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Gas tax should rise 25 cents to fund road repair: US Chamber of Commerce

Gas tax should rise 25 cents to fund road repair: US Chamber of Commerce

It's an unusual thing, to say the least, when the U.S. Chamber of Commerce publicly suggests a major tax increase. In general, the pro-business lobbying group advocates for tax cuts, reducing or eliminating regulations, and free-market policies that allow companies to operate however they choose... read more

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

World Bank will stop funding oil, gas exploration in 2019

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... read more December 19, 2017 by


 
Oil well (photo by John Hill)

Big Oil will lose grip on global vehicle market in less than 25 years: study

The latest study on the future of transportation paints an increasingly dim picture for the oil industry, though it suggests that the industry is in no danger of collapse... read more November 22, 2017 by


 
Amsterdam, the Netherlands [Image: Flickr user _dChris]

Sales of cars with engines proposed to end in The Netherlands by 2030

European countries continue to assess more aggressive policies that favor or mandate zero-emission vehicles to move away from fossil fuels for transportation. Last year, a... read more October 17, 2017 by


 
Paris, by Flickr user Alexandre Dulaunoy (Used under CC License)

Ahead of France, Paris to phase out internal-combustion engines by 2030

France followed two other European countries—Norway and the Netherlands—with a plan to ban the sale of new cars powered by gasoline and diesel by 2040. While the... read more October 13, 2017 by


 
Hyundai ix35 (Tucson) gasoline car parked in electric-car charging spot, Oxford Services, U.K.

Oxford aims to be world's first zero-emissions city

The college town of Oxford, England, is poised to become the first municipality in the United Kingdom to ban gasoline and diesel-fueled cars from its city center. A proposal... read more October 12, 2017 by


 
FlexFuel badge on E85-capable 2009 Chevrolet HHR

EPA to study cutting amount of ethanol in U.S. gasoline

Since 2007, the Renewable Fuel Standard has required increasing levels of ethanol in gasoline blends sold in the U.S. Most fuel stations across the United States no longer... read more October 5, 2017 by


 
Mazda HCCI engine

How Mazda's SkyActiv-X engine, based on HCCI, actually works (video)

Earlier this month, Japanese automaker Mazda laid out its future powertrain strategy and dropped a massive announcement in the process. In 2019, Mazda will introduce a... read more August 21, 2017 by


 
Diesel taxis in London (Image by Flickr user Lars Ploughmann, used under CC license)

UK to ban diesel, gasoline car sales by 2040; follows France, Norway, Holland bans

The United Kingdom will follow in the footsteps of some European countries as it announced plans to ban the sale of gasoline- and diesel-powered cars by the year 2040. The... read more July 27, 2017 by


 
Nicolas Hulot, French minister of ecological transition, announces 2040 ban on vehicles with engines

France plans to ban all gasoline, diesel vehicles by 2040

To most North Americans, the idea of banning all vehicles with internal-combustion engines seems unthinkable. Filling up with gasoline (or diesel) is as American as are... read more July 6, 2017 by


 
Oil well (photo by John Hill)

The oil industry doesn't care about electric cars: here's why

It crops up in comments from electric-car advocates and clean-energy users fairly regularly. And it goes something like this: "Big Oil and Gas are on the verge of collapse... read more March 23, 2017 by


 
Gas pump

When will you buy your last-ever gallon of gas? Poll results

Well, never let it be said that this site's readers don't practice what they preach. We asked our Twitter followers when they thought they would buy their very last gallon of... read more January 18, 2017 by


 
Non-ethanol gasoline pump

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... read more December 5, 2016 by


 
Gasoline shortage due to ruptured pipeline, September 2016

Southeast gasoline drivers to get range anxiety after pipeline rupture?

The term "range anxiety" is commonly associated with electric cars because of relatively short ranges for many of them, along with a lack of charging infrastructure in many... read more September 20, 2016 by


 
Beijing smog

China brings its fuel quality standards up to global levels, quickly

China already aims to cut its horrific urban air pollution by aggressively promoting electric cars and implementing stricter fuel-economy standards over the next few years... read more May 24, 2016 by


 
Gas pump

Gasoline demand rises in U.S., China, and India; more growth expected

Gasoline prices, which fell below $2 a gallon in many parts of the United States over the winter, have been slowly rising again. And given the supply-and-demand equations in... read more May 20, 2016 by


 

 
 

 
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