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  • Oxford graduates ‘give back’ degree to protest over fossil fuels investment

    05/25/2015 5:24:54 AM PDT · by Libloather · 20 replies
    Blue and Green Tomorrow ^ | 5/25/14 | Ilaria Bertini
    Almost 70 Oxford alumni have symbolically handed back their degrees to criticise the university’s weak policy on fossil fuels investment – which excludes only direct investment in oil sands and coal but fails to address other money invested in unsustainable sources of energy. Oxford University announced last week it would maintain its position of not having direct investment in high-risk oil sands and coal; it also pledged to follow environmental and social criteria for its investment. However, many have noted this policy does not go far enough, since it doesn’t rule out investment in all dirty energy sources. As a...
  • The Death of the Green Energy Movement

    05/17/2015 8:56:44 PM PDT · by iowamark · 19 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | May 08, 2015 | Stephen Moore
    The green energy movement in America is dead. May it rest in peace. No, a majority of American energy over the next 20 years is not going to come from windmills and solar panels. One important lesson to be learned from the green energy fad’s rapid and expensive demise is that central planning doesn’t work. What crushed green energy was the boom in shale oil and gas along with the steep decline in the price of fossil fuel that few saw coming just a few years ago. A new International Energy Agency report concedes that green energy is in fast...
  • Producing jet fuel compounds from fungus

    05/06/2015 11:57:27 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 31 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | 05-05-2015 | Provided by Washington State University
    Washington State University researchers have found a way to make jet fuel from a common black fungus found in decaying leaves, soil and rotting fruit. The researchers hope the process leads to economically viable production of aviation biofuels in the next five years. The researchers used Aspergillus carbonarius ITEM 5010 to create hydrocarbons, the chief component of petroleum, similar to those in aviation fuels. Led by Birgitte Ahring, director and Battelle distinguished professor of the Bioproducts, Sciences and Engineering Laboratory at WSU Tri-cities, the researchers published their work in the April edition of Fungal Biology. The fungus produced the most...
  • Low-tech thieves target customers at Sonoma County gas stations

    04/30/2015 8:46:10 PM PDT · by rey · 18 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | 30 April 2015 | PAUL PAYNE
    Ishara Sweeney couldn’t put her finger on it, but something was odd about the gas pump at the Santa Rosa Chevron station. The hose seemed out of place and the numbers began moving before she squeezed the handle. They stopped suddenly at $36.36 but she didn’t hear a click sound. Sweeney was further baffled when she got back into her Toyota Corolla after believing she had fueled up and saw the needle hadn’t moved on her gas gauge. It wasn’t until a knowing attendant arrived that she learned she was the victim of a scam. “I felt pretty dumb,” said...
  • Obama honors Earth Day by using 9,180 gallons of jet fuel — that’s just the start

    04/22/2015 8:17:18 AM PDT · by PROCON · 19 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | April 22, 2015 | Joseph Curl
    President Obama is celebrating Earth Day by flying in his jumbo jet down to Florida so he can tour the Everglades. The 1,836-mile roundtrip will consume 9,180 gallons of fuel on Air Force One, according to CBS White House reporter Mark Knoller. And that’s just the president’s plane. There will a half-dozen support planes along for the trip, Marine One helicopters, and a 25- to 30-vehicle motorcade belching exhaust into the air.
  • Cheap Gas Helps Pull the Plug on Electric Cars [Good News on Earth Day!]

