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A new National Research Council report says the U.S. may be able to reduce fossil fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions by 80% by 2050 in light-duty cars and trucks. The highly ambitious goal could be reached, the report says, through a...
Oh what big plans we had for advanced bio-fuels. In the federal Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, the nation was given the lofty production target of 500 million gallons of so-called cellulosic bio-fuels for 2012. By cellulosic, we mean...
We've all seen the movie: Some small, seemingly unrelated actions lead to dire and unintended consequences. It happens in real life too, especially in government. The Low Carbon Fuel Standard, a regulatory program established under Gov. Arnold...
Chevy will be using the Detroit Auto Show on Jan. 14 to release two quintessentially American products: an all-new Corvette and Silverado pickup truck. But the automaker's booth will have an international flavor as well, as five vehicles from Chevy's...
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Even with a growing global population, increased meat consumption and government rules mandating biofuels, researchers this week said that the amount of landed needed for agriculture will start to shrink. Humanity has reached what Rockefeller University...
It wasn’t that long ago that everything seemed so simple: pump gas into your car, get behind the wheel and go. But as the internal combustion engine slowly but surely yields ground to alternative energy sources, sorting out the various...
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GreenspaceA demonstration project in Illinois is the first in the U.S. to begin pumping over a million metric tons of man-made liquid CO2 into permanent underground storage. The Midwest Geological Sequestration Consortium announced this week that its project in...
L.A. at HomeBridgid Coulter of Bridgid Coulter Designs describes the before and after of a remodel of a 1950s bungalow in Venice, Calif. Part of the Los Angeles Times Home section's Pro Portfolio series....
Show TrackerStephen Colbert pokes fun at the Republican presidential candidates for their dumbed-down rhetoric....
L.A. NOWCalifornia’s ability to carry out low-carbon fuel regulations is back on track after a ruling by the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in Fresno. The court overturned an injunction, freeing the state Air Resources Board to continue to prepare...
GreenspaceA National Research Council report Tuesday said a federal requirement to add some 16 billion gallons of cellulose-based ethanol to the nation's fuel supply by 2022 won't be met unless innovative technologies are developed or policies changed. The report...
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