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  • EPA's ethanol decision sparks controversy

     
    On the face of it, having a federal agency get behind renewable fuel seems like it should elicit cheers from environmentalists, and from pretty much anyone who is leery of our dependence on foreign oil. Not quite. Here's what happened:......
  • EPA grants waiver for more ethanol in auto fuel

     
    The Environmental Protection Agency has approved blending higher concentrations of ethanol into gasoline for newer vehicles, allowing mixtures with as much as 15% of the corn-based fuel at the pump. The current maximum blend is 10%. The EPA announced...
  • Ron Artest plans to abstain from alcohol for the 2010-11 season

     
    The celebration never seemed to end and the alcohol seemed to keep on flowing. Moments after Lakers forward Ron Artest entered the locker room, Lakers guard Kobe Bryant poured champagne on his 2010 NBA Finals championship hat. As Artest gleefully...
  • Three fuel-efficient cars win Automotive X Prize competition

     
    Three vehicles, powered mostly by ethanol and electricity, beat out more than 130 other entries in a global contest for fuel-efficient autos. One, a tandem two-seater that looks like a motorcycle-automobile hybrid, featured a drive train from the same San...
  • Fueling around: Six energy options explained

     
    TRANSPORTATION ISSUE: Given all the talk about electric cars, clean diesel, ethanol and more, it can be confusing to know how fuels work and their advantages and disadvantages. Here's a guide -- after the jump. GASOLINE Gasoline is ignited by a spark in...
  • California Energy Commission approves $114.3 million for electric and ethanol vehicle infrastructure

     
    Owners of eco-friendly vehicles in California are now $114.3 million closer to having workable options for charging and fueling up. The California Energy Commission approved three awards to help set up electric- and ethanol-powered vehicle...
  • Pacific Ethanol announces bankruptcy reorganization plan

     
    Energy company Pacific Ethanol Holding Co. revealed Monday that it had filed a bankruptcy reorganization plan after being hit hard by fluctuating prices for the biofuel and its main source, corn. The subsidiary of Sacramento-based Pacific Ethanol Inc....
  • Propel Fuels offers E85 ethanol to drivers for 85 cents

     
    E85 ethanol fuel normally costs $2.39 a gallon, but on Wednesday, Feb. 24, Sacramento drivers can get it for 85 cents. Renewable fuels retailers Propel Fuels is offering the one-day deal to raise awareness of the savings and environmental benefits......
  • Propel Fuels of Sacramento receives $20-million investment

     
    Propel Fuels received $20 million in funding, the renewable-fuels retailer said Wednesday. Along with a $12-million investment from Craton Equity Partners, Nth Power and @Ventures, the company received $8 million in debt financing.The funds will go toward...
  • Regional panel says no thanks to ethanol fueling stations

     
    Do the environmental costs of ethanol-based fuels outweigh their potential benefits? Council members of the Southern California Assn. of Governments answered that question this week with an emphatic yes. The panel on Thursday rejected nearly $11 million...
  • Oil refiners and truckers target California's global warming initiative

     
    First the auto companies took on California's landmark 2002 law to slash the greenhouse gases spewing from vehicle tailpipes. They lost in court, and today California's rules to make cars and trucks more fuel efficient are being incorporated into a......