Quantcast

Latest Energy Independence and Security Act Stories

2008-09-08 09:00:24

By Dairy Today editors The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency denied a request submitted by the State of Texas to reduce the nationwide Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS). As a result, the required total volume of renewable fuels, such as ethanol and biodiesel, mandated by law to be blended into the fuel supply will remain at 9 billion gallons in 2008 and 11.1 billion gallons in 2009. "After reviewing the facts, it was clear this request did not meet the criteria in the law," said EPA...

2008-08-21 09:01:06

By Dennison, Mike HELENA - Led off by Montana Rep. Denny Rehberg, a quartet of Republicans this week used a nationally broadcast congressional debate to push an energy bill that includes drilling for more oil in Alaska and domestic offshore sites. "We can do it all: traditional fossil fuels, oil, gas, coal, renewable energy, conservation and efficiency," Rehberg said at the Monday debate in New Orleans. "Americans are demanding solutions." Yet their Democratic counterparts said Republicans...

2008-08-20 03:00:37

America runs on oil. The internal combustion engine using fossil fuel is the predominant form of mechanized transport in America. Until these vehicles are converted to other forms of energy, or need replacing, we are stuck on fossil fuels. Our nation lacks the infrastructure to change to alternative sources of energy rapidly. Attempts at switching to alternative sources of energy have not worked well or have encountered problems. This can be noted in ethanol production. The energy...

2008-08-10 15:00:35

We aren't naive. We realize that oil, natural gas and coal will be major sources of energy for at least two decades to come, barring a technological miracle. And that may mean that some new offshore drilling might be necessary, as President Bush said the other week when calling for lifting a ban on such activity off the West and East coasts. Meanwhile, the major-party presidential candidates have shown how wedded they are to principle: Despite their once strong opposition to offshore...

2008-08-02 03:00:28

By Herman Wang, Chattanooga Times/Free Press, Tenn. Aug. 2--WASHINGTON -- Seeking to end political gridlock over gas prices, a bipartisan group of 10 senators from eight states, including Tennessee and Georgia, unveiled an energy plan Friday that includes increased oil drilling and expanded tax credits for alternative fuels and technology. The $84 billion plan would be paid for entirely by closing tax loopholes enjoyed by oil companies and new revenues from offshore drilling leases. "I...

2008-07-27 21:00:25

By Stan Katten (First of two parts) Recognizing the serious deleterious effects of a 27-year-old policy, President Bush canceled the balance of an executive order prohibiting oil drilling in federal offshore waters. Congress initiated the drilling ban in 1981 - a policy formalized by President George H.W. Bush's executive order covering 1990 to 2000 and extended by President Clinton to 2012. "Post-partisanship" Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi immediately responded with her usual...

2008-07-01 15:00:49

By RAQUEL RUTLEDGE While state legislators attack reformulated gas in southeastern Wisconsin for its cost and waning effectiveness, something else is brewing in gas pumps in the rest of the state that has the potential, if not a promise, to stir statewide controversy. It's all centered on ethanol. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources warned three years ago that blending 10% ethanol into the state's regular-grade fuel supply -- without making other changes to the gas -- would...

2008-07-01 03:00:34

By Raquel Rutledge, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jul. 1--While state legislators attack reformulated gas in southeastern Wisconsin for its cost and waning effectiveness, something else is brewing in gas pumps in the rest of the state that has the potential, if not a promise, to stir statewide controversy. It's all centered on ethanol. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources warned three years ago that blending 10% ethanol into the state's regular-grade fuel supply -- without...

2008-06-25 03:02:44

TWO years ago, President Bush declared that America was "addicted to oil," and, by gosh, he was going to do something about it. Well, now he has. Now we have the new Bush energy plan: "Get more addicted to oil." Actually, it's more sophisticated than that: Get Saudi Arabia, our chief oil pusher, to up our dosage for a little while and bring down the oil price just enough so the renewable energy alternatives can't totally take off. Then try to strong-arm Congress into lifting the ban on...

2008-06-24 15:03:01

The following statement was issued today by Tom Schatz, President, Citizens Against Government Waste: "On behalf of the more than 1.2 million members and supporters of Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW), I am expressing my support for Governor Rick Perry's (R-Texas) request to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to waive the ethanol mandate for the state of Texas to reduce this year's Renewable Fuel Standards (RFS) by half. "While last year's renewable fuels mandate was 5.4...


Word of the Day
mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.