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California's proposed Low Carbon Fuel Standard
Source : latimes.com
Until somebody comes up with a way to power a car with garbage, like the time-traveling DeLorean in "Back to the Future", our options are limited: gasoline and diesel, electricity, natural gas, liquid coal, hydrogen or plant-derived biofuels such as ethanol. Most people on both the right and the left agree that if we want to decrease our reliance on foreign oil and/or slow the progress of climate change, we're going to have to use less of the first two and focus on some combination of the remaining five. Yet pursuing the alternatives can cause environmental and economic damage that's as bad as, or worse than, that of oil and gasoline. So how do we come up with regulations that encourage cleaner fuels and discourage destructive ones, without making technology decisions that are better left to the free market?
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21 April 2009 |
United States & Canada
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