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Wendy Greuel Our Best Bet To Get To 100% Renewable Energy In Time

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Joe Galliani in Keep Hermosa Hermosa hat receiving his 2014 Environmental Hero Award from the City of Manhattan Beach and V.O.I.C.E. And the L.A.

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Bills To Kill Renewable Fuel Law, Ban E15 Ethanol Fuel Likely Doomed

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Representative Bob Goodlatte [R-VA] introduced two bills in February that together would eliminate the Renewable Fuels Act passed in 2007 and ban E15 from the nation's gasoline pumps. The addition of ethanol to gasoline has now been a political hot potato in the U.S. for more than a decade.

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EPA Proposes To Cut Ethanol Requirement For Gasoline

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In 2007, Congress passed the Energy Independence and Security Act, which includes a Renewable Fuel Standard requiring certain amounts of ethanol to be blended into the national fuel supply. EPA ethanol energy policy transportation policy Renewable Fuel StandardAnd last week, the U.S.

V2G Test Drive

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Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colo. The remaining three PHEVs will be used in the company’s fleet.

DOE Funds PHEVs

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The submission deadline is Thursday, May 31, 2007. T he Department of Energy is moving forward to develop advanced batteries for PHEV s.

Silicon Valley V2G Plug-in Hybrid Demo

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Add some solar panels to the mix and you've got the makings of a comprehensive policy: prioritize renewable electricity, plug-in cars and V2G.

EPA proposes volume requirements for Renewable Fuel Standard for 2014-2016

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Proposed Renewable Fuels Volumes (million gallons). Total renewable fuel. Total renewable fuel. Total renewable fuel. The proposed 2016 standard for total renewable fuel is nearly 1.5 These proposed volumes would allow volumes of conventional (non-advanced) renewable fuel of up to 13.25, 13.40, and 14.00

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Ethanol and Ozone

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Of our "alternative fuel" options, only electricity can truly be made renewably (wind, solar, geothermal, small hydro), with no carbon or other noxious emissions. Tags: renewable electricity ethanol. There are so many reasons ethanol shouldn't be priority #1 in America's quest for petroleum replacement. ozone

Why Not Ethanol? Yet Another Reason

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Tags: ethanol Ronald Minsk tortillas renewable electricity ethanol myth electric cars electric utilities

EPA finalizes 2012 Renewable Fuel Standards; cellulosic biofuels category comes in at 0.006%

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Total renewable fuels (15.2 generate cellulosic Renewable Identification Numbers (RINs). Earlier post.) billion gallons; 0.91%).

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Senate Strives for Palatable Energy Bill; Plug-in Credits In

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As presently consitituted, the Senate bill drops the requirement of electricity generators to achieve 15% renewable sources, but includes higher CAFE standards and major provisions for plug-ins, including conversions. The Detroit News is reporting on the efforts in the Senate to craft a viable energy bill. Over 200,000 PHEVs.

EPA Says No: Dems Get Rolled Again

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To get a bill the president would sign, out dropped any challenge to big oil's obscene profits, a national renewable electricity standard, overwhelmingly popular wind and solar tax credits, and plug-in hybrid credits that might truly jumpstart an alternative automotive future. It took less than 12 hours. The Democrats got rolled again.

German Battery, German Electric Car?

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The country has admirably pushed renewable electricity generation, offering subsidies and incentives greater than most any other nation. Li-tec is said to be working in cooperation with Bosch and Volkswagen, which has heightened interest. German Greens have bought into hydrogen hype as much as California regulators.

Everybody Happy: Bush to Sign Do-little Energy Bill

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The reality, however, is no removal of tax breaks for Big Oil; no 15% renewables standard for utilities; no plug-in hybrid incentives. The opening line of the Detroit News story says all you need to know: The House approved a stripped-down energy bill Tuesday and sent it to President George Bush, who is expected to sign the legislation.

Sierra Club California Weighs in for Electric Cars at CARB

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H2 is most often produced by cracking natural gas, even if the talk is all about "renewable" hydrogen. And of course the electric infrastructure is already in place and getting cleaner and more renewable. The California Air Resources Board's (CARB) monthly meeting today included the adoption of the State Alternative Fuel Plan.

Ghosn Suggests Renault City EV

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Seems like further confirmation of my previous Nissan post (cnet), and the rumors of a renewed interest by European automakers in electric city cars. Puregreencars.com reports Renault's (and Nissan's) Carlos Ghosn sees electric city cars in their future. Three to four years away, apparently. Don't take my word for it.

Ethanol Boom Busting

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The ethanol boom was set off when Congress enacted an energy law in 2005 that included a national mandate for the use of renewable fuel in gasoline.Already, ethanol producers are poised to outpace that mandate.As ethanol supply increases over the next 12 months, the challenge will be to find a home for it,”.

Trouble in Hydrogen Heaven

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With abundant renewable electricity, if it can't happen there, it can't happen anywhere. The World , a PRI/BBC radio collaboration, has a report on the problems bringing Iceland's hydrogen dream to fruition. Still only one filling station, now without any customers. The hydrogen busses have been retired to a museum. Have a listen.

