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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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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


 
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


 
President Obama inspects the 2011 Chevrolet Volt

Obama's Goal Of 1 Million Plug-Ins: 2018, Not 2015, Say Analysts

Political opponents of President Barack Obama used to sneer, "So how's that hopey-changey stuff workin' for ya, huh?" You don't hear that so much any more, but 18 months... read more July 11, 2012 by 11


 
Gas pump

Gas Pumps Go Naked As Vapor-Recovery Requirement Ends

Unless you drive a car powered by electricity or some form of home-brew biofuel, the chances are you visit a gas-station with some form of regularity. In fact, it’s... read more May 14, 2012 by 2


 
Barack Obama

Obama: Add Rebates On Natural-Gas Cars, Oil Is 'Fuel Of Past'

Continuing his efforts to reduce U.S. dependence on imported oil, President Barack Obama yesterday proposed expanding tax credits now offered to buyers of plug-in cars to... read more March 8, 2012 by 20


 
President Obama inspects the 2011 Chevrolet Volt

Obama: I’ll Buy A Chevy Volt After My Presidency Ends

Ever since Barack Obama became president in 2008, he hasn’t been given much chance to drive a car, let alone own one. But when his presidency ends, Mr. Obama knows... read more February 29, 2012 by 17


 
U.S. Capitol

Who Hates High-Mileage Cars? Your Local Auto Dealers, That's Who

Sometime next month, the EPA and NHTSA will release final draft rules that increase corporate average fuel economy standards to 54.5 mpg by 2025. Most--although not... read more November 1, 2011 by 7


 
54.5 MPG CAFE standard for 2025

EPA, NHTSA Delay Full 54.5 MPG Rules For 2025 Until November

It was the proposal that brought every automaker selling in the North America market out in a cold sweat. Now, Reuters brings news that the NHTSA and the Environmental... read more September 29, 2011 by 3


 
Used car salesman

Auto Dealers Lobby Against Obama's Higher Gas-Mileage Rules

Yesterday, auto dealers met with their members of Congress to try to delay new rules that would stiffen the gas-mileage requirements for cars sold in model years 2017 to... read more September 22, 2011 by 5


 
Barack Obama

Japan Follows Obama's Lead, Will Tighten Gas-Mileage Rules

With agreement among the White House, the EPA and NHTSA, and most major automakers (though not all), the U.S. looks to be well on its way to a corporate average fuel-economy... read more August 19, 2011 by 3


 
Biofuel crops (photo: Texas A&M University biofuels research alliance)

Obama's Biofuels Announcement Encouraging, Challenges Remain

In the middle of his much-publicized bus tour into the nation's agricultural heartland on Tuesday, President Obama announced a new initiative to kickstart the U.S. biofuel... read more August 18, 2011 by 2


 
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency adminstrator Lisa Jackson and President Barack Obama

Consumer Reports On 56.2-MPG Gas-Mileage Goal: Meh, Can Do Better

Much debate will occur--and that's putting it politely--over the next round of gas-mileage standards, which the EPA hopes to finalize next year for 2017-2025 vehicles... read more July 1, 2011 by 3


 
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency adminstrator Lisa Jackson and President Barack Obama

White House, Feds To Push For 56.2-MPG Fuel Economy In 2025

The two Federal agencies that set gas mileage and emissions standards for future cars may propose rules that require corporate average fuel economy to reach 56 miles per... read more June 28, 2011 by 3


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt test drive, Michigan, October 2010

Are Volt Dealers Really Pocketing Federal Rebates? Maybe Not

It doesn’t take a scientist to figure out that the 2011 Chevrolet Volt is in high demand right now--despite its May sales numbers, which are behind those of the 2011... read more June 1, 2011 by 2


 

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