Ethanol thrives because of the volume-based approach of the mandate, which specifies that a growing percentage of renewable fuels must be mixed into gasoline. But that approach has stifled innovation.
Archive for month: January, 2016
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. Read more
Under President Obama, especially in his second term, there’s been a flurry of action on climate and energy. So it’s a good time to pause for a moment, step back, and take stock.
While media have bandied a theoretical “54.5 mpg” national fuel economy target for 2025, actual mpg on window stickers by then may only indicate a fleet-wide average of 35-37 mpg — yet automakers are still reportedly pushing back.
Jim Lentz is confident Toyota Motor Co. can meet the strident federal fuel efficiency standards for passenger cars by the 2025 deadline.
In December 1979 Soviet troops invaded Afghanistan. The oil price at the time was at its peak of $101 a barrel.
The Senate on Wednesday started debating its first comprehensive energy legislation since the George W. Bush administration, a bipartisan measure meant to update the nation’s power grid and oil and gas transportation systems to address major changes in the ways that power is now produced in the United States.
One year ago, analysts at Bank of America Merrill Lynch drew a parallel between the subprime mortgage crash and the disorderly fall in the price of oil.
A new poll, commissioned by The Salt Lake Tribune and the Hinckley Institute of Politics, found that 58 percent of Utah voters support government action that would restrict emissions and improve air quality.
The head of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries called on oil producers outside the group to assist in reducing the global oversupply, signaling once again that OPEC won’t make output cuts alone.