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Proposed RFS Changes Draw Diverse Reactions

In May, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced its proposed 2017 renewable fuel standards (RFS) that would raise the amount of biofuels required to be blended into gasoline and diesel from 18.11 billion gallons in 2016 to 18.8 billion ga…
In May, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced its proposed 2017 renewable fuel standards (RFS) that would raise the amount of biofuels required to be blended… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/proposed-rfs-changes-draw-diverse-reactions/

Fill Your Car’s Gas Tank by Smartphone

There are a growing number of startups around the country that would like to replace a trip to the local gas station with on-demand fueling. Tap an app, and they’ll bring the gas to you, filling your car while you’re at work, or at night while you sleep. …

Pursuing the ‘Holy Grails’ of Battery Tech

It’s been a pretty impressive year for energy storage. Batteries are getting cheaper, there was a huge jump in grid-scale installs, and there are several promising breakthroughs in new technologies. That’s all exciting news for some of the big name compan…

Solar Power: Looking Beyond the Rooftops

We’ve all seen the rapid growth in solar installations over the past few years. We can also see how solar technology is evolving, and the applications just seem endless.

Controlling Costs and Staying Competitive

It’s the endless pursuit of controlling costs that drives us to innovate—finding new ways to be more productive and run our companies more efficiently. Fortunately, there are some pretty useful tools out there that are also up to the task.

Making Driverless Vehicles Safe

As automakers prepare to deploy their self-driving vehicles, the big question is how we ensure that these vehicles are safe enough to share the roads. Industry is pushing Congress for federal regulations and standards to find the answers. In February, th…

Renewables Are Changing the Energy Mix

Wind and solar are getting less expensive, helping renewables experience a real growth spurt in installations during 2015. Overall, renewable energy did pretty well last year. It was a record-breaking year for corporations like Amazon, Google, Microsof…

The Clean Power Plan: Repeal or Replace?

In late March, the president signed an executive order to roll back the Clean Power Plan, with a goal of taking restraints off businesses and boosting the coal industry. Targeting climate change regulations, saying they hinder U.S. energy production and j…

Impressive Launch for the Tesla Model 3

Even the most enthusiastic Tesla fans couldn’t have predicted the jaw-dropping demand for the new Model 3. About 400,000 people have slapped down a $1,000 deposit for an electric sedan that won’t go on sale for nearly two years. The Tesla Model 3 was one …

The Hole in the Ozone Is Getting Smaller

You remember the hole in the ozone, right? Well, scientists at MIT say they have identified the “first fingerprints of healing” of the ozone layer over the Antarctic. In a paper published in the journal Science, researchers say the hole is definitely g…

Otto: Uber’s Self-Driving Big Rig Delivers

In October, a Volvo 18-wheeler fitted with Otto’s self-driving kit delivered 2,000 cases of Budweiser beer on a 120-mile trip through Colorado—without a driver at the wheel. Otto completed the world’s first commercial shipment by self-driving truck.

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