    04/22/2015 4:10:53 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    Time ^ | 4/22/15 | Brad Tuttle
    Sales of the Nissan Leaf and other electric cars have dipped thus far in 2015, and automakers have resorted to price cuts to boost interest in plug-ins.
  • Ahmadinejad and JFK

    06/05/2007 4:42:39 PM PDT · by neverdem · 8 replies · 699+ views
    New York Sun ^ | June 5, 2007 | Staff Editorial
    The thing that caught our eye in the plot to blow up John F. Kennedy International Airport and its oil lines concerns a detail in respect of the arrest of one of the key Guyanese suspects. It was the fact that the former member of the Guyanese legislature who was fingered in the plot, Abdul Kadir, was arrested in Trinidad on his way to Caracas, Venezuela. According to Mr. Kadir's wife, who was quoted in the Guyanese press, he was there to pick up an Iranian visa that would enable him to attend an Islamic conference in Tehran. No doubt...
  • 18 wheeler with over 32 tons of weight achieved 12.2 mpg which is over double regular efficiency

    04/01/2015 4:20:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    Next Big Future ^ | March 30, 2015 | Brian Wang
    Daimler Trucks North America’s (DTNA) SuperTruck program has achieved 115 percent freight efficiency improvement – surpassing the Department of Energy (DOE) program’s goal of 50 percent improvement and exhibiting the best results of all reporting OEMs. Testing was also conducted at the DTNA Detroit engineering facility to demonstrate engine efficiency by achieving 50.2 percent engine brake thermal efficiency. The final SuperTruck demonstrator ran a five-day, 312-mile round trip route on Texas Interstate 35 between San Antonio and Dallas, at a weight of 65,000 lbs GVWR at a speed of 65 mph, where it achieved an average result of 12.2 mpg.Solutions...
  • Trucking Industry Sues Oregon Over Fuel Law

    03/25/2015 7:01:15 AM PDT · by Twotone · 14 replies
    Roll Call ^ | March 24, 2015 | Staff
    Oregon’s new governor Kate Brown two weeks ago signed into a law a bill requiring distributors to reduce the carbon “intensity” of vehicle fuel by 10 percent over the next decade. Now the American Trucking Associations has joined with the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers and the Consumer Energy Alliance in suing Oregon to block the fuel standards. “The Oregon program is set up to give a big boost to Oregon’s small biofuel industry, without reducing net greenhouse gas emissions, and at the expense of higher fuel costs for everyone,” said ATA Vice President for Energy and Environmental Affairs Glen...
  • Motor Fuel Lawsuit

    02/16/2015 9:51:12 AM PST · by Paul46360 · 39 replies
    "Persons or entities that purchased gasoline or diesel fuel (“Plaintiffs”) on or after January 1, 2001, in the following States and jurisdictions –– Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, D.C., Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands (the “States at Issue”) – brought lawsuits claiming that selling motor fuel without disclosing or adjusting for the effects of temperature violates consumer protection and other laws. All of the cases relating to the States at Issue and all...
  • Tweaking Bacteria, Scientists Turn Sunlight Into Liquid Fuel

    02/11/2015 3:20:59 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    National Geographic News ^ | February 9, 2015 | Christina Nunez
    Daniel Nocera's artificial leaf splits water using the sun's energy, but the world isn't yet set up to use the hydrogen gas it produces. New research uses bacteria to convert the hydrogen to liquid fuel. Daniel Nocera pioneered an "artificial leaf" that mimics the real thing, using only the sun and water to produce energy. He's touted the silicon cell as a breakthrough that could allow every home to become its own power station. His compelling concept, unveiled a few years ago, attracted a lot of publicity but hasn't quite taken off. The leaf—a cheap, wafer-thin device—works well, Nocera says,...
  • Why Didn't the Media-Proclaimed Experts Predict the Oil Price Plunge?

    01/20/2015 6:38:02 PM PST · by servo1969 · 32 replies
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 1-20-2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: This is a good point here. A story by Alex Pollock at Real Clear Markets: "Why Did No One Predict the Oil-Price Collapse?" This interests me. "We have just had a free fall in one of the most important prices in the world-the price of oil. Looking back, we are keenly aware that it dropped about 60% from its 2014 high to its recent low. Although some people thought the price of oil would go down, nobody (at least nobody that I can find) publicly predicted anything like this big a drop. Why? Oil prices went from $108 a...
  • Ban on Fossil Fuels Needed to Save Planet [satire]

