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All eyes are on next-generation biofuels, now that the sheen is off corn ethanol. Still there’s an enormous government mandate for the alternative fuel whose environmental benefits are questionable and that could pose a threat to global food security.

For all its faults, the Renewable Fuels Standard is the only federal policy that is steadily eroding the oil industry's de facto monopoly on motor fuels.
The American oil industry could be on the verge of winning its war on the federal Renewable Fuel...
02/10/2014 | Read More
‘No need for any type of fossil fuel,' says lead author of new report. Wind, water and sunlight could supply all New York state's power.
By 2050, New York State could run entirely on energy produced from wind, water and sunlight. That...
03/21/2013 | Read More
Clean Break: Chapter 6 in the story of Germany's switch to renewables
Phoenix, Arizona—From a block away, the house was hardly visible, hidden by a dense stand of native...
11/20/2012 | Read More
Clean Break: Chapter 5 in the story of Germany's switch to renewables
Hamburg, Germany—It was late morning when I stepped out of my hotel lobby and into the jostle of...
11/19/2012 | Read More
Clean Break: Chapter 4 in the story of Germany's switch to renewables
Bonn, Germany—On the afternoon of April 29, 1986, West Germany's Interior Minister Friedrich...
11/16/2012 | Read More
Clean Break: Chapter 3 in the story of Germany's switch to renewables
Sankt Peter im Schwarzwald, Germany—The Abbey of St. Peter in the Black Forest has had its ups and...
11/15/2012 | Read More
Clean Break: Chapter 2 in the story of Germany's switch to renewables
Zingst, Germany—"What an eyesore, huh?" the man standing next to me on the beach said, nodding in...
11/14/2012 | Read More
Clean Break: Chapter 1 in the story of Germany's switch to renewables
Berlin, Germany—The view from the Reichstag roof on a sun-drenched spring afternoon is spectacular...
11/13/2012 | Read More
Adam Brandt, global expert on the carbon footprint of fuels, explains why oil sands' 20% greater greenhouse gas emissions are significant.
The debate over the Keystone XL oil pipeline heated up again last week after the Congressional...
05/22/2012 | Read More
The electric car industry begins 2012 with a bleak sales picture. Cellulosic ethanol has its own bad news, while the clean energy trade war spreads.
Electric vehicles failed to gain traction in the mainstream market last year, which saw lackluster...
01/06/2012 | Read More

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