DOE Assistant Secretary David Sandalow warns a new national budget trimming spending by $38.5 billion will affect the government’s ability to fund certain energy-efficient and renewable-energy programs....More
Experts express doubt the U.S. can reach its stated goal of producing 36 billion gallons of biofuels annually by 2022 and that end-of-the-line EV recharging infrastructure cost is “shockingly high.”...More
Mary Ann Wright contrasts the U.S. with Japan, where a mature collaborative process brings together rival technology companies in a precompetitive research phase sponsored by government and industry....More
The positive outlook follows a leadership shakeup in late-2010 that saw industry veteran Philip Murtaugh hired as CEO and the postponement of the company’s electric sedan to the year’s third quarter....More
The decision raises questions for auto makers, including how to prevent owners of ’00 model and older cars from using E15, which can cause corrosion in gas lines not designed to accommodate the fuel....More
With the help of federal grants, hundreds of high-voltage charging stations are being installed in the U.S. for electric vehicles. A GM executive questions if the devices will stress the energy grid....More
While more than 100 companies in the U.S. and abroad are working to produce algal biomass and oil for transportation fuels, none have operated a pilot plant with multiple acres of algae production systems....More
The current subsidy, now at a fixed rate of $0.45 cents a gallon, expires at year’s end, and Congress has to decide whether to create a new fixed rate, implement a variable rate or go with no subsidy at all....More
Some suppliers are investing in additional facilities because they are confident current production levels will be sustained and because they have exhausted most of their avenues to stretch available...
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