Baker Institute expert: crude-oil production increase a risky strategy for Saudi Arabia

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A number of factors are pushing Saudi Arabia to raise its crude-oil production capacity, but the wide range of potential outcomes suggests that such an increase is a risky strategy for the kingdom and the global environment, according to a new article by an expert from Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy. Most notably, a rise in Saudi crude-oil output could trigger a damaging period of global oversupply, said Jim Krane, the Wallace S. Market Background Oil

Baker Institute expert suggests assumptions about oil’s influence on politics in the Middle East should be reversed

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Assumptions about oil’s influence on politics in the Middle East should be reversed, according to a new article from an expert at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy. Instead of oil buttressing autocracy, the article argues that autocracy among oil exporters buttresses oil by encouraging consumption. Collectively, the region harbors around half of the world’s conventional reserves of oil and natural gas.

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Perspective: Drive Star Conversion Program Could Cut US Oil Use in Half by 2020

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In a pre-response to that speech, having successfully advocated for plug-in hybrids like the forthcoming Chevy Volt, we propose that the President follow that speech up with a “realistic and conservative” roadmap to halve our oil use in 10 years. We outline a second speech by the President, starting with, “I am not willing to be the latest in a succession of Presidents telling you we’re going to end our addiction to oil. Oil is holding us all hostage, economically and physically.

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Mad Power thoughts

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Gas turbines are fairly flexible to switch on and off as wind varies, they’re relatively cheap, highly efficient and much lower in emissions than wood, coal or oil. Because energy is a bigger part of the household budget of poorer people than richer people, this is a regressive tax.

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Governor George Pataki Calls for 40% Penetration of Electric Drive Vehicles in US by End of Decade

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Asserting that the over-reliance of transportation on foreign oil was “ one of the most devastating policy failures of our time ”, Pataki said that if electric drive penetration reaches only 3% to 7% by the end of the decade as many forecasts suggest, “ we will have failed ” To achieve 40% penetration by the end of the decade, Pataki said that we needed to focus on A, B, and C (times two): automobiles; batteries; customers and charging infrastructure.

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Assessment of US CAFE fuel economy standards finds big savings on fuel and emissions since inception

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The policy, in addition to fluctuations in gas prices, reduced oil imports and saved 2 trillion gallons of gasoline, enough to fuel all the light-duty vehicles in the United States for fifteen years. Gas prices were cheap and gas-guzzling vehicles hit the road in mass numbers.

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Cash for Volts?

Revenge of the Electric Car

More details at: Group Seeks US Tax Credits To Spur Electric Car Use. to offer tax credits for buying all-electric plug-in vehicles as part of a $128 billion program to get seven million such cars on the road by 2018. UPDATE:Group Seeks US Tax Credits To Spur Electric Car Use. to offer tax credits for buying all-electric plug-in vehicles as part of a $128 billion program to get seven million such cars on the road by 2018.

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Report from the REFF-Wall Street; Themes in Renewable Energy Finance

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Dr. Paul addressed a positive change—the days of increasing US oil consumption may be over. “ We reached peak oil consumption in the US in 2008 and the same is true in the EU and Japan. ” M barrels/day of oil within the next 10 years ”. Other than the good news on oil consumption, very little was said in regards to transportation fuels. Is tax equity dead? Generally, tax equity investors expect a return in the 8-12% range. by Bill Cooke.

Global Gas Prices | Hybrid Sales

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Expert predictions about where oil and gas prices are headed vary widely. In July of 2008, oil futures hit their record high of more than $145 per barrel and several areas of the country neared $5/gal. In a 2009 CNNMoney.com interview, AutoNation CEO, Mike Jackson voiced his opinion that gasoline is too cheap and that the United States government should consider a gas tax to make sure the price does not fall below roughly $3.50

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Electric Car Makers: Oregon Wants You - Green Inc. Blog - NYTimes.com

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Governor Kulongoski is currently pushing a plan before the state legislature to cut some hefty tax breaks for electric vehicle manufacturers who choose to come to Oregon, as well as provide huge tax credits to purchasers of electric cars. “My Next post States’ Proposals for Gas Taxes Sputter 11 Comments 1. Next: a carbon tax. Home Page Todays Paper Video Most Popular Times Topics Search All NYTimes.com Energy & Environment World U.S.

Perspective: Regional Greenhouse Gas Cap-and-Trade Programs May be the Solution

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Environmentalists and industries resurrected the idea in recent years as a centerpiece of measures to address global warming and growing oil imports. The Cantwell-Collins plan is almost exactly what Mr. Obama proposed in the campaign and after first taking office–a 100 percent auction of permits and a large tax rebate to the public. The federal American Clean Energy and Security Act proposes to disburse dividends via tax refunds to all U.S. Perspective by Brian J.

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Cleantech Blog: Smart Grids and Electric Vehicles

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Millions will plug-in their electric vehicles (EV), plug-in hybrids (PHEV) and fuel cell vehicles (FCV) at night when electricity is cheap, then plug-in during the day when energy is expensive and sell those extra electrons at a profit. As part of the solution framework, the Israeli government will provide tax incentives to customers, Renault will supply the electric vehicles, and Project Better Place will construct and operate an Electric Recharge Grid across the entire country.

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Smart-grid project matches wind to electric cars | Green Tech - CNET News

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

We need to utilize everything in out power to reduce our dependence on foreign oil including using our own natural resources. Create cheap clean energy, new badly needed green jobs, and reduce our dependence on foreign oil. Click to delete FOREVER Cancel Most Popular The frumpy virgin whos slaying them on YouTube If the rumors are true, buy the Zune HD Tax-free Internet shopping may be at an end What does Hulu offer that YouTube doesnt?

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Smart Grids, Electric Vehicles: A Financial Win-Win for All -- Seeking Alpha

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Millions will plug-in their electric vehicles [EV], plug-in hybrids [PHEV] and fuel cell vehicles [FCV] at night when electricity is cheap, then plug-in during the day when energy is expensive and sell those extra electrons at a profit. As part of the solution framework, the Israeli government will provide tax incentives to customers, Renault will supply the electric vehicles, and Project Better Place will construct and operate an Electric Recharge Grid across the entire country.

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Electric Cars and a Smarter Grid - Green Inc. Blog - NYTimes.com

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

The toll has been far greater on soldiers but also contemplate the affect on the budget deficit which created the tax breaks for the super wealthy, the hedge funds to protect the insurance and mortgage industries against a decline and the spending of hundreds of billions on the war machine some of which went to fraud and much of which to rebuild Iraq while our infrastructure has languished. Oil is the alternative. Close down the oil companies.

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Dodge Circuit EV First Drive: electric car makes grand promises on Earth Day

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Part movie spaceship, part oil independence klaxon, the sound fills the cabin and certainly wont appeal to everyone. I also think it will be cheap, which is why I think someone will buy the group.