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Grist Writer Gets the URGE2 Electrify

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As Roberts' posits, 2007 holds out tremendous promise, the stars are aligned. I hereby propose just such an overarching message, a mere five words long: Use renewably generated electricity, efficiently, or URGE². David Roberts is a staff writer at Grist , an online enviro magazine. Everyone is paying attention to green. 1: oil.

Coal Into Cars: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly

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The Good About half our electricity comes from coal, and that will change, at best, slowly as we move to renewables. The Ugly Coal sucks, there's really no two ways about it. Extracting it is ruinous of the landscape and burning it has disastrous environmental consequences. But not all use of coal is alike. Support knows no party.

EV Briefs, and Black Rock City & EVs

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Their Rechargeit.org campaign really makes the connections between renewable power and plug-in cars. A few items before I head out to Black Rock City for two weeks. We'll also be taking Burning Man art projects off petroleum generators by switching them to solar electricity. Back after Labor Day. Google Guys Th!nk The Th!nk

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.,

Plug-in Hybrid Study: Electricity Better

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And the grid is getting cleaner and more renewable every year. The basic question addressed, which appears on the study homepage (epri-reports.org) is this: How would air quality and greenhouse gas emissions be affected if significant numbers of Americans drove cars that were fueled by the power grid? I truly hope we have turned a corner.

The Reality of AltFuels Under Bush

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President Jimmy Carter established the National Renewable Energy Laboratory at the edge of the Rockies, but its always been afterthought of America's energy policy. Maybe he means it this time. Perhaps the 7th SOTU mention will be the charm. But a story in today's NY Times, Energy Research on a Shoestring , suggests otherwise. Nuff said.

Zero-Carbon Drive to Sacto Anti-Carbon Rally and Back

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And due to all our efforts, the grid is getting even cleaner and more renewable. Rainforest Action Network (RAN) held a rally in Sacramento Thursday outside the lobbying offices of the Association of Automobile Manufacturers to protest their continuing lawsuit against California's greenhouse gas legislation. See my remarks below.) No Deal.

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. ethanol energy policy congress E10 e15 transportation policy Renewable Fuel StandardEnacted as part of the Energy Independence and Security Act, it requires increasing amounts of ethanol to be blended with gasoline.

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. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is struggling with Congress and various corporate interests over the amount of ethanol that will be blended into the U.S.

EPA finds that both biodiesel and renewable diesel from palm oil fail to meet GHG reduction threshold for RFS program

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amended by the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA), CAA. Simplified palm oil biofuel lifecycle system diagram. Source: EPA.

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GM, Carnegie Mellon renew agreement to develop automated vehicle technologies

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General Motors recently renewed its five-year agreement with research partner Carnegie Mellon University of Pittsburgh to continue developing technologies that could allow future production vehicles to drive autonomously. Boss” Kettering. The lab’s multiple projects are aligned with GM’s next-generation advanced crash-avoidance technologies.

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.

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.

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Petrixo selects UOP Green Fuels technology for renewable jet and diesel in UAE

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UOP LLC, a Honeywell company, announced that its green fuels process technology has been selected by Petrixo Oil & Gas to produce renewable jet fuel and renewable diesel at a new refinery to be built in Fujairah, United Arab Emirates. The process technology is capable of processing a variety of renewable feedstocks. Brief

Renewable Energy Generation: Change is not a destination, just as hope is not a strategy, a lesson exported from Detroit

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In France, renewable energy consumption will be 20 percent by 2020. EIA projections of renewables penetration. Source: DSIRE.

While Fossil Fools Ignore Climate Crisis EcoMedia Acts Aggressively to Protect Environment

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Since 2007 I have tried to educate, to get the word out, to rally others to acti0n, to sound the warning klaxon – all to no avail.

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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Renewable Energy Group to acquire Imperium Renewables

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Renewable Energy Group, Inc. REG) will acquire substantially all the assets of Imperium Renewables, Inc., Seattle-based Imperium Renewables began developing proprietary technology and processes in the production of biodiesel in 2004. The Grays Harbor refinery began operation in August 2007 in Hoquiam, Wash. Brief

Worldwatch: Fossil fuel subsidies continue to outweigh those for renewable energy; international pledges on reform unfulfilled

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Estimated consumption subsidies, industrial and developing countries, fossil fuels and renewables. Source: Worldwatch. Click to enlarge.

Could Congress Kill Ethanol Mandate Altogether In 2014?

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Renewable Fuel Standard since the 2007 passage of the Energy Security and Independence Act. Ethanol has been a key component of the U.S. Now, there appears to be a chance that rules requiring minimum volumes of ethanol to be blended into vehicle fuel could be reformed or scrapped altogether in 2014. energy

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Final 2016 Ethanol Rule: Fuel Blenders, Biofuels Interests Unhappy With EPA Numbers

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Under the Renewable Fuel Standard passed in 2007, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is required to set annual targets for amounts of ethanol to be blended with gasoline. The agency recently released its final ethanol ruling for 2016, and it seems to be drawing criticism from all sides.

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Bill to cap ethanol in U.S. fuel supply gains momentum

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The current Renewable Fuel Standard, passed as part of the 2007 Energy Independence and Security Act, has proven increasingly unpopular among certain legislators. But ardent support from the renewable-fuels industry and the. Efforts by the U.S. Congress to cap the amount of ethanol blended with the U.S.