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Another showdown looms in Salem between Big Oil and environmentalists, but this time environmentalists appear to have the upper hand.
Heavy lobbying last year by the Western States Petroleum Association helped stall the state's Clean ...
OK, can we please stop pretending biofuel made from corn is helping the planet and the environment? With huge subsidies for ethanol
in gasoline, with all States now selling gasoline having some ethanol
blend, and a general misconception that ...
Chevron Corp. (CVX) helped write the first-in-the-nation rule ordering reduced carbon emissions from cars and trucks. Its biofuels chief spoke at the ceremony where California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed the executive order in 2007, the ...
Such massive expansion of forest
cover in North America and Eurasia -- proposed by some analysts as a way to combat climate
change -- could have the surprising effect of altering the environment by increasing temperatures in some parts of the ...
Thinning West Coast forest
s on a widespread scale to feed bioenergy projects would increase the region's production of greenhouse gases, according to a new study.
Research published Oct. 23 in the journal Nature Climate
Biofuel feedstock production in the Texas High Plains could significantly change the crop mix, which could affect regional income and groundwater consumption, according to Texas AgriLife Research and Texas AgriLife Extension Service ...
New Study to Look at Economics, Groundwater Use of Bioenergy Feedstocks
Biofuel feedstock production in the Texas High Plains could significantly change the crop mix, which could affect regional income and groundwater consumption, ...
Environmentalists sued Michigan regulators Tuesday over an air quality permit issued for a planned refinery in the Upper Peninsula that will produce ethanol
fuel from wood chips.
The Sierra Club lawsuit contends the Department of Natural ...
The world, it is said, belongs to those with the most energy. And the search for alternative energy, for a number of reasons - from political to environmental - continues. The price spike in 2008, preceding the recession the world is now ...
ONCE upon a time, biofuels were thought of as a solution to fossil-fuel dependence. Now they are widely seen as a boondoggle to agribusiness that hurts the environment and cheats taxpayers. A report commissioned by the United Nations endorses ...
A new generation of biofuels, meant to be a low-carbon alternative, will on average emit more carbon dioxide than burning gasoline over the next few decades, a study published in Science found on Thursday.Governments and companies are ...
Energy writer Thomas Content keeps you current as you adapt to changes in the world of energy, climate
change and efforts to build a greener economy.
Solar panels planned for Capitol, gov's residence Feds allocate nearly $12M for energy ...
Brazil wants historic emissions to be the basis for greenhouse gas pollution targets, slated for discussion during December climate
talks in Copenhagen, Brazil's top climate
negotiator said in an interview.
Jose Miguez, who heads ...
Democratic leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives must change existing biofuel rules if they want to pass a bill to regulate greenhouse gas emissions, the House Agriculture Committee chairman said on Tuesday.
Rep. Collin Peterson, ...
CURWOOD: The Obama administration has given biofuels a major boost. The President has announced he'll tap nearly $800 million from the economic recovery package to fuel agro-energy research and speed up commercialization.
And to ensure ...
These days, Jason Clay walks around with an eerie sense of déjà vu. Over the past few years, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) anthropologist has become deeply entangled in the tortuous struggle to ensure that supposedly “green” biofuels--such as ...
California air regulators are taking another step to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, considering first-in-the nation standards to require the use of so-called low-carbon fuels.
The California Air Resources Board, which will debate the ...
Whenever you hear the word miracle, you know there's trouble just around the corner. But no matter many times they lead to disappointment or disaster, the newspapers never tire of promoting miracle cures, miracle crops, miracle fuels and miracle ...
While this report is focused on the prospects for alternative energy sources to replace fossil fuels, it is useful to apply the above criteria first to oil, coal, and gas so that comparisons can be made with their potential ...
Speakers at last week’s AAAS meeting presented abundant evidence that tropical rainforest destruction has accelerated in recent years, at least in part because of the worldwide push to produce more biofuels.
As Europe and America rush to ...
Iowa is the ethanol
capital of the nation, and President-elect Barack Obama has been a reliable supporter of biofuels, so it's no surprise that former Iowa governor Tom Vilsack, his choice for Agriculture Secretary, has been an even more reliable ...
So what exactly does change look like? Barack Obama has ambitious energy and environmental plans. If he wins on November 4, who will he recruit to carry them out? Will he rely more heavily on Washington newcomers or on Clinton administration ...
Between June 2000 and June 2008, more than 150,000 square kilometers of
rainforest were cleared in the Brazilian Amazon. While deforestation rates have
slowed since 2004, forest
loss is expected to continue for the foreseeable
It wasn't so long ago that biofuels were being heralded as the savior of the
planet and a thoroughly green solution to our climate
woes. But fair winds have
been replaced by persistent storms of criticism. But is it justified? Principal ...
Industry lapdog. Dishonest shill. Shameless profiteer. These are some of the
names I’ve heard people call Martin Jack Desmond after his April 20 guest
viewpoint pushing cellulosic ethanol
as a solution to the rising cost and