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    Obama trying to give biofuels a bump
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    Currently, the United States isn't producing enough biofuels to satisfy the requirements set out by the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, and President Obama's administration is planning to do something about it. On Tuesday, Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced a new ...

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    Mercedes runs out of gas by 2015
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    Mercedes -- like a lot of other folks -- believes oil is going to run out eventually. But instead of waiting until the "Low on Oil" light comes on, the brand behind the three-pointed-star has set a goal to convert its entire fleet to run on alternative fuels by 2015. That's seven years to get off ...

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    Prince Charles' Aston runs on a gallon of sack... wine, that is
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    Prince Charles is not new to the environmental debate. His blue, 38-year-old Aston Martin, however, has had nothing to do with being environmentally friendly. Until now. The car, a gift from the Queen on Charles' 21st birthday, has joined the growing fleet of cars that run on bioethanol, having ...

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    Sen. McCain proposes $300m prize for a better battery
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    Petroleum prices are making electric vehicles and engines which run on biofuels look more and more attractive with each passing day. That's why its likely to be a hot topic this election season as each presidential candidate sets out his own unique proposals to ease the country into a new era of ...

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    Oil independence possible according to DoE scientist
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    A scientist in the U.S. Department of Energy's science and energy research unit has said "Energy independence is a realistic goal for the United State of America," by 2030. There are, of course, a few caveats to that. First is that by the word "independence," he doesn't mean not using any oil ...

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    Bentley wants to slash CO2 by two-thirds
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    Click above for high-res gallery of the 2009 Bentley BrooklandsBritish racing green could take on a whole new meaning if Bentley is able to achieve its goal of reducing CO2 emissions by two-thirds to just 120 grams per kilometer by 2012. Currently, all of its vehicles emit more than 400 g/km, no ...

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    2009 HUMMER H2 and H2 SUT will be E85 compatible
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    In Dallas, a businessman has spent half a million dollars to install nine pumps that dispense E85, E10, and biodiesel. The catch: the businessman is a HUMMER dealer, and the pumps are next to his dealership. The station is called Classic Clean Fuels, and it is intended to make a statement for next ...

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    Geneva 2008: Bentley's future involves drawing straw
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    The big news from Bentley in Geneva wasn't really about today -- but stay tuned for 2012. Bentley plans to have its wheel-to-well measure of CO2 emissions down to less than 120g/km, from 400 g/km now. How? By lightening the cars, by engineering better transmissions, and through powerplants able to ...

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    Robert Redford wants you to Kick the Oil Habit
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    The Center for American Progress, which bills itself as a nonpartisan organization (we'll let our readers form their own opinion), has kicked off a campaign to Kick the Oil Habit. Academy Award winner Robert Redford was given a spot on CNN.com's front page to speak his mind ...

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    Apparently it's time to bring on the diesel naysayers
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    With diesel being hailed as the next step in the progression of powertrain efficiency, we guess it's time that the naysayers start crawling out of the woodwork as is their habit. OK, maybe that's a bit unfair - perhaps it is possible to register some legitimate complaints about the ...

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