It seems like every day there’s a new think piece out there decrying the subsidies that renewable energy, alternative fuels, and the vehicles that can run them receive. Yet when it comes to the substantial government assistance for oil companies, those same critics are conspicuously silent.
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About Nathan Taft
Nathan Taft is graduate from the University of Washington where he majored in Political Science with a focus on International Security and served as an editor on UW's campus paper, The Daily. He's proud to be fighting for cleaner air, a stronger economy, and better national security by giving Americans choice at the pump.
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As we’ve been warning would happen for a while now, oil prices are rising again. Oil prices have already reached $80 per barrel, and look unlikely to stop increasing anytime soon.
The global deal to rein in oil output has removed “85 percent of the problem” of oversupply, and OPEC and allied producers are seeking ways to cooperate after the agreement ends, according to United Arab Emirates Energy Minister Suhail Al Mazrouei.
Indonesia has declared a state of emergency to help stop a deadly oil spill spreading off the coast of the island of Borneo.
Big oil is starting to think small.
The Trump administration announced that fuel-efficiency regulations for cars and light trucks are too stringent and must be revised, beginning a process sought by the U.S. auto industry to pare anti-pollution targets.
Something we hear a lot is “It’d be nice if America could use more alternative fuels that are cleaner and American-made, but they’re just not affordable compared to oil.” It’s time to put that myth to bed.
It seems like every week another major automaker announces it will “electrify” its vehicle lineup. In just the past few months, Mercedez-Benz, Ford, Audi, Maserati, Jaguar Land Rover, BMW, Lincoln, Volkswagen, GM, Aston Martin, and more have committed to electrification by adding more electric vehicle (EV) options to their fleet.
For a more detailed discussion, check out our blog post on this topic here.
Gas is cheap, right? Last year the national average at the pump was a paltry $2.25/gallon. That means if you had a 12-gallon gas tank, you could fill up for less than $30. Gas this “inexpensive” should bring huge benefits to American families.