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Lower-Carbon Gasoline In CA: Don't Believe Gas-Price Scare Tactics, Says UCS

Lower-Carbon Gasoline In CA: Don't Believe Gas-Price Scare Tactics, Says UCS

When it comes to green transportation policies, California leads the way. The state has enacted numerous policies to cut transportation-related emissions, improve energy efficiency, and in some cases eliminate the use of fossil fuel. One such policy--the state's Low-Carbon Fuel Standard, or... read more

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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 


 
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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 


 
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U.S. Demand For Oil Rose 4-5 Percent In 2013, Startling Analysts

With increasing energy efficiency in cars, homes, and industry, plus a surge in domestic natural-gas production, U.S. demand for oil is widely said to have tapered off and in... read more January 23, 2014 by 


 
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Gasoline Cars To Remain Dominant In 2040, Energy Agency Says

Cars running on gasoline have been with us for almost 140 years, and diesels for almost 80 years. More than 1 billion vehicles on the planet use those fuels today. So the... read more December 19, 2013 by 


 
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U.S. Drivers Have Fewer Cars, Drive Them Less, Use Less Gas: Study

The best way to save fuel is to drive less--and Americans are doing just that, according to a new study. U.S. drivers have fewer cars, are driving them less, and are getting... read more November 15, 2013 by 


 
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Americans Want More E15, Other Ethanol Blends, New Poll Says

Policymakers may be fighting over it, but consumers seem to like E15. At least, that's what a new poll of 1,211 Americans from advocacy group Fuels America says. Of those... read more September 19, 2013 by 


 
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Yes, Combustion Engines Will Be With Us For Decades; However...

It should be fairly obvious, but apparently it isn't: Plug-in electric cars are not going to sweep the marketplace overnight. Their sales will grow slowly and steadily from a... read more April 25, 2013 by  37


 
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EPA Moves To Cut Sulfur In Gasoline, Reducing Emissions Further

"Cleaner cars need cleaner fuels"--that's the message from a group of automakers in support of new EPA rules to clean up gasoline. The Environmental Protection Agency will... read more March 29, 2013 by  4


 
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Demand For Gas Falls, Gas Prices Rise: Blame Ethanol (And Congress)

For fans of fuel efficiency, the New York Times has good news and bad news. The good news is: drivers in the U.S. are using less gas these days. The bad news is: that's... read more March 19, 2013 by  10


 
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E15 Ethanol Controversy: No Signs Of Moderating Any Time Soon

Debate over the slow rollout and potentially damaging effects of gasoline with 15 percent ethanol blended in just continues to roll on. The latest to pile on are members of... read more March 1, 2013 by  17


 
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Gas Prices To Be Higher Than Expected In 2013, Says Energy Dept

The price of gasoline will creep up faster than expected, the U.S. Department of Energy's latest figures show. Its monthly Short-Term Energy Outlook had previously put... read more February 13, 2013 by  6


 
Section of 1933 photo of E10 ethanol fueling station from Nebraska State Historical Society

Ethanol Is Nothing New; E10 Gasoline Was Sold In 1930s

Back in the 1930s, the United States produced the vast bulk of the oil it burned. It wasn't until the 1973 oil crisis that things like OPEC and fuel efficiency entered the... read more January 18, 2013 by  7


 
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U.S. Oil Future: Energy Independent By 2030, Bigger Than Saudis In 2020

In its 2012 edition of the World Energy Outlook, the International Energy Agency predicts that the U.S. will become the world's biggest oil producer within eight years. Yes... read more November 13, 2012 by  7


 
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NYC Rations Fuel, Jersey Makes 'Dyed Diesel' Legal In Sandy Aftermath

New York City and Long Island today instituted temporary fuel rationing, with drivers only allowed to buy gasoline on alternate days. Starting at 6 am tomorrow, vehicles with... read more November 8, 2012 by  4


 
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EPA Lifts Gasoline Restrictions In Wake Of Hurricane Sandy

In 1990, the Clean Air Act amendments set out special rules regarding the manufacture and sale of gasoline in the U.S. This week, some of those rules have been suspended in... read more November 1, 2012 by  7


 
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