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Call to Action for a Truly Sustainable Renewable Future
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-Include high octane/high ethanol Regular Grade fuel in EPA Tier 3 regulations.
-Use a dedicated, self-reducing non-renewable carbon user fee to fund renewable energy R&D.
-Start an Apollo-type program to bring New Ideas to sustainable biofuel and …

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Emissions, Energy, and Economic Implications of the Curbelo Carbon Tax Proposal
July 23, 2018 – 11:44 am | No Comment

(Columbia University’s Center on Global Energy Policy)  In July 2018 Representative Carlos Curbelo proposed legislation that would put a price on US carbon dioxide emissions (“Curbelo proposal”). A carbon price is widely viewed as a necessary …

All Eyes on Carbon Tax Vote
July 19, 2018 – 1:31 pm | No Comment

by Kelsey Tamborrino (Politico’s Morning Energy)  CARBON COPY: Today’s largely symbolic vote on an anti-carbon tax resolution could offer Republicans helpful campaign-trail fodder against Democrats — but it comes with a price tag for some of …

Bill Would Hike Gas Tax to Pay for Roads
April 17, 2015 – 11:41 am | No Comment

by  Keith Laing (The Hill)  A bipartisan group of House members has filed legislation to hike the federal gas tax and index it to inflation to pay for a new transportation bill.  The measure would …

Gas Tax Hike Looking More Palatable to Republicans
January 16, 2015 – 6:25 pm | No Comment

by Fawn Johnson (National Journal)  Some lawmakers say there needs to be a rebate for low-income families. Others call it a “user fee.”   Lawmakers may have finally run out of arcane accounting options to …

The Chamber of Commerce Conveniently Forgets Its Attacks on Obama
January 15, 2015 – 1:22 pm | No Comment

by Dana Milbank (The Washington Post)  Tom Donohue, the longtime president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, sounded ebullient as he gave his annual report on the health of American business Wednesday.

“It seems to be …

Rep. Jared Huffman Introduces New Bill to Replace Gas Tax, Ensure Solvency of Highway Trust Fund, Fight Climate Change
January 14, 2015 – 12:11 pm | No Comment

(Rep. Jared Huffman (D-CA 2nd)) New bill would ensure solvency of Highway Trust Fund, fully-fund public transportation — Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) today introduced the Gas Tax Replacement Act of 2015, new legislation to stabilize …

With Oil Prices Low, Now’s the Perfect Time for Congress to Raise the Gas Tax
January 7, 2015 – 11:15 am | No Comment

by Editorial Board (The Washington Post)  THE PRICE of crude oil dipped below $50 a barrel on Monday. National gasoline prices average a little over $2 a gallon. On principle and on politics, now is …

Oil’s Swoon Creates the Opening for a Carbon Tax
January 5, 2015 – 11:42 am | No Comment

by Lawrence Summers (The Washington Post)  The case for carbon taxes has long been compelling. With the recent steep fall in oil prices and associated declines in other energy prices, it has become overwhelming. There is …

White House Finalizes 2025 ‘Historic’ Fuel Rules for Automakers
August 28, 2012 – 4:37 pm | No Comment

by David Shephardson  (Detroit News)   The Obama administration has finalized the landmark 2017-25 fuel economy rules that will nearly double the efficiency of the nation’s cars and trucks over the next 13 years to …

Congressional Budget Office Publishes Alternative Approaches to Funding Highways
March 25, 2011 – 2:03 pm | No Comment

(Congressional Budget Office)  The federal government collects revenues from taxes paid by highway users, mostly from those levied on gasoline and diesel fuel, and credits them to the Highway Trust Fund. Those revenues and others are subsequently …

10 to watch: Senators on Energy
February 5, 2011 – 3:17 pm | No Comment

by Darren Goode (Politico)  With Republicans controlling the House and ramping up oversight and investigations of the Obama administration, focus at least initially in the next Congress will be on the Senate to lay a …

Senate Must Pass Small-Business Incentives, Voinovich Says
September 9, 2010 – 12:20 pm | No Comment

by Lori Montgomery  (The Washington Post) …
The senator is a strong advocate of responsible budgeting and has long called for increasing the gas tax, the traditional financing source for the nation’s roadways. He said he …

Senate Trio Hopes to Hit Pay Dirt With Carbon ‘Fee’ on Fuels
April 19, 2010 – 12:31 pm | No Comment

by Darren Samuelsohn  (New York Times)   Key senators are weighing a request from Big Oil to levy a carbon fee on the industry rather than wrap it into a sweeping cap-and-trade system that covers most …

Put Transportation Biofuel Commercial Deployment Where It Belongs: USDOT
February 25, 2010 – 2:15 pm | 2 Comments

by Robert Kozak (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Contemplating the continued inability of the US to meet the biofuels and advanced biofuels production and sales expectations codified in the Renewable Fuels Standard, the Advanced Biofuels USA board …