    01/13/2015 7:58:21 AM PST · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 11 Jan 2015 | John Semmens
    A study prepared by University College, London says severe restrictions on the use of fossil fuels are needed to prevent a forecast 2ş centigrade increase in temperature over the next 100 years. Lead researcher Dr Christophe McGlade asserted that “decreasing the global consumption of fossil fuels is both essential and attainable. Humans can survive without these polluting commodities. In colder climates people can wear more layers of warmer clothing. We can drastically reduce the amount of combustion used to keep warm.” “In warmer climates people can let their own bodies’ sweat evaporation process keep them cool,” McGlade pointed out. “I...
  • Why Gas Feels Cheap—and Why It’s Not, Historically Speaking

    01/03/2015 10:08:58 AM PST · by Theoria · 18 replies
    WSJ ^ | 02 Jan 2015 | Jo Craven McGinty
    Recent Price Plunge Looks Good After Years of High Costs, but Fill-Ups Were Less Expensive From 1986-2003 U.S. gasoline prices are the lowest they’ve been in five years. And they feel even cheaper because they come on the heels of the highest gas prices consumers have paid in three decades.In 2012, the national annual average for a gallon of regular unleaded gas—the yardstick for gauging prices—hit a high of $3.77, capping a series of years in which the average exceeded $3 a gallon. Before that, the last time the average was so high was in the early 1980s, when, adjusted...
  • Mark Dayton wants to limit tax increases to transportation funding

    12/31/2014 7:06:21 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 6 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 12-31-14 | David Montgomery
    Minnesota's highway needs can't be met without more tax revenue, Gov. Mark Dayton said Tuesday -- setting him up for a possible clash with the new Republican majority in the House. Dayton is finalizing his 2016-17 budget proposal, which aims to raise what he says is the $6 billion Minnesota's roads need over the next 10 years. The plan calls for a 6.5 percent wholesale surtax on gasoline -- separate from the existing 28.5 cents-per-gallon tax already levied. That means the tax would bring in more money when gas prices increase. "Our transportation systems are getting worse," Dayton said. "Anybody...
  • Fuel prices going up as greenhouse regulations hit gas, diesel fuels *(Kalifornia)

    12/30/2014 12:52:20 PM PST · by Signalman · 25 replies
    WUWT ^ | 12/30/2014 | Anthony Watts/Josh Richman
    By Josh Richman San Jose Mercury News 12/29/14 07:18 PM After months of seeing gas prices sink ever lower, Californians will ring in 2015 by paying more at the pump as a result of the state’s landmark greenhouse-gas emissions law. But how much more we’ll pay, and whether it’s worth it, remains bitterly debated among oil companies, some state lawmakers and environmentalists. Starting Thursday, gasoline and diesel producers will be subject to the state’s cap-and-trade system, forcing them either to supply lower-carbon fuels — which are more expensive to produce — or to buy pollution permits for the greenhouse gases...
  • Ten Reasons Why Per-Mile Tolling Is a Better Highway User Fee than Fuel Taxes

    12/29/2014 3:44:05 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 93 replies
    Reason ^ | 2-13-2014 | Robert Poole
    This policy brief focuses on the challenge of developing a viable, user-friendly, per-mile charging system to replace fuel taxes for the nation's major highways. In doing so, it outlines 10 reasons why per-mile tolling is a better highway user fee than fuel taxes. Reason 1: Per-mile tolling is a direct, rather than indirect, user fee. Motorists would pay for the amount of service they received; they would pay providers directly for providing that service; and they would know exactly how much they were paying and what they were getting for it. Reason 2: Per-mile tolling is a sustainable long-term funding...
  • Revenge at the fuel pump

    12/21/2014 10:42:52 AM PST · by Patriot777 · 27 replies
    Liveleak.com ^ | December 21, 2014; 10 hours ago | unknown
    That was hilarious!
  • Fuel cans from hell

