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Discussion Catalyst: Bio-Diesel

Author(s): OurEnergyPolicy.org
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OurEnergyPolicy.org
Date: October 17, 2011 at 3:48 PM

[Note: The statements below are intended solely to stimulate discussion among the Expert community, and do not represent the position of OurEnergyPolicy.org. Text in italics indicates clarification or expansion.]   Diesel accounts for 30% of U.S. transportation fuel. In many uses (like trucking), there is no replacement technology in sight. The use of diesel in Europe is double that of the U.S. Bio-diesel is an excellent replacement for oil-derived diesel since it requires only minor infrastructure change or engine change (unlike methanol and ethanol). However, our sources for bio-diesel are limited today. We need to create a larger bio-diesel market… [more]

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Discussion Catalyst: The Ethanol Market

Author(s): OurEnergyPolicy.org
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OurEnergyPolicy.org
Date: at 3:42 PM

[Note: The statements below are intended solely to stimulate discussion among the Expert community, and do not represent the position of OurEnergyPolicy.org. Text in italics indicates clarification or expansion.]   Critical policy recommendations mentioned above (Flex fuel GEM mandate, Alternative fuel infrastructure tax credit, and Government vehicle purchase mandate). We must solve the “chicken and egg” problem of the alcohol fuel market by forcing initial demand.   Increase the blending mandate of ethanol in the gas that we currently buy to 15%. Mandate fuel blenders to buy any ethanol offered to them until they meet the 15% minimum. Cars can… [more]

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Discussion Catalyst: Moving Away from Oil–The Transportation Sector

Author(s): OurEnergyPolicy.org
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OurEnergyPolicy.org
Date: at 3:39 PM

[Note: The statements below are intended solely to stimulate discussion among the Expert community, and do not represent the position of OurEnergyPolicy.org. Text in italics indicates clarification or expansion.]   Oil-based fuels in the U.S. are used primarily for transportation (69%). Only 2% are used for electricity generation. “Moving away from oil” means finding alternative fuels, alternative methods of propulsion and alternative methods of transportation. The policy should release the market forces so that the oil monopoly can be broken. Critical Policy Recommendations Flex Fuel GEM Mandate – 50% of gasoline powered vehicles by 2011 reaching 100% by 2013. Check… [more]

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