Energy & Fuel

"New U.S. Truck Emissions Rules Could Touch Off Industry Struggle"

"U.S. environmental regulators are expected within days to propose rules to make trucks more fuel efficient, and trucking industry executives and lobbyists familiar with the process said the rules will probably call for boosting fuel efficiency by 2027 nearly 40 percent from 2010 levels."

Source: Reuters, 06/11/2015

Cheap and Clean

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"Cheap and Clean: How Americans Think About Energy in the Age of Global Warming"

By Stephen Ansolabehere and David M. Konisky
MIT Press, $27.95

Reviewed by JENNIFER WEEKS

How do Americans think about energy choices?

What kinds of new power plants and delivery systems are the public likely to accept, and what types and levels of risk will consumers tolerate in return for reliable energy supplies?

"Renewable: The World-Changing Power of Alternative Energy"

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"Renewable: The World-Changing Power of Alternative Energy"

By Jeremy Shere
St. Martin’s Press, $25.99

Reviewed by STEFAN MILKOWSKI

Reading Jeremy Shere’s “Renewable: The World-Changing Power of Alternative Energy,” you can’t help but think – lament, even regret – what might have been.

If only President Lincoln had taxed kerosene as much as alcohol during the Civil War, our cars might run on biofuels today.

"Nearly 60 Percent of Kentucky’s Coal Plants May Be Gone by 2040"

"In 25 years, Kentucky’s energy landscape will look dramatically different than it does now. As Energy and Environment Secretary Len Peters told a legislative committee last week, Kentucky is already facing the loss of the majority of its coal fleet over the next 25 years, and that’s without the EPA’s upcoming greenhouse gas regulations."

Source: WFPL, 06/09/2015

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