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Greenhouse Gas Increases Are Leading to a Faster Rate of Global Warming

by Worldwatch Institute  (Dec. 15, 2014)

According to the most recent estimates, 2014 emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2), the main contributor to global climate change, are projected to be 2.5 percent higher than 2013 levels, which translates into the release of 37 billion additional tons of CO2 into the atmosphere. As negotiators wrap up their talks at the international climate ...

Iberdrola USA to convert vehicle fleet to alternative fuel

by IberdrolaUSA, Inc.  (Sep. 16, 2014)

Iberdrola USA recently signed a commitment agreement with the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) to spend at least five percent of its annual fleet acquisition budget on plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) and equipment. This commitment is the latest step in Iberdrola USA’s ongoing strategy to utilize and support alternative-fuel vehicle ...

Waste, an alternative source of energy to petroleum

by Elhuyar Fundazioa - Basque Research  (Oct. 21, 2014)

The group led by Martín Olazar, researcher in the UPV/EHU’s Department of Chemical Engineering, is studying the development of sustainable refineries where it is possible to produce fuels and raw materials providing an alternative to petroleum by using biomass and other waste materials like plastics, tyres, etc. Conical spouted beds ...

MagneGas Sees Increased Fuel Demand Following FABTECH

by MagneGas Corporation  (Nov. 19, 2014)

MagneGas Corporation ("MagneGas" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: MNGA), a technology company that counts among its inventions a patented process that converts liquid waste into a hydrogen-based fuel, announced today that it successfully demonstrated its new MagneGas® 2 product at the FABTECH Expo and received positive feedback from end users at the ...

EU law to boost alternative fuels infrastructure is ‘dead letter’, NGO says

by Transport and Environment (T&E)  (Sep. 29, 2014)

The Council of the EU today passed the infrastructure for alternative fuels law, failing to boost the development of a low-carbon European transport network. The enacted law drops all binding targets for electric charging points or hydrogen. Transport & Environment has said the law is a ‘dead letter’ because it will do nothing to ...

DOE Announces Webinars on Alternative Fuel Online Tools and Resources, Plug-In Electric Vehicle Standards and Market Development, and More

by US Department of Energy  (Sep. 24, 2014)

EERE offers webinars to the public on a range of subjects, from adopting the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, to training for the clean energy workforce. Webinars are free; however, advanced registration is typically required. You can also watch archived webinars and browse previously aired videos, slides, and ...

Energy Department Announces $4.5 Million to Expand Usage of Alternative Fuels

by US Department of Energy  (Jul. 16, 2014)

In support of President Obama’s all-of-the-above energy strategy, the Energy Department today announced up to $4.5 million in funding to expand the use of alternative fuels through the Clean Cities program, which works with nearly 100 local coalitions and thousands of stakeholders across the country to decrease the use of petroleum in ...

Coal-Water Fuel as an ecological alternative to Heating Oil

by PC GlobeCore  (Jun. 2, 2014)

What is “coal-water fuel” and how it can helps? Coal-water fuel (CWSF or CWS or CWF) is a fuel which consists of fine dispersed coal particles, water and plasticizing agent. This type of fuel is widely used as an alternative to gas and black oil on different heat generating facilities. The operational economy is the main of ...

U.S. Fuel Economy Reaches All-Time High/Fuel economy gains for new vehicles continue under President Obama’s Clean Car Program

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Oct. 8, 2014)

New vehicles achieved an all-time-high fuel economy in 2013, the Environmental Protection Agency announced today. Model year 2013 vehicles achieved an average of 24.1 miles per gallon (mpg) --- a 0.5 mpg increase over the previous year and an increase of nearly 5 mpg since 2004. Fuel economy has now increased in eight of the last nine years. The ...

Canada, US and Big Oil bullying dilutes EU dirty fuel law

by Transport and Environment (T&E)  (Oct. 7, 2014)

After five years of heavy-handed lobbying by Canada, the US and oil majors [1], the European Commission today published fuel ...

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