Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers comments on proposed MY2017-2025 LDV CAFE/GHG regulations

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The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers has filed comments in response to the Notice of Intent (NOI) and Technical Assessment Report (TAR) for MY2017-2025 light-duty vehicle fuel economy/greenhouse gas regulations released last month by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) ( earlier post ).

Next EPA Fight: Automakers Vs Oil Refiners Over Clean Fuels

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That's the message coming from the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, working with the EPA to tighten pollution rules for gasoline, reducing the proportion of sulfur from 30 parts per million (ppm) to 10 ppm. The oil refiners don't want to play ball just yet though It's not just how efficiently you burn it--it's the stuff you're burning, too.

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IEA: improving efficiency of road-freight transport critical to reduce oil-demand growth; three areas of focus

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Improving the efficiency of road-freight transport is critical to reducing the growth in oil demand, carbon emissions and air pollution over the next decades, according to the International Energy Agency’s latest report, The Future of Trucks: Implications for energy and the environment. Today, trucks account for almost a fifth of global oil demand, or around 17 million barrels per day—equivalent to the combined oil production of the United States and Canada.

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DOE ARPA-E awards $156M to projects to 60 projects to accelerate innovation in clean energy technologies

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The new ARPA-E selections focus on accelerating innovations in clean technology while increasing US competitiveness in rare earth alternatives and breakthroughs in biofuels, thermal storage, grid controls, and solar power electronics. The technology areas ( earlier post ) receiving funding are: PETRO: Plants Engineered To Replace Oil ($36 million). Plants Engineered to Replace Oil (PETRO). produces more oil per acre. for climate control in automobiles.

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Study Finds That Clean Cars and Climate Policy Can Create Jobs

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Developing clean energy technologies for light-duty vehicles will not will not only enhance national security by reducing dependence on oil, but will also create substantially more jobs than business-as-usual, according to a new report prepared for the Natural Resources Defense Council, United Auto Workers, and Center for American Progress by Alan Baum of The Planning Edge and Daniel Luria of the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center.

2010 172

Chesapeake Energy to invest some $1B over 10 years to support natural gas demand, infrastructure and end-use technologies; $305M in initial investments in Clean Energy Fuels and Sundrop Fuels

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Chesapeake is the second-largest producer of natural gas, a Top 15 producer of oil and natural gas liquids and the most active driller of new wells in the US. Chesapeake also announced $305 million in two initial investments for CNGV: $150 million to Clean Energy Fuels Corp. Clean Energy Fuels Corp. Chesapeake has agreed to invest $150 million in newly issued convertible debt of Clean Energy Fuels Corp.,

2011 193

Tips: 5 Best Car Maintenance Practices

Clean Fleet Report

You’ll learn about the oil filter, hoses, engine oil, tire rotation and much more, depending on the vehicle. Change the Oil. Changing oil makes your car’s engine run smoothly and efficiently. If you live in dustier, drier areas, you may have more particles in the oil.

5th licensing win in China for Honeywell UOP’s Advanced Methanol-to-Olefins technology

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UOP LLC, a Honeywell company, announced that China’s Better Clean Energy has licensed its Advanced Methanol-to-Olefins (MTO) process to convert methanol into high-value petrochemicals, helping meet growing global demand for plastics and other key materials. This award is Honeywell UOP’s 5 th licensing win for its MTO process and comes after the successful start up of its first commercial-scale MTO facility for China’s Wison Clean Energy in September 2013. Better Clean Energy Co.

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Feature: Top 6 Reasons Why an EV Is the Right Choice

Clean Fleet Report

An electric car does not require a regular oil changes or tune-ups. With more users gearing towards purchasing electric vehicles, a surge in demand has drastically hit the electric automobile industry. It’s Getting Easier To Go Electric.

ORNL study finds aluminum-intensive vehicles can deliver up to 29% reduction in CO2 emissions compared to typical steel-bodied vehicle

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More than 90% of automobile energy consumption and carbon emissions occurs during the use phase, with the mining, production and manufacturing phases accounting for just 10% or less. For an aluminum intensive vehicle, the breakeven point in its use phase for making up the energy consumed during the initial production phase is 9,300 miles (15,000 km), when compared to the baseline vehicle—a milestone most automobiles on US roads would reach in their first year of operation.

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Better Place, Chery Sign Collaboration MOU for Prototype Switchable Battery Electric Vehicles in China

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Better Place and Chery Automobile Co.—China’s With only 2% of China’s population owning cars and 80% of sales in 2009 to first-time car buyers, China has the opportunity to create and lead an entirely new category around clean transportation. China is the world’s second largest consumer of oil behind the US. By 2020, China is expected to rely on 65% of foreign oil imports.

