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  • Four Things to Know About E15

    03/13/2019 10:53:26 AM PDT · by Signalman · 23 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | 2/13/2013 | Ben Wojdyla
    E15 fuel has been certified for sale in the United States and is slowly beginning to show up at filling stations. Here's a quick rundown of what you need to know about this new fuel option. What is E15 and why should I care? E15 is shorthand for gasoline blended with 15 percent ethanol. The reason it's a big deal is that ethanol is fairly corrosive to rubber and certain metals, so it can cause damage to vital components. Ethanol also attracts and bonds with water from the air, and that water can separate out inside the tank due to...
  • Gas prices at lowest point in nearly three years, experts say

    12/20/2018 4:55:52 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    WSOC-TV ^ | December 20, 2018
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - It's no secret that gas prices are better in South Carolina. Drivers like Tawanda Moore drive across the border from Charlotte to get a deal. “It's always great. I frequently come here to the Rock Hill area to take advantage of the lower prices,” Moore said....
  • More Than 300 Local Officials From 40 States Call For Green New Deal, End Of Fossil Fuels

    12/16/2018 1:49:07 PM PST · by Libloather · 53 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 12/15/18 | Alexander C. Kaufman
    In a little over a month, the so-called Green New Deal has won endorsements from more than three dozen sitting or incoming federal lawmakers as Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) makes a high-profile bid to shift debate over climate change toward policy on the scale of the crisis. On Friday, the effort got a boost from 311 state and local officials. Forty-four mayors, 63 county and state legislators and 116 city council members were among the officials from 40 states ― including some top oil and gas producers ― who signed an open letter issuing a sweeping, full-throated call for the...
  • Macron's top-down approach to fighting climate change serves as a cautionary tale

    12/07/2018 4:59:29 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    CNN ^ | December 6, 2018 | By Laurie Garrett
    While world leaders gather in Katowice, Poland, for the COP24 climate summit, protesters in the streets of Paris have successfully forced French President Emmanuel Macron's hand, undercutting his efforts to impose a carbon tax on French energy sales. Macron has made climate change and lowering greenhouse gases a central component of both his domestic and foreign policies, only to face dramatic failure at the hands of his "yellow vest" countrymen. Macron's popularity has been low in France for months, and has now fallen to just a 23% approval rating. But the rioting across his country sends a frightening signal to...
  • France suspends controversial fuel tax after weeks of unrest

    12/04/2018 3:56:36 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 100 replies
    France suspends controversial fuel tax after weeks of unrest By James McAuley December 4 at 6:40 AM PARIS — French Prime Minister Édouard Philippe announced Tuesday that the French government would temporarily suspend the controversial carbon tax plan that triggered weeks of often violent protests around the country. To help curb climate change, the government had proposed a slew of new carbon taxes that were slated to take effect in January 2019 and were designed to wean consumers off diesel and other polluting fuels and to favor electric cars. But the price hikes those taxes represented triggered a wave of...
  • Yellow Vest Paris Protest: Marion Marechal Witnessed Far-Left Extremist Infiltration Violence

    12/03/2018 3:02:46 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/28/2018 | Chris Tomlinson
    Marion Maréchal, the niece of Rassemblement National (National Rally) leader Marine Le Pen, revealed she attended the Paris Gilets Jaunes (Yellow Vest) protests on Saturday and claimed to witness violence coming from left-wing extremists. Ms Maréchal, who dropped the ‘Le Pen’ from her name, also said that by the time violence erupted at the iconic Champs-Élysées, the real members of the movement had already left. Saying she arrived shortly after 2 pm, she said, “When I arrived on the Champs-Élysées, the real ‘Yellow Vests’ were long gone. The movement was totally absorbed by left-wing activists. We heard: ‘death to capitalism!’...
  • Shock at attack on Paris’ Arc de Triomphe during ‘Yellow Vest’ protest

