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2011-01-13 16:49:13

California policies aimed at reducing electricity use and curbing greenhouse gas emissions have the unintended consequence of making new plug-in hybrid vehicles uneconomical, according to a Purdue University economist. Wally Tyner, the James and Lois Ackerman Professor of Agricultural Economics, said California's tiered electricity pricing system means Californians will pay some of the highest electricity rates in the country to recharge plug-in hybrid vehicles. States with flat electricity...

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2011-01-04 12:35:00

By Brian Wallheimer, Purdue University The United States doesn't have the infrastructure to meet the federal mandate for renewable fuel use with ethanol but could meet the standard with significant increases in cellulosic and next-generation biofuels, according to a Purdue University study. Wally Tyner, the James and Lois Ackerman Professor of Agricultural Economics, and co-authors Frank Dooley, a Purdue professor of agricultural economics, and Daniela Viteri, a former Purdue graduate...

2008-06-23 03:00:26

By Stall, Sam Not long ago, the innocuous prairie grass known to scientists as Panicum gatum was of interest only to a handful of researchers. But, in 2006, the woody perennial catapulted from eyesore to national savior. During his 2006 State of the Union Address, President Bush called the plant - better known as switchgrass - a potential biofuel powerhouse that could help end the country's dependence on foreign oil. As quickly as you can say "hype," it became the poster plant for the...

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2008-02-16 00:30:00

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The recent boom in production of ethanol from corn grain has tightly linked the agriculture and energy sectors in an unprecedented fashion. Purdue University researchers developed a model, based on a range of possible oil prices, that predicts impacts of federal economic policies on future consumer and government costs, ethanol production and many other aspects of the two sectors. "We are living through a revolution in American agriculture," said Wally Tyner, a Purdue...