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Virginia’s Governor Proposes Anti-EV Legislation

January 28th, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro

In some parts of the country, there is a very real and rational discussion about the role electric vehicles will play in transportation, especially when it comes to paying taxes. Without the need to buy gasoline, EVs avoid paying for taxes on the same roads they use. But a proposal by Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell would eliminate the gas tax, while levying a $115 a year free on electric and plug-in hybrid drivers. Seriously

Election 2012 Alternative Fuel Wrap Up

November 21st, 2012 | by Andrew Meggison

Politically, a line was drawn clearly in the sand separating the ideological views of conservatives and liberals in terms of their option on the current state of alternative fuels in the United States. With President Obama reelected it seems that the current support for alternative fuels will continue. One would think that it would mean that cries for fiscal responsibility from the right will not be far behind; however that might not be the case

Paul Ryan On Alternative Fuels

August 20th, 2012 | by Andrew Meggison

Paul Ryan is the new face of the Grand Old Party (GOP) these days; so we felt it would be helpful to see where Vice Presidential nominee Ryan stands on alternative fuels

Navy Pisses Off GOP Politicians With $210 Million Biofuel Purchase

July 13th, 2012 | by Christopher DeMorro

The United States Navy is the single largest purchaser of diesel fuel in the world, and it is no wonder why; have you ever seen a Nimitz-class supercarrier in person? It’s friggin’ huge. So it is no wonder that the Navy wants to explore homegrown alternatives to the foreign oil that it uses right now. A recent $210 million biofuel purchase by the Navy to three U.S.-based refining operations has pissed off some members of the Republican party who still think we’re sitting on an unlimited and uninterrupted supply of oil

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