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Cal Energy Commission adopts report outlining how state transforming transportation system to meet climate goals

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The California Energy Commission adopted its 2014 Integrated Energy Policy Report (IEPR) Update, which outlines, among many things, how the state is working to transform the transportation system to zero- and near-zero technologies and fuels to meet its climate and clean air goals. The PEV market continues to grow in California with 20 models of full battery-electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid vehicles offered by almost every automobile manufacturer to California consumers.

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Japan automakers going slow with biodiesel; JAMA maintains stance on B5 as maximum for now

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PME= palm oil methyl ester, RME = rapeseed methyl ester, SME = soy methyl ester, WME = waste cooking oil methyl ester, FTD = Fischer-Tropsch diesel, HBD = hydrogenated biodiesel. The Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association (JAMA) is maintaining its stance on B5 (5% biodiesel, i.e., fatty acid methyl ester, blends) as the maximum until further findings and market observations on the use of B7 are reported. Impact on engine oil.

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Audi’s new 3.0L diesel; ready for 48V mild hybrid system

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The use of a performance-regulated oil pump is also economically beneficial. The latest analyses of A7 and A8 automobiles of model years 2010 through 2013 with V6 and V8 engines certified according to the EU5 emission standard have revealed that in certain situations, NO x emissions are between 20 and 100 percent above the limit. The oil cooler is integrated in the coolant flow of cylinder heads as needed. It is cleaned by enriching the fuel-air mixture in the engine.

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Naysayer Alert – the hydrogen red herring

My Electric Car

Second, while hydrogen can be otherwise produced through the electrolysis of water, this process requires huge amounts of clean and fresh water – a vital and highly valuable commodity of life that can’t be wasted. Oil Spills and Disasters Timeline on Infoplease.com [link] accessed 10/8/20.

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Tesla driving test hell: How DMV examiners’ biases are inhibiting the EV transition

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The state still offers clean vehicle rebates, and there is still a Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) mandate for automakers. Insights from CA’s Clean Air Protectors. So it’s safe to say that these are not autonomous features, but rather simply part of modern automobile controls.

US and China Presidents Announce US-China Electric Vehicles Initiative, Six Other Measures to Strengthen Cooperation Between the Countries on Energy Issues

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In Beijing, US President Barack Obama and China President Hu Jintao announced a package of seven measures to strengthen cooperation between the United States and China on clean energy, including: a Clean Energy Research Center; Electric Vehicles Initiative; Energy Efficiency Action Plan; Renewable Energy Partnership; 21 st Century Coal; Shale Gas Initiative; and Energy Cooperation Program. The United States and China are the world’s two largest automobile markets.

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DOE SBIR/STTR FY18 BES Phase 1 Release 1 awards include 15 for hydrogen and fuel cells

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Proton exchange membrane fuel cells provide clean energy for applications such as automotive, backup and portable power, but many technical and cost challenges limit their adoption. Commercialization of this technology will help adoption of the automotive fuel cells for their benefits and help United States to reduce its dependence on foreign oil and to reduce emissions.

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Opel’s new generation 2.0L turbo diesel to debut in Paris

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Opel’s new-generation, 2.0-liter turbo diesel will make its debut in the Insignia and Zafira Tourer at “Mondial de l’Automobile 2014” in Paris (4-19 October. For durability, the turbocharger is water-cooled and has an oil filter fitted at the oil inlet point to help further reduce wear in the bearing system. The design of the oil pan is also new. Opel’s new generation, 125 kW/170 hp 2.0 CDTI for Insignia and Zafira Tourer. Click to enlarge.

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Harris Poll: 23% of US car owners say more interested in purchasing a hybrid than one year ago

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Among the alternative fuel choices for new automobile purchases, hybrid (gas/electric) vehicles win out with more than a quarter (26%) of car owners identifying that they will consider this type of alternative fuel vehicle for their next purchase. Other alternative fuels are further down the list, as just one in ten say they would consider diesel (11%) or all electric (9%) automobiles for their next purchase. This compares to 14% for pure electric engines and 7% for clean diesel.

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GE study finds 5% of worlds natural gas production wasted per year by flaring

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Gas flaring emits 400 million metric tons of CO 2 annually, the same as 77 million automobiles, without producing useful heat or electricity. Worldwide, billions of cubic meters (bcm) of natural gas are wasted annually, typically as a by-product of oil extraction. Depending on region, these may include power generation; gas re-injection (for enhanced oil recovery, gathering and processing); pipeline development and distributed energy solutions.

2011 223

Hatch Hopes to Drive Plug-In

Plug In Partners

The press conference kicked off the Plug-In Partners campaign ( www.pluginpartners.org ), a national coalition of cities seeking to reduce dependency on foreign oil while improving environmental standards. Although plug-in cars are not currently on the market, the Plug-In Partners support development of more advanced alternative-fuel automobiles. EV world HATCH HOPING TO DRIVE PLUG-IN HYBRID TECHNOLOGY Speech with National Press Club explores alternative-fuel cars Washington — Sen.

