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Driving Into an Age of Increasing Oil Freedom

April 11, 2014 by NRDC Switchboard
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Increasing Oil Freedom

We are living in exciting times when it comes to the nation’s oil and energy dependence. You could call this era the age of increasing oil freedom. From the mid-1980s to the mid-2000s the U.S. used and imported more oil every year, but since the mid-2000s that trend has reversed.[read more]

Biomass: Not Carbon Neutral and Often Not Clean

April 10, 2014 by NRDC Switchboard
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Power companies, facing pressure to find alternatives to fossil fuels like coal, are often consider turning to biomass – an umbrella term for fuel that is newly derived from plant matter. Until recently, most people including policy makers assumed all biomass was clean and renewable.[read more]