    12/21/2014 8:20:29 AM PST · by rey · 64 replies
    What is wrong with environmental wackos that they think the laws of physics do not apply to them? The screwy new fuel cans that have no vent are impossible to use. Supposedly the vent will release something undesirable into the air but as that vent is only open when the can is I cannot imagine having a vent is worse than having the can open. Without a vent, the can sort of glugs splashing fuel about, certainly more harmful that vapors and more wasteful. Typical moronic ideas based on desires and not reality.
  • Many States Now Have $2 Gasoline, Analyst Says

    12/20/2014 3:34:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    North Country Public Radio ^ | December 20, 2014 | Scott Neuman
    <p>Remember when we told you earlier this month that a gas station in Oklahoma City had lowered its price for regular unleaded to $1.99 a gallon?</p> <p>Well, now that trend is nationwide: GasBuddy.com, which monitors prices across the country, says the $1.99 sign is up over pumps in 24 states. The national average is at $2.43 a gallon, but at one filling station in Springfield, Mo., it was only $1.93.</p>
  • Group tried to steal more than 900 gallons of fuel from West Boca station, deputies say

    11/24/2014 9:46:23 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | November 24, 2014 | Adam Sacasa,
    A West Boca gas station owner set up cameras to catch six people trying to steal more than 900 gallons of fuel on Friday, according to a Palm Beach County Sheriff's arrest report. The owner of the Chevron station in the 11000 block of West Palmetto Park Road told deputies that gas had been stolen for the past few nights, leading him to set up the surveillance.
  • Why airfare keeps rising despite lower oil prices

    11/17/2014 5:58:11 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 17, 2014 5:45 PM EST | Scott Mayerowitz
    U.S. airlines are saving tens of millions of dollars every week because of lower prices for jet fuel, their largest expense. So why don't they share some of the savings with passengers? Simply put: Airlines have no compelling reason to offer any breaks. Planes are full. Investors want a payout. And new planes are on order. In fact, fares are going higher. And those bag fees that airlines instituted in 2008 when fuel prices spiked aren’t going away either. …
  • An Industrial-Size Generator That Runs on Waste Heat, Using No Fuel

    10/10/2014 12:47:46 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 22 replies
    MIT Technology Review ^ | October 9, 2014 | By Kevin Bullis
    Startup Alphabet Energy has its first product: what it says is the world’s largest thermoelectric generator. Power plants waste huge amounts of energy as heat—about 40 to 80 percent of the total in the fuel they burn. A new device could reduce that waste, cutting fuel consumption and carbon emissions by as much as 3 percent and saving companies millions of dollars. (Three percent might not seem like much, but for context, air travel accounts for 2 percent of worldwide carbon dioxide emissions.) The generator makes use of a novel, highly efficient thermoelectric material discovered recently at the University of...
  • Scientists create renewable fossil fuel alternative using bacteria

    09/02/2014 11:36:16 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 20 replies
    Phys.org ^ | 09/02/2014 | Provided by Imperial College London
    The development is a step towards commercial production of a source of fuel that could one day provide an alternative to fossil fuels. Propane is an appealing source of cleaner fuel because it has an existing global market. It is already produced as a by-product during natural gas processing and petroleum refining, but both are finite resources. In its current form it makes up the bulk of LPG (liquid petroleum gas), which is used in many applications, from central heating to camping stoves and conventional motor vehicles. In a new study, the team of scientists from Imperial College London and...
  • Killing Marine Life with Ethanol

    07/19/2014 10:40:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 19, 2014 | Paul Driessen
    Ethanol and other biofuel mandates and subsidies got started when politicians bought into claims that we are rapidly depleting our petroleum, and fossil-fuel-driven global warming is boiling the planet. Hydraulic fracturing destroyed the depletion myth. It also reminds us that “peak oil” applies only if we wrongly assume that resource needs and technologies never change. The 18-year “hiatus” in planetary warming has forced alarmists to change their terminology to climate change, climate disruption and extreme weather mantras – which allow them to continue demanding that we stop using the hydrocarbons that provide 82% of the energy that makes our economy,...
  • More Fuel Efficient Cars Causing Highway Trust Fund to Go Broke

