Category: Alternative Fuels

20 Under 20 “Stop Out”

Eden Full was 19 when she “stopped out” of Princeton University.  She had received a Thiel Fellowship which offered her $100,000 to drop out of school for a two year fellowship to pursue an entrepreneurial project.  The fellowship is offered

Emissions Reductions in the Transportation Sector in the EU

The European Union accounted for 22% of overall transportation sector emissions, placing it second behind the United States which has a 29% share (Ibid). Transport emissions reductions are a challenge in Europe, as they have been a proven leader in

Hydraulic Fracturing and the Energy Future of Europe

The issue of hydraulic fracturing is revealing deep divisions in the European Union. While many of the rich nations of Western Europe have all shunned the practice, the poorer countries of Eastern Europe are in favor of it. The debate

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Beyond Renewable Fuel Standards

In the last post on this subject—RFS: Reconsidering Fuel Standards? —the possibility of new alternative fuels emerging that can compete with fossil fuels was briefly introduced. Due to the controversy surrounding renewable fuel standards, specifically whether they drive up food

RFS: Reconsidering Fuel Standards?

Source: Biofuels Digest The Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) is a hotly contested issue in the U.S., and recent political wrangling may end up setting back progress that proponents of renewable fuels have made. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) appears

Transportation reform is key in pursuit of 2 degrees

15% of GHG emissions worldwide originate from human transport-related activities, including, but not limited to, automotive vehicles such as light-weight cars, freight trucks, airplanes, and maritime shipping vessels. Of this, 6% originate from the United States alone, where transportation-related emissions