Poll Shows American Frustration Over Oil

Cindy Zimmerman

As Congress holds hearings on the oil spill, a new study finds most Americans are ready to do what it takes to reduce dependence on oil. The Consumer Federation of America (CFA) report shows that, “even before the Gulf oil spill and Congressional hearings, Americans strongly supported reduced oil consumption and tougher fuel economy standards. In a late March survey …


‘Heavy Oil’ Working Group to Launch

Joanna Schroeder

Big Oil baffles me. They are running full-scale ad campaigns touting their work in developing alternative energy sources, (you couldn’t miss them if you watched the Winter Olympics) and then they turn around and file a suit against the EPA for the expanded Renewable Fuels Standard. They claim it is “unlawful and unfair.” Well, today, according to an article in …

biofuels, Oil, Opinion

New Energy Plan – Offshore Drilling

Joanna Schroeder

President Obama gave a speech this morning from a hanger at Andrews Air Force Base reiterating our country’s need for energy independence. This will be done, he says, through energy initiatives and the government will “lead by example.” In the background, a Navy Green Hornet jet that will fly on a mix of 50 percent biomass on earth day next …

Biodiesel, biofuels, Ethanol, Legislation, Oil, Opinion

Ethanol Takes A Bite out of Crude

Joanna Schroeder

Ethanol is taking a bite out of crude oil, this according to a recent OPEC report. An article published in The National, says that rising ethanol use in the United States is dampening demand for petroleum based fuels and this will be felt even more during the next few months. Next week, OPEC ministers are getting ready to meet in …

Ethanol, Ethanol News, Oil

Worldwide Oil Subsidies Could Top $500 Billion

Joanna Schroeder

Last September, the G-20 leaders announced during an event in Pittsburgh, that they are committed to phasing out controversial fossil-fuel based subsidies. According to the Global Subsidies Initiative, the G-20 leaders blame subsidies for encouraging wasteful consumption and undermining efforts to combat climate change. Referencing studies by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the International Energy Agency …

Ethanol, Growth Energy, Oil