Fuel

Air Pollution Reaches High Levels Across London

Last month EPA implemented new gasoline regulations requiring the last microscopic bits of sulfur to be removed from fuel. The Tier 3 standard is likely to hit consumers and burden the economy while providing, at best, negligible benefit. Writing for the Jefferson Policy Journal, Paul Driessen makes a number of important points about the potentially onerous effects of… Keep reading →

Florida To Join California As Leader In Reducing Carbon Emissions

EPA’s finalized Tier 3 vehicle emissions and fuel standards will lower gasoline sulfur content by more than 60 percent in 2017.   On March 3, 2014, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized its Tier 3 Vehicle Emissions and Fuel Standards program, reducing gasoline sulfur levels by more than 60 percent – from 30 to 10… Keep reading →

Gotthard Frontman Steve Lee Killed In Motorcycle Accident

No congressional approval required President Obama can’t get much done working with Congress, but he’s on a roll when it comes to fuel standards for medium- and heavy-duty trucks. Obama issued the first-ever heavy-duty fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas standards in August 2011, and will now draft a new set of standards to build on… Keep reading →

House Energy And Commerce Cmte Holds Hearing On Keystone XL Pipeline Project

Massachusetts Senator Edward Markey has made a rather odd request of TransCanada: that it seek to influence the marketing operations of refiners that buy Canadian crude oil shipped through the Keystone XL pipeline. Senator Markey wrote a letter to TransCanada chief executive Russ Girling yesterday requesting that the company require buyers of oil that would… Keep reading →

The Sun Sets Down Between Transmit Electricity Towers In Shihezi

According to the International Energy Agency, power generation from non-hydro renewable sources including solar, wind and bioenergy will exceed gas and nuclear by 2016 and renewable power is expected to increase by 40% in the next five years. “Combined heat and power (CHP), also known as cogeneration, is the simultaneous production of electricity and heat… Keep reading →

A Squirrel Stands On A Halloween Jack-O'-Lantern

For those who missed it when the news broke that the Department of Energy was offering energy-themed stencils for Halloween pumpkin-carving, here is where you can find the DOE’s exciting patterns, which include a compact florescent lightbulb and an atom. As innocuous as this seems, oil and gas industry group the American Petroleum Institute has… Keep reading →

Australian Petrol Prices On The Rise

By Jackie DeAngelis It’s getting cheaper for Americans to fill their tanks and heat their homes, but analysts warn that consumers are unlikely to show signs of an economic windfall. The national average for a gallon of regular gasoline now runs $3.31, down 13 cents in a month and lower by 28 cents from the… Keep reading →

Louisiana Oil Industry Recovers From Katrina Devastation

The U.S. ranks 5th out of 13 heavily oil-dependent countries that are highly vulnerable to global oil price fluctuations. On October 14, 2013, Securing America’s Future Energy and Roubini Global Economics released the Oil Security Index, which assesses the relative oil security of 13 countries including the U.S.  The report emphasizes the need for active measures… Keep reading →

General Views of Agra In India

India’s fuel subsidies are forcing domestic oil marketing companies to sell fuel below cost, costing three domestic retailers $76.6 million per day. “India imports more than 80% of the crude oil it requires, and with the rupee falling and crude prices rising, the cost of subsidized fuel is now threatening India’s efforts to rein in trade and… Keep reading →

Nuclear

Global energy demands are at an unprecedented high and still growing.  Global demand for electricity is projected to grow over 70 percent by 2035. And here in the US, the demand for electricity is projected to grow 22 percent by 2035. Finding energy sources to power our growing population and economy and meet that demand cleanly and responsibly… Keep reading →

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