Over a Barrel Blog
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.
The issue of air pollution has been on our minds a lot in 2017. American cities are nothing like Delhi or Beijing, where toxic smog blankets the skyline and closes schools. But air quality is still very poor in far too many parts of the United States.
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.
Last year we urged the Environmental Protection Agency to consider fuels as part of the pathway to meet the U.S. fuel economy standards. We staked out our position within the Midterm Evaluation of standards set for vehicles to be sold during model years (MY) 2022 to 2025.
This is the week we show our respect and gratitude to veterans for their service to our country. But that sentiment doesn’t have to be reserved just for Veterans Day.
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.
Reports of price-gouging for essential goods and services that came before, during and after the arrival of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma provoked widespread outrage.
Energy poverty is a global crisis. Millions of people all over the world don’t have access to basic resources they need to survive, and what’s being done today to address it isn’t working.
This summer, France and Britain declared their intent to ban all sales of new gasoline- and diesel-powered vehicles by 2040, replacing them with electric or other zero-emissions cars. Scotland wants to do the same, but by 2032.
In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, the most important thing is to ensure that those in its direct path are safe and have the help they need. We must work together to offer whatever support we can so the people impacted can return home and begin rebuilding their lives.