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The growing movement of shifting investments away from fossil fuels and toward greener alternatives garnered perhaps its most symbolically important news yet. The heirs to the Rockefeller fortune, which came well over a century ago when brothers John and William Rockefeller founded the Standard Oil Company, have publicly announced they would divest completely from any […]

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While you may not need to change the oil on your Volt or other hybrid very often, you can now do so with a greener oil choice. Universal Lubricants announced that its Eco Ultra Synthetic Blend Motor Oil has been awarded a dexos1 license for meeting the rigorous quality requirements for use in General Motors […]

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Recycled oil refiner Universal Lubricants entered in a partnership with Brake Plus to recycle used motor oils. Full cycle” is how Brakes Plus describes its new partnership with Universal Lubricants. An installer and advocate of Eco Ultra Synthetic Blend Motor Oil since July 2012, Brakes Plus now has partnered with Universal Lubricants to collect used […]

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As rises the popularity of biofuels, so does the need for specific crops to provide the “bio” part of the fuel. With this in mind, NexSteppe announced the launch of its first sorghum hybrid products in the U.S. and in Brazil. NexSteppe’s new Malibu sweet sorghum hybrids and Palo Alto high biomass sorghum hybrids are […]

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John Hofmeister, former President of Shell Oil and CEO of Citizens for Affordable Energy, will be joining the Fuel Freedom Foundation Advisory Board. Fuel Freedom is a non-partisan, non-profit organization dedicated to breaking America’s oil addiction by opening the fuel market to allow replacement fuels like ethanol, methanol, natural gas and electric vehicles to fairly […]

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GM Chairman and CEO Dan Akerson said yesterday that the United States is on the cusp of achieving long-term energy security because of the rise of fuel-efficient vehicles, more energy-efficient homes and factories, and the revolution in domestic oil and gas production. Akerson added that the time is now for a consumer-driven national energy policy. […]

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I’m not a writer by profession, but was asked to give my story as one who has transitioned my home, business, and the cars my wife Donna and I drive into the most environmentally sound choices possible (also see video below). Actually, I was trained as a mechanical engineer and retired from the Navy after […]

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My first look at the oil sands was in 1978 when I was still in high school. I was lucky enough to be part of a tour of the then-experimental and heavily subsidized Syncrude operation near Fort McMurry Alberta. Like most Canadians I have been cheering for years for the oil sands to be successful. […]

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Less than five years after President George W. Bush signed the Energy Independence and Security Act into law―increasing the federal Corporate Average Fuel Economy standard for the first time in nearly two decades―new data from University of Michigan’s Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) indicates that the average new vehicle purchased in the United States has become […]

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We could take this story in a number of different directions, but the fact that more than 70 cars sold in the U.S. today are available with over 500 horsepower is being viewed as at least ironic. The HybridCars.com dashboard currently lists around 30 hybrids sold in America, and while this number is increasing, another […]

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