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Congress Still Hates Biofuel (For the Military)

June 20th, 2012 | by Charis Michelsen

The U.S. military is – perhaps unsurprisingly – one of the driving forces behind alternative fuel sources; after all, not being dependent on potentially hostile foreign countries for vital fuel is a matter of national security. However, in the short term, said alternative fuels are more expensive than standard fossil fuels, and that creates a few problems.

Leaving the Fossil Fuel Era with Methanol

April 17th, 2012 | by Glenn Meyers

For those who find themselves stuck at the gas pump and glued to the Fossil Fuel Era, it‘s always uplifting to keep alternatives in mind, even if they aren’t commonly used like they should be. Methanol, the fuel that powers the racecars at the upcoming Indianapolis 500 should be placed high on that list of alternatives

Clean Energy Leaders Unite, Write Congress to Extend 1603 Tax Credit Grants

December 2nd, 2011 | by Andrew

A coalition of clean energy economy leaders and stakeholders has sent Congress a letter urging them to extend the Treasury Section 1603 grant program through 2012. Enacted to sustain investment flows in the wake of the 2008 financial systems collapse and due to expire at year-end, the 1603 grant program has been central to the continued growth and development of clean energy across the US in all its forms in ensuing years

Questions Emerge about Genetically Engineering Algae as Biofuels

April 6th, 2011 | by Glenn Meyers

For those wondering about the present-day status of developing algae into renewable fuels, rest assured, much is occurring. The field that is aggressively exploring the genetic modification of algae to produce superior strains of biofuels now has many big players, including companies like Exxon-Mobil, Sapphire Energy and Monsanto, to name a few

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