Biofuel advocates may be fuming about the Environmental Protection Agency's recent actions granting small refinery exemptions to oil refineries, but they'd better check their rearview mirror. Electric vehicles may soon have policy in place to put them in the energy passing lane as climate talks in Congress move ahead.
During an historic, televised town hall on the climate issue, the leading Democratic presidential hopefuls agreed broadly on imposing taxes or caps on carbon emissions and shifting to electric vehicles, and some candidates said Americans should be encouraged to reduce meat consumption.
Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chair John Barrasso this week introduced legislation that would end the federal electric-vehicle tax credit and beef up the Highway Trust Fund by ensuring that drivers of alternative-fuel vehicles pay into it.
WASHINGTON, August 30, 2017 - As National Drive Electric Week nears, Sept. 9-17, electric vehicles (EVs) gain in global popularity with countries setting sales targets and industry leaders establishing bold goals.