Do New EPA Emission Rules Just Hasten Coal's Inevitable Death?

Do New EPA Emission Rules Just Hasten Coal's Inevitable Death?

Take a deep breath and relax. It is highly unlikely that "millions of Americans will be freezing in the dark" (in the words of a critic) once new EPA rules lowering carbon emissions from power plants go into effect. In fact, some analyses suggest that the rules issued last week by the U.S... read more

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2015 Jeep Renegade, 2014 Geneva Motor Show

Chrysler: Mild Hybrids Coming, Says Electric Cars 'Overblown By Media'

Yesterday's multi-hour presentation of the five-year plan for the combined Fiat Chrysler Automobiles was called "Chryslerpalooza" by local Detroit reporters who sat through... read more May 7, 2014 by 

2014 BMW i3 (German-market version), Amsterdam, Oct 2013

2014 BMW i3 Electric Car Rated At 81 Miles, 124 MPGe: BREAKING

Well, the numbers are in, courtesy of a quickly-photographed window sticker, and now we know the range and efficiency ratings for the 2014 BMW i3 electric car. The EPA-rated... read more May 1, 2014 by 

Traffic at the I-10 & I-405 interchange in Los Angeles, California (by Mario Roberto Duran Ortiz)

Automakers Met Carbon-Emission Limits In 2012 With Room To Spare

As U.S. emissions standards grow stricter, carmakers appear to be keeping pace thus far. Cars and light-duty trucks built for the 2012 model year beat EPA environmental... read more April 28, 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 

Gas pump

Sulfur In Gasoline To Fall By Two-Thirds In 2017 To Cut Emissions

While automakers work to lower vehicle emissions, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is turning its attention to the fuel that powers those cars. The EPA will... read more March 4, 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 

2014 Peterbilt 579

Obama Tells EPA To Set Next Heavy-Duty Truck Fuel-Efficiency Rule

Not all U.S. vehicles that burn gasoline or diesel fuel are passenger car and light trucks. Medium- and heavy-duty commercial trucks make up a small percentage of the traffic... read more February 20, 2014 by 

54.5 MPG CAFE standard for 2025

Hybrids, Electrics Not Needed To Reach 54.5 MPG In 2025: Industry Exec

For some companies in the auto industry, building cars to hit a target of 54.5 mpg by 2025 may seem like a near-impossible task. But to others, the EPA's Corporate Average... read more January 17, 2014 by 

Big square baler harvesting wheat straw for production of cellulosic ethanol

Could Congress Kill Ethanol Mandate Altogether In 2014?

Ethanol has been a key component of the U.S. Renewable Fuel Standard since the 2007 passage of the Energy Security and Independence Act. Now, there appears to be a chance... read more December 30, 2013 by 

2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

Hyundai, Kia To Pay Owners $395 Million For Overstating Gas Mileage

In recent years, Korean twins Hyundai and Kia have lain claim to some of the best average fuel efficiency figures in their respective sectors. That all changed in late 2012... read more December 26, 2013 by 

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Average Vehicle Weight, Power Fell In 2012, Performance Unchanged: EPA

You might be forgiven for thinking that as cars get ever heavier, better equipped, safer, more practical, more powerful and faster, fuel economy would suffer. Thankfully, the... read more December 16, 2013 by 

GM E85 presentation

Ethanol A Victim Of Change As Gasoline Sales Have Flatlined?

Eight years ago, ethanol was going to let the U.S. grow its own vehicle fuel, reduce its use of gasoline made from imported oil, and boost energy security. How much have you... read more December 11, 2013 by 

Non-ethanol gasoline pump

EPA Proposal Would Cut 2014 Ethanol Mandate By 20 Percent

U.S. drivers will be putting less ethanol in their tanks. The Environmental Protection Agency proposed Friday to cut the amount of ethanol required in gasoline from what was... read more November 18, 2013 by 

Proposed EPA E15 gasoline pump warning label for ethanol content

Automaker Group Says E15 Ethanol Damages Cars, EPA Approval Was Rushed

Automakers have fired the latest salvo in the ongoing battle against ethanol blends in gasoline, saying it can damage engine components. That's despite several manufacturers... read more November 12, 2013 by 

Supreme Court of the United States

Supreme Court To Review Permitting Aspect Of Greenhouse-Gas Rules

The Supreme Court is back in session, and Environmental Protection Agency emissions regulations are on the docket. The court will hear a case challenging EPA regulations of... read more October 16, 2013 by 


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