Much of the debate surrounding the recent proposal to lower fuel economy standards focuses on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and its effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from tailpipes.
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About Robin Vercruse
Robin Vercruse is Fuel Freedom's vice president of policy and environment. Her diverse experience in both commercial and non-profit enterprises includes administration, marketing, event management, product and program management, and analytics. Robin also has a master's degree from UC Santa Barbara's Bren School of Environmental Science and Management, with a specialty in energy and climate change policy.
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There’s a regular drumbeat from petroleum interests that begrudge ethanol its share of the gasoline fuel market: “We need to let the market decide.” The latest was just last week. But there’s a problem with that argument. A monopoly is not a market.
The past year was quite a whirlwind, especially on the policy front. Unlike many advocacy organizations, Fuel Freedom was well positioned to continue progress both philosophically and with the relationships we have built over the past few years.
It’s that time of year again. Time for all of us to look back at the past 12 months, and to look ahead to the coming year. Thinking about 2016, well, it’s been quite a ride.
In simplest terms, the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards are where national security meets cleaner air.
An article at The Atlantic recently pointed to the 2012 Annual Energy Outlook from the U.S. Energy Information Administration, and the possibility that we are weaning ourselves off of foreign oil, if all goes according to plan. The United States isn’t breaking its reliance on foreign oil any time in the near future, but over the next couple of […]