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Is ethanol-free gasoline heading for the end of the road?

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The Renewable Fuel Standard in place since 2007 calls for specific volumes of ethanol, but critics have tried to cap that amount while the EPA has tried to maintain or. Gasoline ethanol energy policy e85 E10 flex fuel alternative fuel vehicles e15 transportation policyThe U.S. fuel supply.

EPA Proposes Lower Increases For Ethanol In Gasoline

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In 2007, the Federal government created the Renewable Fuels Standard, requiring increased amounts of corn-based ethanol and advanced biofuels to be blended into the nation's gasoline supply. Gasoline Biofuels EPA ethanol e85 transportation policy

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Fisker reports more than $100M in revenue Jan-Apr 2012; more than $1B in funding since 2007

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The latest funding has lifted the overall financing beyond $1 billion since the start of the company in 2007. With Sport mode engaged, the gasoline engine drives the generator to provide enough electricity for 403 total system horsepower, allowing the Karma to accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 5.9 Click to enlarge. 2012 Fisker Karma.

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DOE: US gasoline taxes dropped below 20% of total price in 2015

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Japan’s gasoline taxes were nearly half of the price in those years. Gasoline prices and taxes for selected countries, 1990 and 2015.

Senate Bill Introduced To End Ethanol Mandate For Gasoline

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In 2007, Congress approved the Renewable Fuels Standard, which mandated increasing amounts of ethanol gradually be blended into the fuel supply. A decade ago, the biofuel ethanol was viewed as one way to reduce the nation''s consumption of oil for transportation fuel. Now, those rules could be struck down.

Upstream Costs of Gasoline

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The United States uses 360 million gallons of gasoline each day. One tanker-truck load, a mere 8600 gallons of gasoline, exploded on a San Francisco Bay Area Freeway early Sunday morning, and the consequences will be felt for months. Tags: gasoline

State Laws On Ethanol In Gasoline: Only Seven States Require E10 Blend

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Under the Renewable Fuels Standard passed in 2007, the Federal government requires certain volumes of ethanol to be blended into the U.S. transportation fuel supply. However, states have discretion as to how much (or how little) ethanol goes into fuels sold within their borders. And it turns out that relatively few states are doing much to.

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Gasoline, Ethanol, Crude Oil Up in Price

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AP reports: Gasoline futures rose 3.31 Tags: ethanol crude oil gasoline cents to settle at $2.1918 per gallon on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Meanwhile, alternative fuel ethanol hit a 7-month high, corresponding to an overall rise in gas prices since last August. Ethanol futures rose 4.3 to close at $63.85

Filling up a Prius vs. Plugging In a RAV4 EV

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Tags: plug-in prius gasoline electricity RAV4 EV

EIA expects gasoline consumption in US to remain below 2007 peak despite increase in travel

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STEO forecasts motor gasoline consumption to average 9.23 below its 2007 level. Brief

US total petroleum demand up in September year-on-year; highest September gasoline deliveries on record

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These September deliveries were the highest deliveries for the month in nine years, since 2007. Gasoline deliveries in September were up from the prior year, the prior year’s third quarter, and the prior year to date, but were down from the prior month. Total motor gasoline deliveries, a measure of consumer gasoline demand, moved up 1.1%

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Arnold Flexing for Flex-Fuels; Fouls Air & Guzzles More Gasoline

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As I read in the San Jose Mercury News about California's flex-fuel fleet fiasco. a near silent electric trolley bus passes by my window on Haight St in San Francisco, an old technology tried, true, and spurned by the environmental "experts" of the present and recent past. Go Yellow to go green, says GM. It's cheap to make a car flex-fuel.

The 60,000 Volt Question

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23, 2007 -- General Motors Corp. Toyota has sold more than 1 million gasoline-electric vehicles since 1997. debut.

Ford, VW Ante Up

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2007 Ford Motor Company has embarked on a bold mission to bring back the Escort name in a revolutionary new Plug-in Hybrid vehicle.

DOE Funds PHEVs

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By improving batteries for plug-in hybrids, we can help achieve the President’s goal of reducing gasoline usage by 20 percent within the decade.

Tata Takes On Air

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Negre says that technology could easily squeeze a cross country trip out of one tank of gasoline. " So, in a sense, this is an electric car.

Easy as A123

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P erhaps the most important milestone in developing Plug in Hybrids is the availability of an affordable, practical, and powerful battery pack. years.

