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Veg My Ride: Diesel to Vegoil Conversion Guide

Veg My Ride: Diesel to Vegoil Conversion Guide

The process of converting a vehicle to run on vegetable oil may seem complicated or difficult. But now for those thinking about making the switch there's a new resource designed to help make them the transition at home and for less money than they might think.
The Best Peak Oil Investments: Why Invest for Peak Oil?

The Best Peak Oil Investments: Why Invest for Peak Oil?

The purpose of this series on peak oil investments has been to highlight companies outside the oil sector that are likely to benefit from increasing oil prices. This article explains why we should expect oil prices to rise. (Note: scroll to the end of this article to find a link to all the articles in this series.)
Plug-in Vehicles Have Been Weighed in the Balance and Found Wanting

Plug-in Vehicles Have Been Weighed in the Balance and Found Wanting

A comment from maxkilmachina recently drew my attention to an article in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences titled Valuation of plug-in vehicle life-cycle air emissions and oil displacement benefits. While it costs $10 to download the article and supporting documentation, I believe it's worthwhile for all serious energy storage and electric vehicle investors because the underlying study is the first comprehensive total cost of ownership analysis I've seen that includes both direct end-user costs and identifiable externalities like emissions, military and other indirect costs arising from oil consumption in the US.
US BioEnergy Opens New Ethanol Facility

US BioEnergy Opens New Ethanol Facility

US BioEnergy Corporation has announced that US Bio Marion, its Marion, South Dakota ethanol plant, began production in February. The company acquired the 110 million gallon per year ethanol plant while under construction in August 2007.
EnCana expects riches from U.S. energy bill

EnCana expects riches from U.S. energy bill

The U.S. energy bill is “tailor made” to benefit Canada’s top oil and gas company, its chief executive said yesterday…
Former NH Governor Calls for Funding for Renewables

Former NH Governor Calls for Funding for Renewables

Jeanne Shaheen, the former Governor of New Hampshire is asking Washington lawmakers to take back some of the subsidies received by the oil and gas industry and invest them in renewable energy. Shaheen said the recent energy bill was weak and benefits big oil while harming emerging green and renewable technologies. She is also running for the U.S. Senate and held a news conference in Nashua, NH to talk about her plans for energy policy.
Lubricating Energy Policy

Lubricating Energy Policy

The new report from the Taxpayers for Common Sense shows that oil companies paid just 11.7 percent of their U.S. income in federal taxes over the last five years, and the “smaller” companies included in the study that reported positive earnings only paid 3.7 percent. To achieve such a low tax rate, oil companies were able to take advantage of special tax breaks and loopholes that allowed them to defer more than $17 billion in taxes they would have otherwise owed.
Big Oil’s 100-Year Incentive Birthday Bash Hosted by…Biofuels?

Big Oil’s 100-Year Incentive Birthday Bash Hosted by…Biofuels?

Happy birthday, Big Oil! A group gathered in Washington D.C. this week to celebrate 100 years of tax subsidies for the oil industry – but attendees certainly weren’t oil-industry insiders – quite the opposite, in fact. The party consisted of more than 50 members of the American Coalition of Ethanol (ACE) and the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA), who were […]
Renewables 2004 Conference Opens in Germany

Renewables 2004 Conference Opens in Germany

One hundred and fifty-four countries represented by over 3000 participants opened the four-day Renewables 2004 conference called by German Chancellor Gerhard Schroder. The conference convened at the former German parliament on the Rhine River. The expected 250 media representatives ballooned into more than 700 as energy became a top story during the last few weeks.
Houston Area Power Plant Runs Entirely on Biodiesel

Houston Area Power Plant Runs Entirely on Biodiesel

Biofuels Power Corp. has begun producing and selling electricity into the ERCOT Power Grid from its biodiesel powered generating plant in Oak Ridge North, Texas, which is run entirely on biodiesel.