    12/03/2018 10:33:22 PM PST · by Para-Ord.45 · 68 replies
    https://www.france24.com ^ | 2018-12-02 | FRANCE 24 with REUTERS and AFP
    One of France’s most revered monuments, the Arc de Triomphe, was stormed and vandalised on Saturday during the 'Yellow Vest' demonstrations, in one of the worst instances of unrest Paris has seen since the protests and riots of 1968. The interior of the Arc de Triomphe, the 19th-century arch that towers over the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the western end of Champs Elysées, was ransacked. The statue of the Marianne, the symbol of the French republic, in display at the entrance of the Arc de Triomphe museum was smashed. A video shared on Facebook shows most of the...
  • Yellow Jacket' protests in France leave gas stations running dry; Paris riots worst since 1968

    12/03/2018 12:35:01 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 87 replies
    NBC News ^ | 12/03/2018
    PARIS — "Yellow Jacket" protesters blocking access to 11 fuel depots belonging to one of the world's biggest oil companies have left gas stations running dry in France. At least 75 of the company's 2,200 gas stations were out of fuel, a spokesman for energy giant Total said Monday. For more than two weeks, protesters angry over gas taxes and the high cost of living have been blocking roads across France, impeding access to fuel depots, shopping malls and some airports. Riot police were overrun on Saturday as protesters brought chaos to Paris' fanciest neighborhoods, torching dozens of cars, looting...
  • A group of French police officers remove their helmets to show solidarity with the French [tr]

    12/03/2018 6:51:09 AM PST · by C19fan · 31 replies
    BNL News ^ | December 2, 2018 | Staff
    BREAKING: WATCH: Paris: A group of French police officers remove their helmets to show solidarity with the French people against President Emmanuel Macron, as anti Macron protests continue throughout France.
  • The Worst Riots In Generations Sparked In Paris. Here's Why.

    12/02/2018 5:40:46 PM PST · by Kaslin · 75 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 2, 2018 | Beth Bauman
    Violent protests ravaged Paris, France on Saturday when French citizens became upset about rising taxes and the high cost of living, USA Today reported. According to police, 133 were injured and 412 were arrested. This isn't the first time violent protests hit the capital. In fact, this is the third straight weekend that violence has taken place in Paris. The violence initially began on Nov. 17th when a gas tax increase was announced. The riots that took place this weekend, however, have been considered to be the worst one in a generation.French President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday visited the Arc de...
  • This is the start of a revolution': Paris rioters steal police assault rifle, torch dozens of cars

    12/01/2018 8:20:51 PM PST · by caww · 252 replies
    Dailymail ^ | UPDATED: 19:17 EST, 1 December 2018 | By PETER ALLEN and TIM STICKINGS
    'This is the start of a revolution': Paris rioters steal police assault rifle, torch dozens of cars and vow to 'stay in the streets until Christmas' as fuel protests continue into the night and spread across France - and even to Holland 'Yellow Vest' supporters staged fresh protests on the Champs-Elysees which leads to the Arc de Triomphe They vowed to continue rioting until Christmas after riot police used tear gas and water cannon to fight back Dozens of cars were torched, the Arc de Triomphe was graffitied and shops and houses were ransacked French President Emmanuel Macron promised that...
  • Macron on the Brink: Water Cannon, Tear Gas, and Stun Grenades as ‘Yellow Jackets’

    12/01/2018 9:02:14 AM PST · by mandaladon · 78 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1 Dec 2018 | Jack Montgomery
    Macron on the Brink: Water Cannon, Tear Gas, and Stun Grenades as ‘Yellow Jackets’ Storm Security Cordons(Full Title) Riot police have deployed water cannon, tear gas, and stun grenades against protesters on the Champs-Élysées in Paris, France, as the “Yellow Jackets” stage their third major rally against President Emmanuel Macron’s “green” tax hikes on fuel. The clashes on the famous avenue leading to Napoleon Bonaparte’s iconic Arc de Triomphe come as Macron is in Argentina for the G20, threatening to disrupt a planned trade deal between the European Union and South America’s Mercosur bloc over a disagreement with Brazil’s new...
  • Macron Admits France in ‘Moral Crisis’ as Protesters Demand Resignation Over Fuel Tax

    11/25/2018 11:01:19 PM PST · by 867V309 · 42 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 24 Nov 2018 | caplan
    “The challenge that is ours is to invent a new grammar,” Macron said at one point in his remarks.
  • The Latest: Macron condemns violence at French protests

