Ever since oil prices, and with them gasoline prices, began plummeting last fall, the trend has been portrayed in varying forms as a “gift” or an “early holiday present” or a “tax rebate” for consumers, who are expected to give thanks for this free stuff.
Archive for month: October, 2015
The new total is the lowest since Apr. 26, 2002. Since Aug. 21, the count has fallen 110 units after a short-lived summer rebound. Compared with this week a year ago, the count has lost 1,154 units.
The next generation of ethanol plants, including one that opens Friday in Nevada, Ia., could play a large role in reducing the greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change, industry and environmental leaders said.
With the passing of Halloween, millions of pounds of pumpkins have turned from seasonal decorations to trash destined for landfills, adding to more than 254 million tons of municipal solid waste (MSW) produced in the United States every year. This Halloween, think of turning this seasonal waste into energy as a very important “trick” that can have a positive environmental and energy impact.
Self-driving cars are coming. Afraid yet?
The people who gathered at the 16th annual “Advance the Choice: Future of Transportation” conference in Riverside on Thursday didn’t seem too troubled by it. In fact, they welcome the revolution.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said $100 million in grants was awarded through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Biofuel Infrastructure Partnership.
Oil at $50 a barrel is a “gift to the world” as prices should be low enough to spur economic growth, according to the head of Abu Dhabi’s Department of Economic Development.
The American Petroleum Institute (API) will run a “multifaceted advocacy campaign” against the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) for the next month ahead of a deadline for the Obama administration to finalize three years of standards under the mandate.
Royal Dutch Shell Plc made its second major strategic change in two months, announcing it will take a $2 billion charge to exit an oil-sands project in Alberta.
Oil is the black gold that funds Isis’ black flag — it fuels its war machine, provides electricity and gives the fanatical jihadis critical leverage against their neighbors.