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Clean Fuel Standard Is Just What The Doctor Ordered

As practicing physicians, we see the health impacts of air pollution and climate change every day. As a father, I’ve felt how scary it was when our infant son struggled to breathe. Allowing children to suffer from asthma is unacceptable harm brought on by our addiction to fossil fuels. It’s our responsibility to keep our […]

Cleaner Fuels Will Help Bolster Washington’s Dairy Industry

Lower milk prices have many family dairies screaming, “Holy cow!” But the secret to prolonged success isn’t in the milk alone. If small dairies are going to survive, it’s time for cows to pass a lot of gas. Here’s where we’re at now: Things are not looking good for the average American dairy farmer. Nearly […]

Facing Closures, Oil Refiners Turning To Biofuels

In the United States, demand for biofuel is also set to grow rapidly in the coming years due to new fuel quality regulations in states including California. It is set to reach 2 billion gallons per year by 2025 from 21.4 million gallons currently consumed every year, according to Morgan Stanley. The gap between demand […]

Consumer Reports: EV’s Are Cheaper

Data is king, and when it comes to information on the frequency of repairs on automobiles, Consumer Reports has more data than anyone. For its latest report, it did a deep dive into the data from its 2019 and 2020 reliability surveys of electric and gasoline-powered vehicles. After crunching all the numbers, Consumer Reports says […]

Low Carbon Fuel Standards Are Pushing The Dirtiest Fuels Out Of The Market

Governments concerned about climate change generally aren’t banning fossil fuels outright; they’re creating low carbon performance standards, which allow for taxing of fuels based on their carbon content. A steadily rising price for carbon means the dirtiest fuels—from places as disparate as Canada, Venezuela, and Alaska—will eventually be pushed out of those systems. Read the […]

Will Cleaner Fuels Really Reduce Forest Fires?

  As relentless wildfires rage their way down and across the West, there’s an obvious question to ask: “How do we stop or slow down these deadly fires?” One answer lies in making a switch to clean fuels. To some, the connection between wildfires, climate change, and clean fuels is tangential. Others claim this summer’s […]

How We Can Plug In $3 Billion To Washington’s Economy

The electric car economy is a key driver of the zero-carbon revolution. Electric vehicles (EVs) aren’t new news, but the technology has evolved to the point that they’re affordable for most drivers and result in savings over the life of the vehicle. There is an obvious environmental advantage anywhere a driver swaps their gas-burning ride […]

The King Of Green Gas: Renewable Diesel

Introducing the King of Green Gas Making a dent in our CO2 emissions in Washington requires reducing the carbon footprint of our transportation system. The good news is there are many technologies available. Some commuters choose mass transit; and those who drive to work might choose a hybrid car or an electric vehicle. Unfortunately, for […]

National Low Carbon Fuel Standard Proposed By Bipartisan EPA Administrators

Heading Two Citing the need to fully protect public health and the environment, last week, a bipartisan group of six former U.S. EPA administrators published a letter calling for a national low carbon fuel standard. The group includes Lee Thomas (Reagan), William Reilly (H.W. Bush), Carol Browner (Clinton), Christine Todd Whitman (W. Bush), Lisa Jackson (Obama), and Gina […]