    07/07/2014 7:38:43 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 53 replies
    www.weeklystandard.com ^ | 9:24 AM, Jul 7, 2014 | By GEOFFREY NORMAN
    Washington needs more money and if it doesn’t get it, your morning commute will become: a) more expensive b) more unpleasant c) both The problem, you see, is that the Highway Trust Fund is "going broke,” by the Beltway’s curious definition of the phrase. It is sort of the way that after a round of painful “cuts,” spending somehow still goes up. The Highway Trust Fund takes in more than 18 cents on every gallon of gasoline sold in this country, so there is plenty of revenue. Just not enough to meet Washington’s needs and desires. People are driving more...
  • Report: Pentagon Paid $150 Per Gallon for Green Jet Fuel

    05/07/2014 6:34:09 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    The Washinton Free Beacon ^ | May 7, 2014 | Lachlan Markay
    The Department of Defense (DOD) paid $150 per gallon for alternative jet fuel made from algae, more than 64 times the current market price for standard carbon-based fuels, according to a report released on Wednesday. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) noted in its report that a Pentagon official reported paying “about $150 per gallon for 1,500 gallons of alternative jet fuel derived from algal oil.” GAO’s report examined the financial challenges facing increased purchases and use of alternative jet fuels by federal agencies. “Currently, the price for alternative jet fuels exceeds that of conventional jet fuel,” the report noted. The...
  • Burning aborted babies for electricity? Happening right here in the USA

    04/24/2014 7:09:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/24/2014 | Rick Moran
    British Columbia authorities admit that they are sending the remains of aborted babies to Oregon so that they can be burned to generate electricity.LifeSite News: British Columbia, April 23, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The British Columbia Health Ministry has admitted that the remains of babies destroyed by abortion in B.C. facilities are ending up in a waste-to-power facility in the United States, providing electricity for residents of Oregon. The province’s Health Ministry said in an email to the B.C. Catholic that “biomedical waste” shipped to the U.S. to be incinerated includes “human tissue, such as surgically removed cancerous tissue, amputated limbs,...
  • US gasoline prices reach six-month high as ethanol climbs

    04/02/2014 6:58:35 AM PDT · by thackney · 33 replies
    Bloomberg News via Fuel Fix ^ | April 2, 2014 | Barbara Powell
    Link only due to Bloomberg content
  • Obama OKs nuke deal with Vietnam (sale of nuclear fuel and technology only)

    02/24/2014 4:09:03 PM PST · by Libloather · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/24/14 | Julian Pecquet
    President Obama signed off Monday on a controversial civilian nuclear deal with Vietnam. The cooperation agreement with the communist nation allows the U.S. to sell nuclear fuel and technology to its former foe. It aims to help guarantee Vietnams' energy independence as China asserts a more prominent role in the region. “I have determined that the performance of the Agreement will promote, and will not constitute an unreasonable risk to, the common defense and security,” Obama wrote in a memo for the secretaries of State and Energy. The deal aims to get Vietnam to import the fuel it needs for...
  • Obama orders even more EPA regulations for more fuel-efficient “super trucks”

    02/18/2014 4:32:48 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/18/2014 | Erika Johnsen
    In keeping with his trending pattern of throwing bureaucratic bones to environmentalist groups whilst doing everything he can think of to “act where Congress won’t” (like his administration’s decision last week to initiate a $1 billion “climate resilience fund” that will combat problems of the Obama administration’s own making the effects of weather around the country), President Obama announced today the latest round of fuel-efficiency regulations to be handed down on high from the ever wise and abstemious Environmental Protection Agency: Speaking at a Safeway distribution center in Maryland, Obama instructed environmental and transportation agencies to get to work on...
  • Obama orders up new mileage standards for big rigs

