January 18, 2013
by Sasha Lyutse
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Could our Corn Belt "grow" energy more efficiently–and help clean up our waters too?

Sasha Lyutse, Policy Analyst, New York
Every day our economy pumps more heat-trapping greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, with consequences all too real for all too many Americans, from those of us who faced the wrath of hurricane San… Continue reading

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October 10, 2012
by Max Baumhefner
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What if You Could Choose Your Fuel?

Max Baumhefner, Sustainable Energy Fellow, San Francisco
Gas prices in California are finally starting to drop after a series of record highs, following a fire at a Chevron refinery and a power outage at an Exxon Mobil facility, hurting… Continue reading

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August 20, 2012
by Brian Siu
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Biofuel Tax Policy: Short Term Progress, Long Term Challenges

Brian Siu, Policy Analyst, Washington, D.C.
Runaway oil dependence puts our environment, public health and national security at risk.  That’s why the Senate Finance Committee’s recent extension of the cellulosic ethanol… Continue reading

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July 12, 2012
by Ralph Cavanagh
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Unexpectedly Good News Regarding Energy Trends

Ralph Cavanagh, Energy Program Co-Director, San Francisco, CA
It’s not often that an environmental advocate gets to share good news about energy with electricity industry executives.
But I recently had the opportunity to do so dur… Continue reading

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April 18, 2012
by Peter Lehner
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Finger-Pointing Continues on Gas Prices

Peter Lehner, Executive Director, New York City
Big Oil’s supporters in Congress have yet to come up with a credible plan to help get America out of the gas price crunch. Their latest effort, the Gasoline Regulations Act, is no excep… Continue reading

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December 23, 2011
by Sasha Lyutse
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Out with the old, in with the new; bidding farewell to the corn ethanol tax credit

Sasha Lyutse, Policy Analyst, New York
I turn 30 this weekend. That means that for my whole life, the corn ethanol industry has been receiving federal subsidies. From the Energy Tax Act of 1978, which gave ethanol its first tax exemptio… Continue reading

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May 12, 2011
by Brian Siu
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Balancing Environmental, Economic, and National Security

Brian Siu, Policy Analyst, Washington, D.C. Over the last several years, oil prices, geopolitical events and environmental concerns have driven the Defense Department’s strong interest in domestic alternative fuels. And with good reason. Our petr… Continue reading

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