President Obama has instructed the Environmental Protection Agency to grant waivers to California and other states that seek to regulate vehicle emissions and mileage. This reverses a Bush policy and has automakers up in arms.
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Emergency responders have known the dangers of gasoline for a long time: it is a toxic substance with explosive flammability. Now, hybrid vehicles are posing new challenges – they combine high voltage wires with tanks full of gasoline.
Obama’s Inaugural Address contained some great hints about what the Alternative Fuel industry can expect with his presidency. At the forefront, the single phrase, “We will not apologize for our way of life…” says to me that Obama will work to enforce America’s status quo. For this article I will focus on the quo of […]
Faced with dwindling cash reserves, several states are considering raising their Gas Tax. Those with efficient vehicles will come out ahead. Low income families, the trucking industry and the alternative fuel industry will finish last. Now I am all for taxes – there are many essential services that the government performs and they need money […]
A North Carolina Parks Department has bought three electric cars as a way to lighten their impact on nature preserves. Custom Solar Array Two of the vehicles charge by plugging into the wall. The third has been specially retrofitted with a solar array over its flatbed, freeing it from the grid and allowing it to […]
As the NY Times reported, Chrysler and GM have been closing production facilities left and right across the country; the latest closures have all been SUV facilities. What does this mean for the future of this American icon?
In the spirit of the season, lets look at winter weather performance of five alternative fuels. After all, what good is your electric, hydrogen or CNG car if it won’t start in the cold?
Editor’s Note: Sasha is one of the newest additions to the Gas 2.0 writing team. Welcome Sasha! North Dakota’s fund for helping ethanol producers hedge against fluctuating corn prices is about to run out, and the producers are getting worried. The fund, paid for in part by farm vehicle registrations, was drained by high corn […]