Devastating Fuel Economy Standards

A $2.2 billion curse on the American economy. This is the estimated cost to refiners for having to comply with the government’s program forcing renewable fuels on Americans. This cost to refiners for buying RINs (Renewable Identification Numbers) is actually Continue reading Devastating Fuel Economy Standards

Pushing the Green Car Agenda

While expensive battery-powered vehicles (BEVs), such as Tesla, are uneconomic and impractical, most people could relax and ignore the hubbub about BEVs because they could always rely on using their family car powered by gasoline. This sanguine view could be Continue reading Pushing the Green Car Agenda

COP 21 Carbon Cutting Absurdity, Part 2 of 3

As shown in Part 1, it’s impossible for the world to cut CO2 emissions enough to prevent a climate disaster, but could the United States cut its CO2 emissions 80% by 2050? As seen in Part 1, electricity generation and Continue reading COP 21 Carbon Cutting Absurdity, Part 2 of 3

Coal and the Unreachable Climate Goal

While the Obama administration continues to promote its war on coal, and fossil fuels in general, coal usage worldwide continues at a brisk pace. While silly movies, like Before the Flood, promote COP 21 goals, the world continues to favor Continue reading Coal and the Unreachable Climate Goal

EPA Targets Freedom

The technical implications of the EPA’s Clean Power Plan (CPP) are not easily understood, but the threat to America’s freedom is clear. Here is how a Wall Street Journal editorial described the CPP: “In the name of reducing carbon emissions, Continue reading EPA Targets Freedom

Tesla, GM, & Toyota Battle for Customers

The electric vehicle battleground at the end of September saw a major increase in the number of PHEVs and BEVs being sold during the 3rd quarter, and a continuing shift away from Hybrids, such as the original Prius.   US Continue reading Tesla, GM, & Toyota Battle for Customers