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An Alternate History of the Energy Crisis

Michael Kanellos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Kanellos

What if the United States had been forced to cut down on gas starting in 1948? U.S. auto companies likely wouldn't have become the bumbling boneheads of the industrial world.

Lucia Graves

Some GOP Senators Become Unlikely Allies Of Green Groups In Fight To Gut Ethanol Subsidies

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- After being elected with a strong mandate to cut spending, all Republicans don't agree on how best to rein in the deficit -- and some ha...

What do Al Gore, Jim DeMint and Tom Coburn Have in Common?

Joel Velasco | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Joel Velasco

Leading conservative Senators Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) and Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) joined former Vice President Al Gore in denouncing the current policy with bold calls for reform.

25,000 Reasons Congress Should End the Ethanol Tariff

Joel Velasco | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Joel Velasco

Send lawmakers the strongest message yet to end the $6 billion dollar per year subsidy handouts and finally stop blocking cleaner, more affordable alternative energy options like sugarcane ethanol from Brazil.

Glaring Hypocrisy in U.S. Ethanol's Subsidized Exports

Joel Velasco | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Joel Velasco

American taxpayers are paying hard earned money to lower prices at the pump for Europeans and other drivers around the world.

Plans to Hike Ethanol in Gasoline Irk Some Gulf Residents

Susan Buchanan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Susan Buchanan

(This article was published in The Louisiana Weekly in the Nov. 15, 2010 edition.) Drivers in South Louisiana have pumped E10 gasoline, containing 10...

Another Blow to Ethanol Subsidies and Trade Protection from Iowa State

Joel Velasco | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Joel Velasco

Fresh competition will ultimately benefit consumers with reduced prices at the pump in the long run.

Urge 'Lame Duck' Congress to Fight for Alternative Fuels

Jeff Simmons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Simmons

The biofuels industry is in a fledgling state. If our leaders make a strategic error now, the American ethanol industry could suffer and we may be forced to buy ethanol from our foreign competitors.

Green News Report: November 2, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Steppin' ...

Weekly Mulch: Why Energy Reform is on Shaky Ground

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger Since national energy reform is on the rocks, ethanol subsidies for the Midwest and ballot propositions to...

Vilsack Changes Tune on the Ethanol Tariff

Joel Velasco | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Joel Velasco

Tom Vilsack should remember that there's wisdom -- and benefits for Americans in the form of lower fuel prices and taxpayer savings -- to be found in fostering competition.

EPA's Indecision on Ethanol Blends: Retreating From a Clean Energy Future

Bob Dinneen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bob Dinneen

In his first televised address from the Oval Office, President Obama summoned Americans to "a national mission" to end our dependence on oil. Unfortu...

From Burning River to Burning Ocean, the Fight for Clean Water Continues

John DeCock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
John DeCock

That we sacrifice the availability and the integrity of clean water every single day for generating energy is an enormous and largely unknown national tragedy.

Green News Report: October 14, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Obama li...

Amanda Terkel

Tea Party Porkers: Secretive Anti-Bailout Group Quietly Lobbies For Government Handouts

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One of the most troubling aspects of the thriving industry of shadowy independent expenditure groups popping up in this election is the fact that the ...

Winning the Race for Renewable Energy

Jeff Simmons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Simmons

America needs to be a leader in the clean energy economy of the future. If we are serious about winning this race, now is not the time to take our foot off the pedal.

Congress -- It's Easy to Save Taxpayers $6 Billion -- Cut Fuel Costs

Joel Velasco | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Joel Velasco

2010-09-22-sugarcanecopy.jpg Current U.S. ethanol policies include an interlocking system of subsidies and tariffs that cost taxpayers $6 billion per year.

Green News Report: September 14, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: They found...

Green News Report: September 9, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: New electri...

After 30 Years of Federal Subsidies and Tariffs, Ethanol Can Go It Alone

Joel Velasco | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Joel Velasco

As the world's top producers of ethanol, the United States and Brazil should lead by example in creating a free market for clean, renewable energy.

Biofuels v. Oil -- The Case for Biofuels Just Keeps Getting Better

Bob Dinneen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bob Dinneen

For anyone who doubts that our dependence on oil is preferable to expanding our production of biofuels, a new report by the National Wildlife Fund is both a wake-up call and a call to action.

Boone Pickens's Plan Full of Hot Air

Jeffrey Rubin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jeffrey Rubin

Switching to natural gas is no more attractive an alternative for most American motorists right now than switching to corn-based ethanol or electric power. And until it is, expect natural gas and oil prices to stay disconnected.

PHOTOS: Did You Know? 15 Toxic Chemicals In Beauty and Household Products

Huffington Post | Barbara Fenig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Toxic chemicals have infiltrated most facets of our lives. They are in everything from our toothpaste and favorite soap to our national parks, which c...

Green News Report: July 20, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Confirmed ...

Ethanol Subsidies In Jeopardy

AP | MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The once-popular ethanol industry is scrambling to hold onto billions of dollars in government subsidies, fighting an increasing pu...