The Truth About Cars » energy http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Mon, 08 Feb 2016 20:14:50 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » energy http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Nissan Taking On Tesla Powerwall With Recycling Approach http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/06/nissan-taking-on-tesla-powerwall-with-recycling-approach/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/06/nissan-taking-on-tesla-powerwall-with-recycling-approach/#comments Mon, 15 Jun 2015 18:00:11 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1092769 Nissan is looking to take on Tesla et al in the stationary energy storage game with their own battery solution. However, unlike the Silicon Valley based electric car manufacturer and ZEV credit printing press, the Japanese automaker is looking to take a much greener approach. Instead of building fresh batteries for commercial stationary applications, Nissan will […]

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Nissan is looking to take on Tesla et al in the stationary energy storage game with their own battery solution. However, unlike the Silicon Valley based electric car manufacturer and ZEV credit printing press, the Japanese automaker is looking to take a much greener approach. Instead of building fresh batteries for commercial stationary applications, Nissan will […]

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While You Were Sleeping: Jeep GC Pickup Render, Brilliance V3 Debut and Jobs, Jobs, Jobs (Or a Lack Thereof) http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/sleeping-jeep-gc-pickup-render-brilliance-v3-debut-jobs-jobs-jobs-lack-thereof/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/sleeping-jeep-gc-pickup-render-brilliance-v3-debut-jobs-jobs-jobs-lack-thereof/#comments Fri, 08 May 2015 10:11:11 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1064017 As trucks ride a heat wave of interest from consumers, I look at this Grand Cherokee render and think, “That’ll do.” Jeep Trailhawk (Theophilus Chin) Self-titled Automotive Manipulator Theophilus Chin has put together a compelling image of a Jeep Grand Cherokee pickup. Exclusive: Honda Australia pensions off Civic diesel (GoAuto) As car enthusiasts scream for diesel […]

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As trucks ride a heat wave of interest from consumers, I look at this Grand Cherokee render and think, “That’ll do.” Jeep Trailhawk (Theophilus Chin) Self-titled Automotive Manipulator Theophilus Chin has put together a compelling image of a Jeep Grand Cherokee pickup. Exclusive: Honda Australia pensions off Civic diesel (GoAuto) As car enthusiasts scream for diesel […]

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Biggest Supplier of U.S. Foreign Oil Elects Democratic Socialist Government http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/biggest-supplier-u-s-foreign-oil-elects-democratic-socialist-government/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/biggest-supplier-u-s-foreign-oil-elects-democratic-socialist-government/#comments Wed, 06 May 2015 13:27:12 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1062762 Last night, it became official: Alberta, the largest producer of oil in Canada, ended the 40 year reign of the Progressive Conservatives in favor of the New Democratic Party (NDP), a democratic socialist party. This could mean big changes in the energy sector, from oil patch to gas pump. The Alberta NDP, under the leadership of […]

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Last night, it became official: Alberta, the largest producer of oil in Canada, ended the 40 year reign of the Progressive Conservatives in favor of the New Democratic Party (NDP), a democratic socialist party. This could mean big changes in the energy sector, from oil patch to gas pump. The Alberta NDP, under the leadership of […]

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Dude, Where’s My Cheap Gasoline? The Truth about Oil Part III http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/03/dude-wheres-cheap-gasoline-truth-oil-part-iii/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/03/dude-wheres-cheap-gasoline-truth-oil-part-iii/#comments Thu, 05 Mar 2015 22:36:46 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1016578   If you drive a Tesla, Leaf or a Volt, you may not have been to a gas pump lately. For the rest of us you’re probably wondering how in the Hell did he get it so wrong! There are some pretty amazing things happening in the oil industry, and a perfect storm gathered to […]

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  If you drive a Tesla, Leaf or a Volt, you may not have been to a gas pump lately. For the rest of us you’re probably wondering how in the Hell did he get it so wrong! There are some pretty amazing things happening in the oil industry, and a perfect storm gathered to […]

