- $20 per Gallon
- Beginnings and Endings
- Book Update
- Carbon Nanotube Structural Composites
- Alt Fuels
- GM's Driverless Car Announcement
- Thermelectric and Thermionic Devices
- Green Auto Racing
- Of Mileage and Markets - the Politics of Fuel Efficiency
- Thought Provoking Green Vehicles
- Renewable Energy and Energy Storage
- Renewables and Finance
- Structural Nanotubes Now?
- Two Timely Books
- Advanced Biofuels USA
- Alternative Fuels Redux
- Altfuels Industry Directory
- Alt Fuels Manifesto
- Clean Energy Journal Biofuels Forum
- Fossil Fuels
Tech & Scientific Developments
- Green Infrastructure & Environmental Initiatives
- UOP's New Biofuel Tech (Strangled In The Cradle II)
- Alternative Fuel Paradigms
- Alternative Fuel Paradigms, Part II
- STRANGLED IN THE CRADLE?
- Coal and Uranium Reserves Running Out?
- Nanotechnology and Alternative Fuels
- Electricity vs. Alt Fuels
- Energy Transitions and Industrial Policy
- Industrial Policty II
- In Situ Coal Gasification
Commentary & Analysis
- Coal-to-Liquids Controversy
- STATE OF THE INDUSTRY - PART II
- The Heartland Institute's Environmental Journal
- The War of the Alcohols
- Transportation Revolutions Transposed
- Twin Peak - Coal & Uranium
- World Agricultural Forum's Biofuels Initiatve
- Alt Fuel Options
- The Next Bubble
- Finance & Markets
- Legislative & Regulatory
- Tech & Scientific Developments
- The Structure of Transportation Revolutions
- Bio Fuels
- Fossil Fuels
- Heat Engines
- Toward the Renewable Sources Power Grid Part I
- Alternative Fuels - Competitive Landscape
- The Great Illusion or Why the Hydrogen Highway Never Got Built
- The Great Illusion, Part II
- Lightweighting -Saving Fuel by Saving Weight
- Lightweighting - Part III
- Maritime Transport in an Energy Constrained Future
- Maritime Transport and Energy - Part II
- The Future of Aviation
Legislative And Regulatory
It is no exaggeration to suggest that the midterm prospects of the altenative fuels industry will hinge on worldwide legislative and regulatory initiatives. The current regulatory environment heavily favors producers and distributors of conventional fossil fuels in most areas of the world, and many if not most governments provide de facto subsidization of these same industries, which, in most cases already enjoy a production price advantage over alternative fuels due to fully amortized production facilities, mature technologies for processing and extraction, and a comprehensive and highly efficient distribution infrastructure. In order to match these advantages alternative fuels require the enactment of favorable government policies, at least for the time being.
We’ll keep you up to date on significant legislation and regulatory developments throughout the world, and beyond that we’ll provide in-depth legislative analysis and a look at the politics and the special interests behind enacted and proposed legislation.
We’ll also stray into intellectual property issues from time to time, and we’ll discuss the impact, favorable and otherwise, of various environmental measures. We’ll also look at relevant social movements likely to find expression in relevant political action.
Our emphasis will be on analysis, not advocacy. Our aim is to assist individuals with a stake in the business in rational decision making, and such deliberation is facilitated by an understanding what is likely rather than what may be desired. In any case, industry advocacy in respect to alternative fuels is a short term measure because in the end the world will have no choice but to embrace them.
It pays to keep fully informed any and all legislative and political agendas impacting the energy sector. We’ll report on all such developments and indicate their impact on the alternative fuels industry and appropriate business responses for benefiting from favorable legislation and mitigating the effects of adverse governmental actions.