alternative fuels

Harvest Public Media
7:28 am
Wed February 5, 2014

Why Cutting The Ethanol Mandate May Not Ruin The Rural Economy

Just outside of Central City, Neb., is the Green Plains Energy ethanol plant, a facility that can produce 100 million gallons of ethanol each year.
Grant Gerlock Harvest Public Media

The EPA wants to roll back the amount of ethanol mixed into the fuel supply for 2014, worrying farmers across the Corn Belt. Ethanol supporters warn that if the EPA follows through, the rural economy will take the fall. But many economists predict a soft landing.

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Up To Date
10:07 am
Sun September 22, 2013

Saving The Environment With Policy And Protest

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. (left) and Bob McKibben (right)
Credit Concert for the Climate

If commitment was all it took to reverse global warming and stop pollution of of land, air and water, then Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and Bill McKibben would be considered environmental superheroes.

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5:05 pm
Fri April 26, 2013

Kansas City Buses Will Say Goodbye To Diesel

Councilman Dick Davis once managed the bus transit service. He now weighs-in on full conversion to natural gas fuel.
Credit KCCG

The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority , or ATA, is phasing itself out of the diesel bus business.

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Up To Date
6:00 pm
Sun March 10, 2013

From Steam To Diesel To . . . Natural Gas?

A recreated UP # 119 steam locomotive at the Golden Spike Historic Site in Utah

In the history of the locomotive, natural gas may prove to be as game-changing to the railroad industry in this century as diesel was in the last.  

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