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US Once Again the Swing Oil Producer: Whither Gas Prices? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/01/us-swing-oil-producer-whither-gas-prices/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/01/us-swing-oil-producer-whither-gas-prices/#comments Thu, 29 Jan 2015 23:00:24 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=989498 Despite a collapse in oil prices of 50 percent since summer’s end, Saudi Arabia, whose vast production capacity has enabled that country to modulate world oil prices by adjusting its output, “effectively resigned from that role,” Daniel Yergin wrote in this past Sunday’s New York Times Week in Review. “…OPEC handed over all responsibility for […]

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Despite a collapse in oil prices of 50 percent since summer’s end, Saudi Arabia, whose vast production capacity has enabled that country to modulate world oil prices by adjusting its output, “effectively resigned from that role,” Daniel Yergin wrote in this past Sunday’s New York Times Week in Review. “…OPEC handed over all responsibility for […]

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A Brief History Of The Oil Crash http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/01/brief-history-oil-crash/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/01/brief-history-oil-crash/#comments Fri, 16 Jan 2015 14:30:25 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=984457 Reuters Energy analyst John Kemp has published a timeline of events that explain the latest crash in crude oil prices. As energy prices enter a new era, we’ll be focusing more and more on this sector, and how it relates to the automobile.

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Reuters Energy analyst John Kemp has published a timeline of events that explain the latest crash in crude oil prices. As energy prices enter a new era, we’ll be focusing more and more on this sector, and how it relates to the automobile.

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Pundits Push Gas Tax Hike From Left and Right http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/01/pundits-push-gas-tax-hike-left-right/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/01/pundits-push-gas-tax-hike-left-right/#comments Thu, 15 Jan 2015 14:53:52 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=983849 Last week, I bought gasoline for less than $2/gallon for the first time in probably more than a decade. A tankful for my ’08 Civic (stick) cost me sixteen whole dollars and fifty-three cents. Now two leading thinkers, one from each party, have called for taking the opportunity of low gas prices to slap a […]

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Last week, I bought gasoline for less than $2/gallon for the first time in probably more than a decade. A tankful for my ’08 Civic (stick) cost me sixteen whole dollars and fifty-three cents. Now two leading thinkers, one from each party, have called for taking the opportunity of low gas prices to slap a […]

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Ur-Turn: The Truth About Oil, Part Two – The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/01/ur-turn-truth-oil-part-two-good-bad-ugly/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/01/ur-turn-truth-oil-part-two-good-bad-ugly/#comments Wed, 14 Jan 2015 21:25:08 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=983225 David Obelcz is back with Part Two of his series on oil prices. Part One can be viewed here. In the 1966 Spaghetti Western classic The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, the three principal characters come together in what is considered the most iconic standoff in cinematic history. Three parties hostile to each other […]

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David Obelcz is back with Part Two of his series on oil prices. Part One can be viewed here. In the 1966 Spaghetti Western classic The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, the three principal characters come together in what is considered the most iconic standoff in cinematic history. Three parties hostile to each other […]

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Is This E85’s Time To Shine? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/01/e85s-time-shine/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/01/e85s-time-shine/#comments Tue, 06 Jan 2015 14:30:34 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=971810 The recent fall in fuel prices isn’t just an opportunity for Americans to demonstrate their collective inability to remember the events of even the recent past; it’s also a decisive hammerblow to E85 plants and retailers across the country. This has to be the case, right? Well, it’s certainly the tack that the media has […]

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The recent fall in fuel prices isn’t just an opportunity for Americans to demonstrate their collective inability to remember the events of even the recent past; it’s also a decisive hammerblow to E85 plants and retailers across the country. This has to be the case, right? Well, it’s certainly the tack that the media has […]

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It’s Official: Oil Is Now Cheaper Than Whisky http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/01/official-oil-now-cheaper-whisky/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/01/official-oil-now-cheaper-whisky/#comments Mon, 05 Jan 2015 20:09:40 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=971586 As of 3:03 P.M., a barrel of West Texas Intermediate crude oil is sitting at $49.90 USD. For $42.48, you can get a fifth of Wiser’s Legacy Canadian Whisky – decent stuff, but nothing fancy. If you’ll excuse me, I’m off to buy myself a Hellcat.

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As of 3:03 P.M., a barrel of West Texas Intermediate crude oil is sitting at $49.90 USD. For $42.48, you can get a fifth of Wiser’s Legacy Canadian Whisky – decent stuff, but nothing fancy. If you’ll excuse me, I’m off to buy myself a Hellcat.