    02/18/2014 10:32:02 AM PST · by jazusamo · 120 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 18, 2014 | Ben Wolfgang
    Linking increased fuel economy to the larger issue of economic growth, President Obama on Tuesday directed his administration to write new rules to improve mileage for the nation’s big-rig trucks. Mr. Obama made the announcement during a speech at a suburban Maryland Safeway distribution center and cast it as the latest move in his so-called “year of action,” a time he’ll act without Congress wherever possible. “Improving gas mileage for these trucks is going to drive down our oil imports even further,” Mr. Obama said. “That reduces carbon pollution even more, cuts down on businesses’ fuel costs, which should pay...
  • Making Moonshine At Home Is On The Rise. But It's Still Illegal

    01/27/2014 2:03:55 PM PST · by Theoria · 90 replies
    NPR ^ | 27 Jan 2014 | Alastair Bland
    Within days after each season premiere and season finale of the Discovery Channel's reality show "Moonshiners," they come — a small but perceptible wave of people — to purchase suspiciously large amounts of corn, sugar and hardy strains of fermenting yeast at Austin Homebrew Supply. "We know what they're up to," says Chris Ellison, the manager of the Texas store.That is, it's obvious they're planning to ferment the sugars from grain or fruit juice into alcohol, then distill the resulting mid-strength beverage into high-alcohol hooch.Making spirits at home with plans to drink it is against federal law. Only with the...
  • TransCanada CEO: I remain “very confident” President Obama will approve Keystone XL

    12/24/2013 1:41:18 PM PST · by rktman · 4 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 12/23/2013 | Erika Johnsen
    TransCanada Corp. Chief Executive Officer Russ Girling said he is “very confident” the controversial Keystone XL pipeline will be approved by President Barack Obama. In a recent interview with Bloomberg TV, Girling said the review process is near its end and he expects a decision “in the coming weeks we’d see a permit … that’s our hope.” “I remain very confident. It’s a very important project” and the safest way to move oil to the U.S., Girling said. “I remain 100% confident this project makes sense for energy security and all the jobs and economic benefits that come with it,”...
  • Sen. Grassley supports ethanol production despite negative claims

    12/20/2013 11:02:32 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 12 replies
    WQAD ^ | 11-13-13 | Katrina Lamansky,
    Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley sides with the Iowa Corn Growers Association as ethanol production came under fire. According to an investigation by the Associated Press, ethanol production puts added stress on the environment through erosion and fertilizer pollution. AP reported that “the ethanol era has proven far more damaging to the environment than politicians promised and much worse than the government admits today.” The Iowa Corn Growers Association disagreed, saying they have reduced fertilizer use and that plants have become more efficient in utilizing what they produce.
  • U.S. shale oil trade goes waterborne in 2014, says Freepoint ("logistical bottlenecks")

    11/26/2013 9:11:52 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 7, 2013 | Jeanine Prezioso, Editor, North American Power & Gas Forum
    In 2012, it was the oil tanker-truck trade. This year, the oil-by-rail boom inundated the U.S. East and Gulf coasts. In 2014, the shale revolution hits the water, says U.S. commodity merchant Freepoint Commodities. A dramatic slump in U.S. cash crude prices in recent weeks has vividly shown that the unrelenting rise in shale oil production from North Dakota and Texas is rapidly nearing the point of saturation for Gulf Coast refiners, likely forcing more and more cargoes up the East Coast on tankers. The swell of crude emerging from the Bakken in North Dakota, plus the Eagle Ford and...
  • U.S. EPA Issues Renewable Fuel Rules (For 2013 16.55 billion gallons required)

    08/06/2013 11:33:56 AM PDT · by xzins · 44 replies
    Finance.Yahoo ^ | 6 Aug 13 | Paul Ausick
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today issued a final rule for the amount of renewable fuels to be added to the nation’s transportation fuel supply in 2013. The most publicized issue related to renewable fuels has been the ethanol “blend wall,” the theoretical point at which ethanol use will be surpassed by the amount of ethanol required by law. As Americans drive less, demand for gasoline falls also reducing demand for ethanol. Because blenders are required either to use the mandated amount, regardless of demand, or pay for credits for the amount they don’t use, the EPA has been...
  • Aviat Introduces CNG-Powered Husky ( Aircraft )

