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Is ethanol-free gasoline heading for the end of the road?

Is ethanol-free gasoline heading for the end of the road?

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is struggling with Congress and various corporate interests over the amount of ethanol that will be blended into the U.S. fuel supply. The Renewable Fuel Standard in place since 2007 calls for specific volumes of ethanol, but critics have tried to cap... read more

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Big square baler harvesting wheat straw for production of cellulosic ethanol

EPA boosts required 2017 ethanol volume above expected level

Despite pressure to lower the amount of ethanol blended into the U.S. fuel supply, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has boosted its proposed ethanol volume for 2017... read more November 29, 2016 by


 
2016 BMW i3

Electric cars to get big boost from emissions rules on engines: report

Stricter global emissions standards may finally force the majority of established automakers to get serious about electric cars. But while automakers build more electric cars... read more November 29, 2016 by


 
The White House, Washington, D.C.  [Creative Commons license by dcjohn]

Electric-car 'datathon' to be hosted by White House tomorrow

The Obama Administration will make at least one more push to promote electric cars as it enters its final two months. The White House will hold its first-ever "Electric... read more November 28, 2016 by


 
BMW ActiveE electric car in front of old gas pumps, Belvidere, NJ   [photo: Tom Moloughney]

NJ dedicates all gas tax revenue to transportation infrastructure

Critics of electric cars often use the argument that, because electric-car drivers don't pay gas taxes, they don't contribute their fair share of road-maintenance costs. But... read more November 14, 2016 by


 
2017 BMW i3

Germany 'reassured' after worries on Chinese electric-car mandates

Electric-car mandates can be a powerful tool for reducing transportation-related emissions. California first proposed its current zero-emission vehicle mandate in December... read more November 7, 2016 by


 
Kandi electric car (Image: Kandi Technologies Group)

China to regulate, rein in low-speed electric cars used in rural areas

China overtook the U.S. last year to become the world's largest market for electric cars. But a large portion of the vehicles included in Chinese new-car sales tallies are... read more November 7, 2016 by


 
Plug-in electric cars at PSE+G facility in Newark, New Jersey

NJ electric-car advocacy group launches as gas tax soars

New Jersey was always the place for residents of neighboring states—Delaware, New York, and Pennsylvania—to buy cheap gasoline. That era ended two days ago, when... read more November 3, 2016 by


 
Electric-car rally in Geiranger, Norway [Image: Norsk elbilforening via Flickr]

World will follow Norway's lead on electric cars, minister says

When it comes to electric-car adoption, Norway is unique. Electric cars make up a larger share of new-car sales in the Scandinavian country than anywhere, thanks to a very... read more November 3, 2016 by


 
China

China decides maybe hybrids could help its emissions too

When it comes to electric cars, China has some of the most generous incentives of any country. But in its attempt to promote greener vehicles, China has largely ignored... read more October 31, 2016 by


 
2016 Nissan Leaf

Why do electric cars exist? Buyer demand? Legislation? Or VW?

Owners love them, but modern electric cars have not made a large dent in sales of internal-combustion cars since becoming widely available five years ago. In fact, but for a... read more October 19, 2016 by


 
2017 BMW i3

Electric cars to dominate on roads of wealthy cities by 2030: report

Within the next 15 years, the world's wealthy cities could be teeming with electric cars. That's the prediction of a new report, which claims electric cars could account for... read more October 13, 2016 by


 
2016 BMW M2 production in Leipzig, Germany

German upper house asks EU to ban new gas, diesel car sales by 2030

Last week, the German Federal Council adopted a bipartisan measure that would ban the sale of new vehicles with internal-combustion engines in the country after 2030. While... read more October 11, 2016 by


 
Airbus A320

UN deal reached to limit, offset global aviation emissions

After much discussion, the United Nations' aviation agency plans to set limits on emissions from international airline flights. The agreement ratified by members of the UN... read more October 10, 2016 by


 
Uber app

Uber logs another mass-transit win, this time in New Jersey

Supporters of ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft believe they can do more than simply serve as alternatives to private car ownership. Both companies and policymakers... read more October 6, 2016 by


 
Green HOV-Lane Sticker

California removes limit on carpool access for plug-in hybrids

Of California's many incentives for green cars, one of the most popular is solo access to the state's carpool lanes for drivers of electric cars, plug-in hybrids, and certain... read more September 19, 2016 by


 

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