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Consumers On Track To Save $80 Billion Due To Lower Gas Prices http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/01/consumers-track-save-80-billion-due-lower-gas-prices/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/01/consumers-track-save-80-billion-due-lower-gas-prices/#comments Fri, 02 Jan 2015 15:20:28 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=970330 The auto world may be on an extended vacation thanks to the timing of New Year’s day, but the energy markets are still moving. Matt Smith of the Energy Burrito blog (and energy firm Schneider Electric) discusses the impact of lower gasoline prices for the American consumer. According to Smith, the savings amount to $378 […]

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The auto world may be on an extended vacation thanks to the timing of New Year’s day, but the energy markets are still moving. Matt Smith of the Energy Burrito blog (and energy firm Schneider Electric) discusses the impact of lower gasoline prices for the American consumer. According to Smith, the savings amount to $378 […]

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President Obama Says New CAFE Standards Will Save Average Driver $8,000 a Year. http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/president-obama-says-new-cafe-standards-will-save-average-driver-8000-a-year/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/president-obama-says-new-cafe-standards-will-save-average-driver-8000-a-year/#comments Thu, 15 Mar 2012 15:23:37 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=435096 Last week in a speech at Daimler owned Freightliner truck plant, President Obama said that the new 55mpg CAFE standards will save a typical American family $8,000 a year on gasoline. That would be great news to most American drivers if it were true but the president took political science and law courses in college, […]

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Last week in a speech at Daimler owned Freightliner truck plant, President Obama said that the new 55mpg CAFE standards will save a typical American family $8,000 a year on gasoline. That would be great news to most American drivers if it were true but the president took political science and law courses in college, […]

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Blind Spot: Obama No Longer Dreams Of Electric Cars http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/blind-spot-obama-no-longer-dreams-of-electric-cars/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/blind-spot-obama-no-longer-dreams-of-electric-cars/#comments Tue, 13 Mar 2012 00:00:31 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=434742 “The electric things have their life too. Paltry as those lives are.” Phillip K. Dick, Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep? At the High School I attended, progress reports were never a good thing. Halfway through each term, students who were averaging a D or lower would receive a print-out of their grade accompanied by […]

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“The electric things have their life too. Paltry as those lives are.” Phillip K. Dick, Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep? At the High School I attended, progress reports were never a good thing. Halfway through each term, students who were averaging a D or lower would receive a print-out of their grade accompanied by […]

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U.S. Congress Stops Ethanol Subsidies & Tariff on Brazilian Imports http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/12/u-s-congress-stops-ethanol-subsidies-tariff-on-brazilian-imports/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/12/u-s-congress-stops-ethanol-subsidies-tariff-on-brazilian-imports/#comments Tue, 27 Dec 2011 20:24:36 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=423476 After spending thirty years and $45 billion dollars encouraging the use of ethanol the United States Congress has adjourned for the year without extending tax subsidies to the to ethanol industry. The subsidy currently costs taxpayers $6 billion a year. A related import tariff on Brazilian ethanol was also allowed to expire. With a wide […]

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After spending thirty years and $45 billion dollars encouraging the use of ethanol the United States Congress has adjourned for the year without extending tax subsidies to the to ethanol industry. The subsidy currently costs taxpayers $6 billion a year. A related import tariff on Brazilian ethanol was also allowed to expire. With a wide […]

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Lack Of Stable Power Brings Japan’s Industry To Its Knees http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/04/lack-of-stable-power-brings-japan%e2%80%99s-industry-to-its-knees/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/04/lack-of-stable-power-brings-japan%e2%80%99s-industry-to-its-knees/#comments Mon, 04 Apr 2011 12:22:37 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=389730 The Japanese tsunami impacts everything, from cars to toilet paper. Most Japanese car makers were closed since after the catastrophe and will remain closed at least until mid April. Many paper mills are in the affected area, and all paper, from glossy stock to the softer kind, is in short supply. Publishers of Japanese illustrated […]

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The Japanese tsunami impacts everything, from cars to toilet paper. Most Japanese car makers were closed since after the catastrophe and will remain closed at least until mid April. Many paper mills are in the affected area, and all paper, from glossy stock to the softer kind, is in short supply. Publishers of Japanese illustrated […]

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