    11/24/2018 7:27:31 PM PST · by mdittmar · 29 replies
    AP ^ | 11/24/2018 | AP
    <p>8:05 p.m.</p> <p>French President Emmanuel Macron has condemned violence by protesters at demonstrations against rising fuel taxes and his government.</p> <p>Macron said in a strongly worded tweet: “Shame on those who attacked (police). Shame on those who were violent against other citizens ... No place for this violence in the Republic.”</p>
  • New Venezuela fuel payment system gets off to slow start

    10/14/2018 10:34:51 AM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | 9/24/18 | Shaylim Castro
    **SNIP** The new system entails Venezuelans applying for and using a state-backed digital identification document to pay for fuel, with the government providing gas stations with wireless devices that will read the card. Leftist Maduro has said the system will limit the cross-border trading of gas, which is so heavily subsidized that drivers often do not even bother paying for it. Last week, he said the new payment system would roll out on Monday. **SNIP** “To me this system is garbage,” said Mercedes Fernandez, 41, a systems engineer. “We don’t even know how much it’s going to cost, or how...
  • DM: No fuel for Gaza until violence ends

    10/13/2018 10:08:30 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 25 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 13/101/18
    Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman (Yisrael Beytenu) on Saturday said that Israel will not provide fuel or gas to Gaza if conflicts continue. Liberman halted the transfer of fuel to Gaza on Friday, after several Gaza terrorists who detonated a bomb on the Israel-Gaza border fence and attacked an IDF position inside Israel. "As long as the violence in Gaza - including sending incendiary balloons and burning tires opposite Israeli towns - does not cease completely, we will not renew the provision of fuels and gas to Gaza," Liberman tweeted. Earlier on Saturday, Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh said that conflict...
  • Ocasio-Cortez: 'There's no debate' that fossil fuel production should stop

    10/12/2018 5:02:41 PM PDT · by Libloather · 96 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/12/18 | Lauren Lee
    Democratic House candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez rallied an audience of supporters in Washington Thursday evening with calls to implement single-payer health care and tuition-free college – along with an appeal to stop fossil fuel production entirely. Ocasio-Cortez, who is running to represent New York’s 14th Congressional District, has made no secret of her opposition to fossil fuels. She’s called for politicians to forsake donations from the industry and is pushing a “Green New Deal” plan which entails a shift to 100 percent renewable energy by 2035. But she cast her position in stark terms Thursday, during a fundraiser at a restaurant...
  • VANITY--Revamping the Wood Shed--What floor would you choose?

    08/05/2018 11:51:31 AM PDT · by AbolishCSEU · 40 replies
    We have a 12 x 24 foot lean to with a metal roof that is open on the North and South side. West wall is our garage and East wall is partially walled in. @e used to store our already seasoned/almost seasoned wood. We were using pallets before but as you know one wrong step and you do your ankle in. We are thinking of crusher run. Any advice?
  • Trump’s EPA Must Stand Firm in Fight Over Fuel-Economy Laws

    08/04/2018 8:36:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 4, 2018 | Tom Walton
    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)on Thursday proposed that the nation’s costly and counterproductive fuel-economy standards remain at 2020 levels through 2026, abandoning President Barack Obama’s plans to raise them each year. Eliminating the standards altogether would be ideal, but this move is a reasonable response to the California Air Resources Board (CARB) trying to set standards for the whole country. CARB and its sister “blue” anti-Trump states constitute 35 percent of the nation’s auto buyers, and they are threatening to go their own way and impose the Obama-era standards if EPA ultimately enacts...
  • Reduce, Freeze or Eliminate CAFÉ Fuel Standards

    06/09/2018 10:07:25 AM PDT · by rktman · 34 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 6/9/2018 | Paul Driessen
    Saying the air traffic controller work force was “too white,” the Obama Federal Aviation Administration allegedly replaced hiring standards based on science, math and ability to handle intense pressure with rules designed to increase racial diversity. It’s hard to find a more flagrant example of bureaucrats putting people’s safety and lives so low on their list of priorities. Difficult but not impossible. Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFÉ) standards also play with people’s lives. Enacted in the 1970s amid fears of imminent oil depletion, the rules require that cars and light trucks on average across each manufacturer’s entire smorgasbord of vehicles...