Here Come the PHEVs

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Audi Metroproject Quattro T his has been a big week of announcements from car manufacturers. One is from the new auto start up Fisker. Join Us today.

Primus Green Energy raises $12 million for renewable gasoline technology

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developer of a proprietary process to produce gasoline and other fuels from biomass and/or natural gas ( earlier post ), has completed its third round of funding with the recent $12-million investment by IC Green Energy Ltd, the renewable energy arm of Israel Corp. Click to enlarge. Primus Green Energy Inc.,

Volt for Real?

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The Volt is the plug-in hybrid car GM showed at last January’s Detroit Auto Show. Imagine using your laptop computer on a battery. It runs down.

The Volvo Recharge

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A nother major manufacturer is unveiling their PHEV at a car show. This time, it's Volvo. Here's the story from duemotori.com.

Ford Edge Follows

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Ford to unveil plug-in fuel cell hybrid By Ken Thomas, Associated Press January 22, 2007 WASHINGTON - Ford Motor Co. And the mometum continues.

We are Green for 12V Electrical!

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

I was also able to turn on the CD player and it started playing the CD I had left in there from when the car had a gasoline (yuck!) Whew!

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Day 1

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Here is some progress in the first two hours: Covering wrenches with blue electrical tape for battery work.

GM Volts Ahead

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W e had heard rumors that GM would show something special at the Detroit Auto Show , and the rumors were true. in the future." The Chevy Volt. hours.

The Wall Street Journals

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A few months back, a reporter from the WSJ came to our offices. Here's part of his story. The whole story is here. But that's not all.

$200,000 Google.org Grant to CalCars

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It is largely thanks to Felix that hybrid owners now desire something more than a gasoline-dependent car. Bumper sticker below available here.)

Cables and CV Joints Attached

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Here's the final undercarriage which is much more sparse without the gasoline engine.

Just Cleaning Up

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This is the equivalent of the throttle on a gasoline engine. I spent the past two evenings getting the rest of life together.

Hybrid Fans to Toyota: The Next Step is Plug-in Hybrids

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This year Toyota makes its SUVs and trucks even larger. What do people actually want? To Toyota's credit, they published the results.

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Wiring up the Controller Harness

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Today, I installed the last kit piece that I have from Electro Automotive: the motor controller wiring harness. This made the installation much easier.

End of Day 2

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There's no going back to gasoline now! Most of today was spent just taking the car apart. Fuel compartment without fuel tank.

Motor/Transmission Attached!

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Since I don't have a transmission jack, I chose to put the motor back in the car the same way that I removed the gasoline engine.

Getting Old Batteries and Fixing the VDO Clock

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Whew, today was a long day. Bob at NW Yamaha was great and sold me some old 8-volt batteries for $5 apiece. Things are starting to move forward

Chevy Volt & Ford Airstream: The Plug-in that Could Be & the Plug-in that Couldn't Possibly

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GM's vehicle is eminently buildable today, as it relies on two energy sources that are available: grid electricity and gasoline.

EIA: Estimated US 2012 gasoline consumption low compared to five-year average

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US gasoline consumption in the first quarter of 2012, which averaged about 8.5 US gasoline consumption peaked in 2007 at 9.3

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New House bill seeks to limit ethanol in gasoline to current usage

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Pretty much since its passage in 2007, the Renewable Fuel Standard has been a controversial piece of legislation. Enacted as part of the Energy Independence and Security Act, it requires increasing amounts of ethanol to be blended with gasoline. ethanol energy policy congress E10 e15 transportation policy Renewable Fuel Standard

BMW H2 BS

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Especially a super luxury car that switches to gasoline with the flick of a finger. The gasoline-only production version of this car, the 7 Series, is available today for between $75,800 and $122,600. Terry Tamminen, Arnold's green guru, showed up at the Santa Monica AltCar Show in a BMW Hydrogen 7.

$98.62

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Stockpiles of gasoline also dropped, the government reported Wednesday. Demand for gasoline over the past four weeks was 0.8 Stockpiles of gasoline also dropped by 800,000 barrels, or 0.4 One 11am EST AP report in the NY Times •U.S. oil supplies fell last week for the third straight period. percent higher than a year earlier. •.prices

Toyota Hot and Cold on Plug-in Hybrids

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According to Autos Insider of July 12, 2007 Toyota, which has sold 1 million hybrids worldwide, including 750,000 in the United States, over the last decade, said converting a hybrid risks vehicle fires, and actually increases greenhouse gas emissions. After all, grid electricity is cleaner and cheaper than gasoline.