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At the Iowa Ag Summit in early March, only two of the GOP “contenders” outright called for an end to ethanol subsidies; Texas Senator Ted Cruz and former New York Governor George Pataki. Every one else kissed Big Corn’s ring.
From Elon Musk’s Twitter feed, @elonmusk: Tesla press conf at 9am on Thurs. About to end range anxiety … via OTA software update. Affects entire Model S fleet.
The New York Times recently published an op-ed attacking renewable fuels from the Manhattan Institute’s Robert Bryce without disclosing his ties to the oil industry, despite a directive from its former public editor for the paper to fully disclose its op-ed contributors’ financial conflicts of interest.
Alaska is heating up at twice the rate of the rest of the country—a canary in our climate coal mine. A new report shows that warming in Alaska, along with the rest of the Arctic, is accelerating as the loss of snow and ice cover begins to set off a feedback loop of further warming.
The Swedish government this week decided to scrap an arms deal with Saudi Arabia, effectively bringing to an end a decade-old defense agreement with the kingdom. The move followed complaints made by the Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom that she was blocked by the Saudis from speaking about democracy and women’s rights at a gathering […]
Texas, North Dakota, Alaska, and Oklahoma are four of the five top oil- and natural gas-producing states, and they derive a significant share of their unrestricted operating revenues from taxes on oil and natural gas production. Although California produces more oil than both Alaska and Oklahoma, its economy is much larger, making it relatively less […]
Canada proposed tough new oil tank car standards on Wednesday and said even improved tank cars coming into service now would have to be off the rails by 2025 at the latest. The announcement comes after a rash of fiery derailments in Canada and the United States, including some that involved the newer, improved rail […]
If you’re hoping to deny the reality of global warming, things aren’t looking so good for you right now. A couple of events are making it ever more clear that those vocal about it are in trouble. Deservedly.
Companies that make alternative fuels, pressured by lower oil prices and regulatory uncertainty, launched a push for legislation to make it more likely fledgling segments of the biofuels industry can survive.
Think about it this way: Every Nissan Leaf might run on electric power, but how that electricity was generated determines what greenhouse gas emissions the car is responsible for.