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Senate panel rejects clean-energy cuts, boosts DoE funding instead

Senate panel rejects clean-energy cuts, boosts DoE funding instead

The Senate Committee on Appropriations recently exhibited a quality somewhat rare in U.S. politics these days: bipartisanship. The committee released a lengthy report on the 2018 fiscal year budget for the Department of Energy that walks away from the Trump Administration's efforts to defund clean... read more

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U.S. Capitol

Which Members Of Congress Drive Plug-In Electric Vehicles?

Last week, President Barack Obama signed into law a bill that would allow the installation of electric-car charging stations in U.S. Capitol parking garages. That got us to... read more August 22, 2012 by 12


 
U.S. Capitol

Senate To Get Electric-Car Charging Stations (No Tax Dollars Used)

Electric-car charging stations may be coming to the U.S. Senate garage, under a bill passed yesterday on a bipartisan basis. But fear not, zealous guardians of the sacred... read more May 25, 2012 by 10


 
Corn Ethanol Pump

Congress Actually Ends Taxpayer Funding Of Ethanol Subsidies

When the U.S. Congress adjourned for the holidays on Friday, December 23, its departure sealed the fate of subsidized ethanol production. During its session, the Congress did... read more December 27, 2011 by 17


 
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Did U.S. Senate Cut Deal To End Ethanol Subsidies After All?

Almost three weeks ago, the U.S. Senate voted to end subsidies for production of ethanol, the alternative fuel that is largely refined from domestically-grown corn. At the... read more July 7, 2011 by 3


 
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U.S. Senate Votes To End Ethanol Subsidies; They'll Continue Anyhow

The once-unthinkable actually happened last Thursday: The U.S. Senate voted 73-27 to abolish a 45-cents-per-gallon subsidy to the U.S. ethanol industry. Immediately. Because... read more June 20, 2011 by 2


 
Corn Ethanol Pump

Ethanol Wars: Farm Senators Want More E85 Flex-Fuel Cars By 2016

Let's be real: How many of you out there have ever driven a single mile on E85 ethanol fuel? Very, very, very few of you, most likely. The fuel composed of 85 percent ethanol... read more April 8, 2011 by 9


 
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Senator Stabenow: $7,500 Electric-Car Credit Should Be Rebate

It's long been known that purchase rebates--buy a car, get a check--are a more effective incentive for purchase of any kind of car than an income-tax credit, which may take a... read more February 8, 2011 by 2


 
Toyota Prius at US Capitol, by Flickr user Izik

Senate Energy Bill: $$$ for Natural-Gas Vehicles, EVs Get Less

If there's even a chance for the U.S. Congress to pass an energy bill this year, it's going to be a long and tortuous slog. But the first cut at legislation, introduced... read more July 28, 2010 by 0


 
2010 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid, 2009 Los Angeles Auto Show

Senate Panel Approves $3.6 Billion Funding For EV Infrastructure

The electric vehicle revolution took a major step towards becoming a reality with the Senate Energy Committee approving today a new $3.6 billion bill to support the... read more July 21, 2010 by 4


 
Sen. Orrin Hatch

The Next 10 Years for EVs: Leaders, Policymakers Optimistic

Three U.S. senators joined a "who's who" of electric vehicle industry leaders on Capitol Hill yesterday to discuss the theme, "Electric Drive Turning Points: Changing a... read more April 23, 2010 by 0


 
2009 Toyota Corolla

Top Clunker Buys Compared: Toyota Corolla vs Ford Focus vs Honda Civic

Thinking about trading in your clunker for a nice, new, fuel-efficient car? Take a breath; the first-week success of the Car Allowance Rebate Systems (CARS) program, better... read more August 7, 2009 by 1


 
1985 Buick Century, Gross Polluter, by Flickr user head36

UPDATE: Senate, House Agree On Cash-For-Clunkers Terms

Late Tuesday night, we reported that the House had passed a bill by Rep. Betty Sutton (D-OH) to institute a "Cash for Clunkers" tax credit scheme. Now the Detroit News and... read more June 12, 2009 by 0


 

 
 

 
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