Senators Coburn, Feinstein, Introduce Bill to Eliminate Ethanol Subsidy and Tariff – Press Releases – Tom Coburn, M.D., United States Senator from Oklahoma

U.S. Senators Tom Coburn, M.D. (R-OK) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) today introduced the Ethanol Subsidy and Tariff Repeal Act, which will fully eliminate the Volumetric Ethanol Excise Tax Credit (VEETC) and fully repeal the import tariff on foreign ethanol. Cosponsors also include Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD), Richard Burr (R-NC), Jim Webb (D-VA), Susan Collins (R-ME),… Continue reading Senators Coburn, Feinstein, Introduce Bill to Eliminate Ethanol Subsidy and Tariff – Press Releases – Tom Coburn, M.D., United States Senator from Oklahoma

GE’s Immelt wishes he had soft-pedaled green talk | Reuters

If I had one thing to do over again I would not have talked so much about green,“ Immelt said at an event sponsored by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. "Even though I believe in global warming and I believe in the science … it just took on a connotation that was too elitist From… Continue reading GE’s Immelt wishes he had soft-pedaled green talk | Reuters

The Moore’s Law of solar energy

That is changing. Over the last 30 years, researchers have watched as the price of capturing solar energy has dropped exponentially. There’s now frequent talk of a “Moore’s law” in solar energy. In computing, Moore’s law dictates that the number of components that can be placed on a chip doubles every 18 months. More practically… Continue reading The Moore’s Law of solar energy

Gore Riles Corn Ethanol Lobby

Al Gore has apparently irked some members of the ethanol lobby by suggesting during a panel discussion at a green business conference on Monday that his earlier support for corn-based ethanol subsidies was “a mistake.” From Gore Riles Corn Ethanol Lobby – NYTimes.com Now that he will never run a campaign in Iowa, he can be honest.

China Far Outpaces U.S. in Building Cleaner Coal-Fired Plants

But largely missing in the hand-wringing is this: China has emerged in the past two years as the world’s leading builder of more efficient, less polluting coal power plants, mastering the technology and driving down the cost. While the United States is still debating whether to build a more efficient kind of coal-fired power plant… Continue reading China Far Outpaces U.S. in Building Cleaner Coal-Fired Plants

Billions in Oil Missing in Iraq

Between 100,000 and 300,000 barrels a day of Iraq’s declared oil production over the past four years is unaccounted for and could have been siphoned off through corruption or smuggling, according to a draft American government report. From New York Times We are fighting a war where the American taxpayer finances both sides of the… Continue reading Billions in Oil Missing in Iraq