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Low Carbon Fuels

Low Carbon FuelsCalifornia, followed by 11 Northeastern states, is leading the way toward low carbon fuel standards. Over time, the incentive system will mean more electric vehicles, advanced biofuels, and compressed gas, and less gasoline refined from heavy crudes, shales and sands.
President Barack Obama
Concerns center around the formula used to reach the 54.5 mpg standard, the leniency granted to big trucks and how emissions for EVs will be counted
WASHINGTON—Half-starved conservationists have been thrown so few crumbs by the Obama administration...
Aug 3, 2011 | Read More
Senator John Barrasso of Wyoming
But numerous Dept. of Defense representatives say they oppose repealing 'Section 526' because of national security and economic concerns
WASHINGTON—When chatter on Capitol Hill ramps up about kicking "526" to the curb, it doesn't mean...
Jul 25, 2011 | Read More
A single study by the U.S. Geological Survey in Minnesota is the sole source for what scientists know about crude oil behavior in aquifers
WASHINGTON—Great Plains states are risking an unknown level of environmental and economic hurt if...
Jun 15, 2011 | Read More
What was left to do later is almost as revealing – and important – as what was done.
California’s environmental bureaucracy took a series of huge, grinding steps forward last week,...
Dec 21, 2010 | Read More
Mayor Boris Johnson's plan includes a £1m pot designed to offer a reduction in the purchase price for taxi drivers upgrading to low-emission vehicles
All new London black cabs will be electric by 2020 as part of London mayor Boris Johnson's drive...
Dec 14, 2010 | Read More
UK's first permanent hydrogen bus described as 'stepping stone' to rolling out the clean technology across the country
The UK's first permanent hydrogen bus will be launched on a popular tourist route in London today...
Dec 10, 2010 | Read More
With over 100 start-ups hard at work, industry predicts it can deliver success in under a decade if granted production tax credits
The promise of making motor fuel out of pond scum is inching closer to reality as the algae...
Nov 22, 2010 | Read More
"You're not going to solve the dead zone with an energy policy that says grow corn."
Oxygen-starved "dead zones" are spreading in U.S. coastal waters because of human activities,...
Sep 8, 2010 | Read More
Both advocates and analysts say Senator Merkley's plan to end all foreign oil imports by 2030 can be done
WASHINGTON—Any country that indulges itself on roughly 25 percent of the world’s oil supply—at...
Jun 17, 2010 | Read More
California regulators tonight approved the world's first low-carbon fuel standard, a bold set of...
Apr 24, 2009 | Read More