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Electric Power
Electric Power

Natural Gas Power Destined to Die - Energy Institute

Both natural gas and coal are doomed as feedstock for electricity generation in the U.S., overlooked but inevitable victims of the Clean Air Act, warned Christopher Guith, U.S. Chamber of Commerce senior vice president of policy for the Institute of 21st Century Energy.

Margins & Economics
Public Policy

U.S. RFS Would Reduce, Not Raise Fuel Prices - Report

Near-term statutory biofuel requirements under the federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS-2) would not have any meaningful impact on regular gasoline (E10) prices, a recent paper by Iowa State University’s Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD) suggests.

Transportation & Logistics

EPA Offers $5 Million for U.S. Marine-Port Cleanups

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced September 22 that it’s making available $5 million in grants for diesel emission-cleanup projects at ocean and inland-marine ports that theoretically could be applied to scores of areas around the U.S.

Transportation & Logistics
Fuels & Processing

Virent Aims to Scale Up Bio-Based Paraxylene

Madison, Wis.-based biorefining-technology developer Virent Energy Systems recently announced that The Coca-Cola Co. made an additional investment in the company’s development and commercialization of its bio-based paraxylene (bio-PX)—trademarked “BioFormPX.”

Fuels & Processing
Electric Power
Public Policy

EU Mandates LNG for Trucks, Ships; Electricity for Cars

The Council of the EU on September 29 gave final approval to legislation that will force member states of the EU to take steps to expand alternative-fuels refueling infrastructure—including liquefied natural gas (LNG) for trucks and ships and charging stations for electric vehicles (EVs).