The Union of Concerned Scientists' Dr. Jeremy Martin gives a realistic look at the future of fuels both traditional and alternative.
The fight over converting the national supply of gasoline from a maximum 10-percent ethanol blend (known as E10) to E15 have quieted down somewhat when it comes to passenger cars. For other applications - like "motorcycles and nonroad products" - the stru
It's not quite the Hells Angels at Altamont, but another biker group is being accused of piling on, this time by ethanol advocates.
The controversial E15 – the fuel that blends 15 percent ethanol in gasoline – is still waiting approval for use in California, and it's going to take a few years for the decision to be made. That's the statement sent to the American Motorcyclist Association by the California Air Resources Board (CARB).
This would be a concern outside the state of Minnesota as well, because when one state gets a waiver, others are free to follow suit. This is why California's more stringent emissions requirements have been adopted in other states as well. Currently, gasoline sold to consumers can contain up to 10 percent ethanol.
Quite a weekend! Ferrari returns, a new Nextel Cup points leader, a wild sports car race, a ton of motorcycle road racing, and some fence-climbing in Japan.