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Geely invests in Carbon Recycling Intl.; vehicles fueled by methanol from CO2, water and renewable energy

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CRI, founded in 2006 in Reykjavik, Iceland, is developing technology to produce renewable methanol from clean energy and recycled CO 2 emissions. The companies say they a vision for a larger role for methanol as a clean and sustainable fuel worldwide. Vulcanol is fuel-grade methanol, a clean burning, high-octane fuel that can be blended with gasoline for automobiles and used in the production of biodiesel or fuel ethers (DME, MTBE, OME etc.).

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DOE Closes $465M Loan to Tesla Motors

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The Palo Alto facility will assemble electric vehicle battery packs, electric motors, and related electric vehicle control equipment, both for Tesla’s own electric vehicles and for sale to other automobile manufacturers. This is an investment in our clean energy future that will create jobs and reduce our dependence on foreign oil. The US Department of Energy has closed its $465 million loan with Tesla Motors, Inc.

2010 188

Public Transit or Private Cars, It's All About the Fuel

Plugs and Cars

However, we have created a nation that is dependent, for the foreseeable future, upon the automobile. And many of the rest of the world’s inhabitants aspire to automobile ownership. Yet simultaneously, China has overtaken the United States in the number of automobiles sold annually. In other developed countries – in Europe and Asia, for example – clean, electric public transit is the principal means of transportation.

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SAE New Energy Vehicle Forum: China’s focus on NEVs may have profound impact on future of transportation

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These include the increasingly problematic pollution and haze in cities; China’s projected increased reliance on imported oil; the need for rationalized multimodal transportation systems in ever more congested and space-limited cities; the growing dominance of the China auto market; and the desire to have China become the leader in the next generation of automotive technology, vehicles and mobility systems. Biofuels and clean combustion.

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DOT, EPA Set National Standards for Fuel Economy and First Greenhouse Gas Emission Levels For Light-Duty Vehicles

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The US Department of Transportation (DOT) and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today jointly established increasingly stringent fuel economy standards under DOT’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) Corporate Average Fuel Economy program and greenhouse gas emission standards under the Clean Air Act for 2012 through 2016 model-year vehicles. billion barrels of oil over the lifetime of the vehicles regulated.

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API-Commissioned Study Suggests Waxman-Markey Could Result in Decreased US Refinery Output, With Imports of Petroleum Fuels Doubling

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A study by global consulting firm EnSys Energy commissioned by the American Petroleum Institute (API) suggests that enactment of the American Clean Energy and Security Act with its cap-and-trade provisions (Waxman-Markey) could result in a shift of US refining production overseas with a concomitant increase in imports to the US.

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PIP Declares Victory

Plug In Partners

The supply of inexpensive oil is running out. Automobile pollutants are one of the largest contributors to climate changing emissions. The obvious need to curb dependence on foreign oil grows daily. PHEV s allow for optimization of readily available clean-energy resources and represent a sustainable transportation solution that can be delivered today. They reduce emissions, reduce our dependence on foreign oil and reduce the upward pressures on gasoline costs.

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Perspective: US Needs to Transition to Hydrous Ethanol as the Primary Renewable Transportation Fuel

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The oil price shocks of the 1970s led the Brazilian government to address the strain high prices were placing on its fragile economy. Brazil, the largest and most populous country in South America, was importing 80% of its oil and 40% of its foreign exchange was used to pay for that imported oil. The 1979 Iranian crisis and related oil price shock accelerated Brazil’s conversion of its gasoline supply and automobile fleet. by Brian J. Donovan, CEO Renergie, Inc.

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

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The 70’s oil crisis came and went; the loss of USA domestic market share occurred and a recent bankruptcy wave that hit the industry. As private companies, automobile manufacturers look for the lowest cost means of getting from A to B and the premiums that they can charge for getting from A to B faster. These companies have sunk costs invested in coal, gas and oil plants and are content in maximizing the return on these investments. Perspective by The Townsend Company.

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SwRI’s HEDGE Technology Eliminates Low-Speed Pre-Ignition in Highly Boosted Engines

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The presence of low-speed pre-ignition is considered a major impediment to automobile manufacturers’ efforts to aggressively downsize engines to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. They are from a broad industry cross section, including light, heavy-duty and off-road engine manufacturers, component suppliers and oil and fuel companies. Since 1991, a separate Clean Diesel consortium has conducted research in low-emission diesel engines with as many as 46 member companies worldwide.