    07/30/2013 9:53:05 AM PDT · by taildragger · 12 replies
    Aero-News ^ | Tue, Jul 30, 2013 | Staff Author
    Dual-Fuel Configuration In Proof-Of-Concept Airplane Airplane manufacturer Aviat Aircraft, Inc. and Minneapolis-based Aviation Foundation of America, will unveil the first dual fuel, piston powered aircraft to operate on both compressed natural gas (CNG) and aviation gasoline. The Aviat Husky CNG will be on display outside the Innovations Pavilion throughout AirVenture 2013 this week.
  • 'fancy heat' Chafing Fuel

    07/25/2013 11:18:34 AM PDT · by virgil283 · 39 replies
    Campers and preppers : I'm finding these chafing heaters at 99 cent stores. They will burn for 2 hours with enough heat to cook a small meal.
  • United Airlines to install 'winglets' on planes to save fuel

    07/22/2013 6:29:41 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 77 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 21, 2013 | Hugo Martin
    With airlines operating on razor-thin profit margins, carriers are pulling out all the stops to cut costs. The latest example is United Airlines, which plans to install new angled tips to the ends of the wings on more than 140 of its 737-model jets beginning next year.
  • State Gas Taxes Head Higher (Here are the states with highest/lowest gasoline taxes/gallon)

    04/04/2013 8:56:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 04/04/2013 | KEITH JOHNSON
    Maryland's decision last month to raise its gasoline tax highlights a trend taking shape across the country: States are increasingly opting to raise gas taxes and other fees to fund road repairs and maintenance. Gasoline consumption is down nationwide, thanks to more fuel-efficient vehicles and the slow pace of the economic recovery. Gas taxes also have mostly stayed constant in nominal terms, even as the cost of road repairs and construction rises in line with inflation or faster. The combination means money for roads—usually drawn from gas taxes—is increasingly falling short of what is needed. The gas-tax increases come on...
  • EPA to unveil plan to clean up tailpipe pollution that critics say would raise gas prices

    03/29/2013 4:35:50 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 16 replies
    fox news ^ | 3/29/2013 | fox news
    The White House is planning to unveil a proposal by the Environmental Protection Agency that aims to clean up gasoline and automobile emissions, a plan officials say will lead to cleaner air but also higher gas prices. The so-called Tier 3 standards would reduce sulfur in gasoline by more than 60 percent and reduce nitrogen oxides by 80 percent, by expanding across the country a standard already in place in California. It would go into effect in 2017. The oil industry, Republicans and some Democrats have pressed the EPA to delay the rule, saying it would be unwise to impose...
  • EPA taking aim at auto emissions, sulfur in gas (Gas will cost more)

    03/29/2013 8:11:20 AM PDT · by illiac · 21 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 3/29/13 | Dina Capiello
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Reducing sulfur in gasoline and tightening emissions standards on cars beginning in 2017, as the Obama administration is proposing, would come with costs as well as rewards. The cost at the pump for cleaner air across the country could be less than a penny or as high as 9 cents a gallon, depending on who is providing the estimate. An oil industry study says the proposed rule being unveiled Friday by the administration could increase gasoline prices by 6 cents to 9 cents a gallon. The Environmental Protection Agency estimates an increase of less than a penny...
  • EPA Fuel Rule Will Raise Prices At The Pump

    03/29/2013 11:42:33 AM PDT · by LD Jackson · 4 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 03/29/13 | LD Jackson
    If there is one thing we can depend on, it's that liberals will be liberals. That includes the liberals who are running the EPA. Leave it to these guys to figure out a way to "save the environment" and raise fuel prices at the same time. That's exactly what a new rule the EPA is set to announce will do. According to news reports, the EPA wants to do more to clean up automobile and gasoline emissions. Thus, the new rule, which will kill two birds with one stone. (Fox News) The proposal, released Friday morning, aims to reduce sulfur...
  • Hydrogen on demand from silicon nanospheres - just add water

