?

Coal is the largest source of carbon dioxide and other harmful emissions produced by generating electricity, but that doesn't mean it will go away any time soon. While coal's... read more April 7, 2015 by


 
Non-ethanol gasoline pump

Senate Bill Introduced To End Ethanol Mandate For Gasoline

A decade ago, the biofuel ethanol was viewed as one way to reduce the nation's consumption of oil for transportation fuel. In 2007, Congress approved the Renewable Fuels... read more February 27, 2015 by


 
2015 Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell, 2016 Toyota Mirai at hydrogen fueling station, Fountain Valley, CA

Tax Credit For Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Vehicles Expires As Congress Adjourns

Tax incentives have proven to be an important way to encourage adoption of new green vehicles, offsetting some of the typically-higher purchase costs compared to conventional... read more December 23, 2014 by


 
Electric power plant outside Ithaca, New York

EPA Power Plant Carbon Regulations Late, Hostile Congress Likely To Fight Them

The EPA regulations limiting the amount of carbon that can be emitted by existing powerplants may be the most crucial step forward in environmental policy made by the... read more December 22, 2014 by


 
MetLife electric-car charging station for employee use - Johnstown, Pennsylvania

Tax Breaks Back For Electric-Car Charging Stations, Natural-Gas Cars, Through End Of Year

It's the end of another Congressional session, which means that a budget extension bill has now been rushed through and is likely to be signed. Called The Tax Increase... read more December 19, 2014 by


 
First 2015 Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell delivered to lessee at Tustin Hyundai, June 2014

Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Vehicle Tax Credit Expires This Month: Will It Be Renewed?

Financial and other incentives are widely viewed as a good way to kickstart the adoption of new green vehicles, largely to compensate for their higher prices against... read more December 3, 2014 by


 
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EPA Resets Ethanol Rules To Reflect Reality: Cellulosic Sources Don't Exist

For many months now, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has faced a dilemma: What to do about its rules that millions of gallons of cellulosic ethanol be blended into... read more April 23, 2014 by


 
Big square baler harvesting wheat straw for production of cellulosic ethanol

Flex-Fuel Vehicles And E85: Why Ethanol Isn't Making Its Numbers

When the U.S. Energy Independence and Security Act was passed in 2007, ethanol was viewed as a way to cut gasoline consumption and reduce dependence on foreign oil. Seven... read more February 20, 2014 by


 
Big square baler harvesting wheat straw for production of cellulosic ethanol

U.S. Biofuels & Ethanol Mandate: More Vulnerable Than Ever Now?

Since 2007, U.S. fuel producers have been required by law to include more and more ethanol and other biofuels in their blends. Now, Pike Research suggests, the biofuels... read more March 13, 2013 by 12


 

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