Colorado Republican Frank McNulty wants to pass a law that punishes cities and towns that vote against fracking by diverting hundreds of thousands of state and federal tax dollars away from them.
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An Ohio state senator, backed by local car dealers has for the second time introduced a measure that would ban the sales of the Tesla Model S.
Barry Goldwater Jr. has publicly opposed an idea by Arizona’s utility service to charge up to $100 a month to customers who use solar panels.
How bad is the chemical spill crisis in West Virginia? It’s bad enough that Wal-Mart had to call in a police escort to “protect” a shipment of bottled water into an area where the water has been deemed unsafe to bathe with, brush your teeth with, or wash your clothes with. It’s almost enough for […]
At a recent conference on the 40th Anniversary of the OPEC embargo (aka “the 1973 oil crisis“), GM CEO Dan Akerson highlighted the need for domestic energy sources by revealing a new for model-year 2015 Chevy Impala bi-fuel sedan, capable of running on both gasoline and compressed natural gas (CNG). That’s not too long after […]
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?
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 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.
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.
Whenever I turn on the news these days and people are taking about the price at the pump it is only a matter of time before the talking head who represents the conservative party mentions electric vehicles (EV). It seems that The Right has dusted off an old talking point – EVs are bad because […]
This Wednesday saw the U.S. Senate approval of a two year $109 billion transportation and infrastructure bill. Now the ball is in the House Republicans court. The federal highway trust fund is set to expire at the end of March. The United States Highway Trust Fund is a transportation fund which receives money from federal […]
We know where our Democratic President stands of Electric Vehicles (EVs) and alternative energy thanks to President Obama’s State of the Union Address. But where do the remaining Republican challengers stand on such issues? We here at Gas2 decided to find out. The current state of America is not great. The housing market has not […]
My main argument for alternative energy sources is that I want options. We have for so long been shackled to oil and its often volatile price fluctuations. When it comes to many alternative fuels though, some politicians seem ready to write them off as “boondoggles” or “government waste.” But I came across this video of […]
High speed rail in America in 2011 is limited. In fact the Acela Express by Amtrak on the northeast corridor of the United States is the only high speed line used in America. This was not always the case; sixty seven years ago the Milwaukee Road introduced high speed rail connecting Minneapolis and Chicago. The […]
On the heels of reporting (more) record breaking profits, and just as gas prices hit $4 a gallon nationwide, Big Oil has been called to Washington to defend billions in tax subsidies that some politicians to strip away. The five largest oil producers in the U.S.; Exxon-Mobil, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, BP America, and Shellby took in […]
I’m all for cutting government waste, but a recent bill introduced by Republicans in Congress would bar California from setting its own emissions and end the EPA’s power to regulate auto emissions. I hate politics.