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UCLA–UC Berkeley paper outlines how CA can boost biofuel production to cut pollution and help the economy

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Lifecycle fuel costs, including oil and gas extraction and refinery processing from the industrial sector, add more than 10 additional percentage points, making the transportation sector responsible for almost half of all greenhouse gas emissions in the state on a full lifecycle basis. In addition, the Air Resources Board projects flattened or decreasing vehicle miles traveled due to more compact development patterns and growing demand for non-automobile dependent communities.

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One Million and 300 Million

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Here's part of Obama's plan thanks to Politico : Obama calls for 'clean energy' nation By MIKE ALLEN Sen. Barack Obama on Monday called reducing the nation’s energy consumption “the great test of our time” and proposed billions of dollars in subsidies for business and consumers to encourage a “ clean energy “ future. “We John McCain Will Propose A $300 Million Prize To Improve Battery Technology For Full Commercial Development Of Plug-In Hybrid And Fully Electric Automobiles.

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NYC Goes EV

Revenge of the Electric Car

Last week, the Obama administration announced new fuel economy standards for automobiles that provides some incentives for electric cars. The policy, intended to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and oil consumption, is geared to a nation where most people rely on cars for transportation. “We can see a role for more efficient vehicles in a New York City with vastly diminished automobile use.&#. This Tesla is one of a number of electric cars coming on the market.

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US EPA and NHTSA Jointly Propose New Fuel Economy and Greenhouse Gas Regulations for Vehicles

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In this joint rulemaking, EPA and NHTSA are proposing two separate sets of attribute-based standards applying to passenger cars, light-duty trucks, and medium-duty passenger vehicles, covering model years 2012 through 2016, each under its respective statutory authorities: EPA is proposing national CO 2 emissions standards for light-duty vehicles under section 202 (a) of the Clean Air Act. Greenhouse gas and fuel economy levels under the EPA NHTSA joint proposed rulemaking.

2009 188

Maritz study finds growing but still low US consumer awareness about alternative fuel technologies; knowledge gap and confusion a sales challenge for OEMs

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When asked to name an alternative fuel technology other than gasoline powered automobiles, 56% said electric vehicles while nearly a third identified gasoline-electric hybrids. 13% said they were very familiar with clean diesel and 6% with hydrogen.

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Air Products to Supply H2 Fueling Equipment for Transportation Demo Project in India

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The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-Delhi, a pioneer in hydrogen research in India, will oversee the project’s management, and the vehicles will be developed by Mahindra & Mahindra, one of the major automobile manufacturers in India, in collaboration with IIT-Delhi. ICHET’s aim is to support developing countries leap-frog the use of hydrogen as a clean energy carrier by helping in the development and demonstration of such technologies by supporting universities and industries.

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Department of Energy Announces $57M for Small Businesses in Phase III Xlerator Program; Algal Biofuels, Advanced Vehicle Technologies and Fuel Cells Included

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) is awarding $57 million, including nearly $11 million under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, to support clean energy technology commercialization projects for 33 small businesses across the country. The bio-oil that will be used in the process is made from agricultural and forestry residuals, such as wood saw dust, through the fast pyrolysis process.

2010 188

Electrified Blondes in Convertibles For Everyone!

Creative Greenius

In 2002 when she was just a freshman California Assemblywoman, this former school teacher worked with Bluewater Network (which later merged with Friends of the Earth ) to author the Assembly Bill that made California the first state to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in automobiles. Plug them in, charge them up, drive silent, drive clean. That’s EE Solar’s RAV4 and it has gone over 116,000 miles oil free.

2009 150

Hydrogen Hyped: BMW Does Pogue

Plugs and Cars

Why are even the smartest journalists unable to get beyond the hype when it comes to automobiles and alternative fuels? He concludes his blogpost: Dudes–no matter what color your political flag, doesn’t everyone agree that pollution is bad, high fuel prices are bad, and that the oil reserves are going to run out eventually? David Pogue has a respected, weekly technology column in the NY Times.

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House Chairmen Waxman, Markey Release Draft of Energy and Climate Legislation; Among the Many Provisions Are Cap-and-Trade, Harmonization of CAFE and California Vehicle Regulations, and Low Carbon Fuel Standard

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The bill also modifies the Clean Air Act to require the development of greenhouse gas emissions standards for all other mobile sources—e.g., One key issue that the Waxman-Markey discussion draft does not address is how to allocate the tradable emission allowances that restrict the amount of greenhouse gas emissions from electric utilities, oil companies, and other sources. Clean Fuels and Vehicles. Clean Air Act Exemptions. Exporting Clean Technology.

2009 174

Campaign Begins

Plug In Partners

Such a vehicle could reduce gasoline consumption for the average American by 50 percent to 70 percent and reduce automobile emissions well in excess of emissions that might result from the additional use of power plants. Oil imports and the dark cloud they cast over this country requires dramatic and immediate attention,” says Frank Gaffney, President, Center for National Security Policy.

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