In the fourth installment of the NewsHour’s Costly Crude series, environmentalist and adviser to California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger Terry Tamminen discusses the shrinking oil supply with Ray Suarez. Continue reading
In the third of the NewsHour’s ‘Costly Crude’ series on the rising price of oil, a Chevron executive offers insight on rising oil prices and the future of the oil industry. Continue reading
Switchgrass, a prairie grass grown on marginal farmland and processed into ethanol, can produce five times more energy than it takes to grow the crop, according to a new study. Continue reading
After a report by Jeffrey Brown on the year in economic news, business writers from across the country reflect on how the ups and downs of the business world have impacted local communities. Continue reading
- My understanding is that it takes .75 gallons of fuel to make one gallon of ethanol. If this is true, why is this fuel source so widely acclaimed as a great idea?
Question/Comment: There are two issues I’d like to see you tackle that I have not seen anyone in the media deal with. The first has to do with the sensibility of ethanol as a renewable fuel source. My understanding is … Continue reading
The House passed an energy bill Tuesday that sets more demanding fuel efficiency standards for automobiles and calls for increased production of renewable sources of fuel. The bill was passed by the Senate last week. Energy and climate experts assess the tenets and impact of the bill. Continue reading
The Senate passed an energy bill Thursday night that would require automobile makers to increase fuel economy standards to 35 miles per gallon by the year 2020. The NewsHour’s Kwame Holman reports on the action on Capitol Hill. Continue reading