A new study by a Michigan State University economist shows that even when E85 prices exceed gasoline prices, some flex-fuel vehicle owners in Minnesota continue buying the higher-blend ethanol.
The expansion of an aluminum factory in Iowa is an example of how the economic benefits of rising fuel-economy expectations spread across the Midwest and well beyond Detroit.
Apparently, there’s all manner of wind power merchandise available with which you can express your true feelings.
Wind industry representatives said yesterday that an upcoming payroll tax cut extension bill is “effectively the last chance” to extend the federal production tax credit for wind power without disrupting operations.
A Chicago biotech company that’s working to genetically engineer varieties of sweet sorghum that would convert sugar to biofuel before it even leaves the plant, while using half as much water to grow as corn.Photo by ILRI via Creative Commons
While the Keystone XL pipeline may not receive direct payments from the U.S. government, an analysis by two environmental groups finds that taxpayers could be on the hook for more than $1 billion in tax breaks for the refiners that will process the oil.
Dionysios Aliprantis thinks current electric motors are just too big. Secondly, it’s his contention that they simply don’t work hard enough. Too fat. Too lazy.
Colleges and universities in the Midwest and nationally are increasingly adopting onsite renewable and clean energy as a way to promote sustainability, reduce carbon footprints, dovetail with research programs, and ideally result in long-term cost savings. Photo by CERTs via Creative Commons
Wisconsin’s politically contested wind-turbine siting rules would quietly go back on the books if the state’s legislature doesn’t take up the issue this session.
A congressman’s proposal to offer a $1 billion prize for 100 mpg cars has roots in history, but what history actually tells us may not be what he wants to hear.