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  • Coal-fired Nanticoke Generating Station, Ontario, Canada, now being converted to 44-MW solar farm

    It's not just the world automotive industry that's grappling with rapid changes brought about by the need to reduce the effects of climate change. The world's fossil-fuel extraction, refining, and delivery industries are also faced with the reality that two centuries of burning their core products hurts the planet and has already exacerbated weather patterns. It's clear that coal extraction and use will be largely done within a few decades. DON'T MISS: Climate change all manmade, say actual scientists But the oil and natural-gas industries have argued that their products are indispensable for...

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    Diesel trucks with latest emission controls displacing dirtier, older ones on U.S. roads

    The phrase "clean diesel" has largely fallen into ill repute after it was associated with Volkswagen's diesel emission deceit, but the latest diesel technology can honestly be described with such a phrase. Semi trucks using the latest-generation diesel technology have reached a new...

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    Reports of diesel's death are greatly exaggerated

    The fallout from the Volkswagen diesel scandal has cost the fuel plenty of not-so-great headlines, but the idea that diesel will soon die off entirely for passenger vehicles simply isn't true. A report in The Car Connection compiled the proof to show diesel is far from its deathbed. There remain...

  • Audi sustainability chief Reiner Mangold and German Education Minister Dr. Johanna Wanka
    Diesel Fuel From Air: Neat Idea, Very Inefficient Use Of Energy

    It sounds like an intriguing idea: Make diesel fuel from air rather than fossil-fuel petroleum. Better yet, make it from carbon dioxide--the greenhouse gas whose concentration in the atmosphere has risen precipitously since the dawn of the Industrial Age. Diesel fuel, after all, is a hydrocarbon...

  • 'Diesel fuel only' caution on Audi Q7 TDI
    Researchers Modify Oilseed To Lower Viscosity For Use As Biodiesel Fuel

    Heading into another U.S. presidential election year, getting more biofuels into the U.S. gasoline supply continues to pose both political and logistical hurdles. But researchers, regulators, and entrepeneurs increasingly see promise in synthetic diesel created from a variety of non-fossil fuel...

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    Diesel Priced Almost As Low As Gasoline, As Gas Demand Surges

    A decrease in diesel prices and a surge in gasoline demand means the two fuels now cost nearly the same.

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    BMW will continue to pursue its diesel-heavy strategy.

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    12-Cent Rise In Federal Tax On Gas, Diesel Proposed By Pair Of Senators

    Two facts sit in opposition to each other in Washington, D.C., and have for many years. First, raising taxes--in any way, for any purpose, under any circumstances--is virtually impossible. Second, the U.S. Highway Trust Fund is broke, because the Federal gasoline tax hasn't been raised in two...

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    2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Tested At 28 MPG On Highway

    The nation's only diesel half-ton truck may also be its most fuel-efficient.

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    Volkswagen Golf BlueMotion: High-MPG Diesel Is Forbidden Fruit For Us

    With substantial weight savings and all-new drivetrains, the seventh-generation 2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI -- coming to the U.S. next year as a 2.0-litre TDI model, and also a hot hatch Golf GTD -- suggests diesel fans may get the kind of fuel-efficiency figures normally reserved for hybrid cars. But...

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    Who Might Buy Diesels? Gasoline Drivers, Not Hybrid Owners

    With a raft of new diesel vehicles entering the market this year and next, the question arises: Who exactly will buy them? Based on the results of a survey to be released later this morning, Volkswagen of America suggests that some drivers of gasoline cars are likely to be open to the benefits of...

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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 odd numbers on their license plates can buy fuel on odd-numbered days; even numbers can buy on even-numbered days. The two...

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    Smart people who read true and false questions know to go for the non-obvious answer. So we'll make it easy: The U.S. is importing less and less gasoline and, as highlighted by the Wall Street Journal (via Pike Research), will shortly become a net exporter of gasoline and diesel fuel. Not since 1939 ... For the first time in 62 years, a combination of booming demand overseas (read: China) and declining domestic demand is about to tip the balance between imports and exports. U.S. Energy Information Administration data indicates that through September, the U.S. exported 750 million barrels of...

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    Can 'Trailer Tails' Save A Semi 6 Percent Of Its Diesel Fuel?

    One of the best ways to save a lot of fuel is to improve the efficiency of the lowest-mileage vehicles on the roads. Those include semis, which often get no more than 2 or 3 miles per gallon of diesel fuel. Their huge diesel engines must put out massive torque to tow one, two, or even three...

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    Gas Prices: How Much Are YOU Paying At The Pump In Taxes? (Infographic)

    Gas prices go up and down, lately more up than down. Today, however, the U.S. government has decided to release a portion of its strategic petroleum reserve, just as crude-oil prices continued a decline that started several weeks ago. Gas prices vary enormously from state to state, due to...

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    New Chrysler Engine To Burn Gas And Diesel--At The Same Time

    You probably drive a gasoline car. And surely you've heard of cars with diesel engines. But how about a car with an engine that burns both fuels, at the same time? That's what Chrysler is working on, it turns out, funded in part with research dollars from the U.S. Department of Energy. Author Mike...

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    Gas Prices Rising: Driving Tips, Simple Repairs Boost Mileage (Infographic)

    We have to admit, we're fond of infographics. This one has three simple parts. It looks at gas prices--which recently rose to an average of $4 a gallon before ebbing slightly--showing national average prices for both three grades of gasoline and for diesel fuel. Then it suggests some driving tips...

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    Green Advice: You Filled A Diesel Car With Gasoline; Now What?

    Unless you're Argonne Laboratories, putting gasoline into a diesel fueled car is a bad problem. Maybe it was brain fade. Perhaps you rented or borrowed an unfamiliar car. Or you simply didn't realize that nice Volkswagen or Mercedes-Benz was a new, clean-diesel car. (It also happens to particularly...

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    We write a lot about electric cars here, and we cover clean diesels and efficient gasoline cars. But it's probably time for a little reality check. Gasoline engines are going to be with us throughout the lifetime of anyone reading this article. They may represent far less than the 90-odd-percent of passenger car powertrains (in the U.S.) than they do now. A mix of gasoline, electric, diesel, and even natural-gas vehicles is more likely 30 or 40 years from now. But eliminating gasoline engines globally just isn't in the cards. "Electric vehicle shock" We're prompted to write by an article in...

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