    01/23/2013 10:55:20 AM PST · by ShadowAce · 21 replies
    The Register ^ | 23 January 2013 | Richard Chirgwin
    “Instant energy, just add water” – you might expect the expression under an ACME label in an old Warner Bros cartoon, but not from a University. However, researchers at the University of Buffalo in New York have demonstrated that nano-particles of silicon react with water to produce the non-toxic silicic acid and release hydrogen. The reaction is well known, but the university says using 10nm spheres of silicon works 1,000 times faster than bulk silicon. Published in Nano Letters, the experiment didn’t require external heat or light to release the hydrogen, which was captured by the researchers to power a...
  • House GOP plans to put fuel standard on trial in next Congress

    12/15/2012 5:34:41 PM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/15/12 | Zack Colman
    House GOP plans to put fuel standard on trial in next CongressBy Zack Colman - 12/15/12 04:13 PM ET House Republicans plan to put the renewable fuel standard on trial next Congress, a House Energy and Commerce Committee aide told The Hill. Committee staff is gearing up for hearings on the subject, citing recent concerns from the AAA motor club, automakers and the oil industry that the rule is pushing a high-ethanol fuel blend onto the market they say will damage cars. “If Congress observes the data, I think they will conclude we are putting the consumer at risk currently,”...
  • gas storage options question

    11/03/2012 9:08:05 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 76 replies
    me ^ | 11-3-12 | TurboZamboni
    What are the best long term gas storage options("long" being 2-3 years) It will be in a non-climate controlled shed with summer temps up to 100 and winter down to -30.
  • Cuomo: Gas Crunch Should Ease Soon (Amazed At How Quickly It Can All Go Bad)

    11/02/2012 8:54:25 AM PDT · by NYer · 27 replies
    Daily Politics ^ | November 2, 2012
    Gov. Cuomo said the gas crisis caused by Superstorm Sandy should ease now that the Coast Guard has lifted the tanker restrictions in the harbor.Cuomo during a pre-taped interview with Sirius/XM radio, said the Coast Guard closed New York Harbor because containers blew off ships that could cause navigation and other problems, including hull breaches.That kept gas tankers from coming to New York City.On Thursday, the restrictions were lifted, Cuomo said."The fuel situation should be abated soon," he said.He warned against price gauging, saying the Attorney General's Office will prosecute anyone who does.Cuomo during the interview said he has to...
  • New Yorkers in fuel scramble as storm-hit pumps dry up

    10/31/2012 4:08:16 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 33 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | October 30,2012 | By David Sheppard and Edward McAllister
    Drivers and homeowners scrambled to secure fuel for their cars and generators in the U.S. Northeast on Wednesday as storm-hit gasoline stations started to run dry. More than half of all gasoline service stations in the New York City area and New Jersey were shut because of depleted fuel supplies and power outages, frustrating attempts to restore normal life, industry officials said. Reports of long lines, dark stations and empty tanks circulated across the region. Some station owners were unable to pump fuel due to a lack of power, while others quickly ran their tanks dry because of increased demand...
  • US To Get Redesigned Tata Nano

    10/15/2012 6:31:35 PM PDT · by nascarnation · 42 replies
    The Truth About Cars ^ | 10/15/2012 | Derek Kreindler
    Tata CEO Ratan Tata has apparently decided to sell the Tata Nano minicar in the United States, even as Tata lacks though proper sales channel. In an interview with Automotive News, the company namesake said that a redesigned Nano, with features like traction control, a more powerful engine and power steering, could go on sale at a price below $10,000 in three years time. But a distribution channel is still a giant question mark, with Tata saying ”We have to give a lot of thought to how we would distribute the car,” and little else. Tata’s remarks came at the...