Over a Barrel Blog
Bill Tucker, a longtime journalist and editor who wrote expertly on a wide range of transportation issues for Fuel Freedom’s Over a Barrel blog, died last week. The foundation mourns the loss of a thoughtful, curious person who excelled at breaking down complex material with incisive and thorough analysis.
Lance Klatt, executive director for the Minnesota-based fuel-station brand Minnoco, is tired. During his time as the executive director of a fueling retail chain, he’s heard countless arguments back and forth, from both the oil and ethanol industries, about how one fuel is superior and how the other fuel is a detriment to his business, […]
2015 was a busy year. From the world reaching a monumental climate agreement in Paris, to Russia becoming embroiled in the Syrian civil war, to one of the world’s largest automakers being caught cheating on their emission testing, there was no shortage of groundbreaking events.
The goal of cutting petroleum consumption in half by 2030 is within reach for the three Pacific coast states — California, Oregon and Washington — but such a plan would rely heavily on expanding the use of alternative fuels, according to a new report commissioned by the Union of Concerned Scientists.
Iowa corn farmers always have a bunch of junk lying around after every harvest — corn cobs, stalks and leaves. California, meantime, was in dire need of the type of non-food-based fuel that can be squeezed out of those corn leftovers.
*But what if we can’t reach the future in time?
Despite the fact that there are 10 different affordable (sorry Tesla) all-electric cars on the market today, battery EV sales were extremely low in 2015 — making up less than one quarter of 1 percent of total vehicles sold.
Food vs. fuel. It’s an argument you’ve likely heard before, and you’re likely to hear again. People in the world are still going hungry, so we shouldn’t be using crops to make fuel. The corn grown in the United States should be going into the bellies of starving children, not our gas tanks.
Picture this. You’re driving down the road and you notice your tank is almost empty — time to fill up.
Two years before the release of Tesla’s long-awaited $35,000 Model 3, Tesla finds itself at another crossroads that may threaten the company’s welfare.