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    Report: Lawmakers ask EPA to look into gas price increase as ethanol credits rise
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    A pair of US lawmakers told the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that ethanol credits are leading to some deficits. Attempting to stem what they say could be an additional boost in gas prices prior to the busy summer-driving months, David Vitter (R-LA) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) are raising ...

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    Report: US House will get EV charging stations for plug-in driving Congressmen
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    US House of Representatives members will soon have access to plug-in vehicle charging stations in their Washington DC parking garage after the government makes good on a pledge made last August to make such stations available to both House and Senate members. House members can pay either $27 a ...

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    Report: US 'fiscal cliff' deal extends biofuel incentives, includes support for e-scooters
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    When the US Senate signed off on a budget agreement to (at least temporarily) avoid the so-called "fiscal clif," it stirred up plenty of debate among Democrats and Republicans. It is doing the same among those eying the biofuel industry. Here's how the green vehicle scene shakes out for now, ...

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    Report: A123, Wanxiang deal under scrutiny by Republican Senators
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    Lithium-ion battery maker A123 Systems continues to be a source of drama and intrigue, from bankruptcy and court filings to investor relations and national security. Two US Senators want the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), led by Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, ...

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    Why the Senate ethanol vote is less than it seems
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    It's not often that you find environmental writers applauding the actions of Republicans in the Senate, but when 40 Republicans joined 33 Democrats in a bipartisan vote to shut down funding for ethanol subsidies earlier this month, even some on the left were cheering. However, those cheers may be ...

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    Report: Senate approves amendment to end ethanol subsidies
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    Just days ago, we reported that the United States Senate rejected an amendment that would have put an end to the the $6 billion in tax breaks and subsidies for producers of corn-based ethanol. Now, we're here to convey the message that the Senate actually approved the amendment. Was our initial ...

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    Senate shoots down proposal to end ethanol subsidies
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    Earlier today, the United States Senate rejected an amendment that would have put an end to the $6 billion in tax breaks and subsidies for producers of corn-based ethanol.
    Introduced by Senator Tom Coburn (R-Oklahoma), the amendment was unable to martial the 60 votes needed to end debate in the ...

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    Senate votes down bill to end oil company subsidies, see how they voted and who gets oil money
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    As expected, a Democratic bill that would have put an end to the multi-billion-dollar annual tax subsidies for oil companies Chevron, Shell, BP, ConocoPhillips and Exxon Mobil failed to overcome a Republican filibuster on Tuesday evening. The heavily partisan 52-in-favor, 48-against vote, fell ...

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    President Obama approves ethanol, biodiesel, plug-in charger tax credit extension
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    On December 10th, the Senate voted to approve an $858-billion tax cut package that provides a significant amount of incentives for the clean vehicle sector. Late last Thursday, the U.S. House of Representatives, by nearly a 2-1 margin, passed the bill, paving the way for President Obama to sign ...

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    House follows Senate; passes noise bill for EVs, hybrids
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    Last week, the U.S. Senate unanimously voted to approve a measure that would require hybrids and plug-in vehicles to emit a sound to warn nearby pedestrians. After approving the Pedestrian Safety Enhancement Act of 2010, a measure backed by Democratic Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts, the Senate ...

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    Ethanol, biodiesel, plug-in charger tax credit extension in the hands of Congress
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    The tax-cut package, under debate by the Senate on Friday, includes a few stipulations that would, if passed, provide a boost for the biofuels industry. Wrapped within the tax bill is a provision that would extend, through 2011, the 45-cent-per-gallon ethanol tax credit that's set to expire on ...

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    EV bill offers $10M award to developer of battery with 500-mile range
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    In case you haven't heard yet, there's a bill sitting in the House and Senate aimed at promoting the develop of electric vehicles. The bill is called the Electric Drive Vehicle Deployment Act of 2010. All sorts of measures are found within the bill which will undoubtedly help drive electric ...

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    Senate passes HIRE Act, which could bode well for cleaner transportation bills down the road
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    As we said the other day, even with the debate over health care reform sucking the media's attention, the U.S. Senate is busy with a lot of non-HCR items. There's the debate over the EPA's endangerment finding with regards to greenhouse gases, for one. Another bit of transportation-related news ...

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    Cash For Clunkers gets $2B assist in the Senate; C.A.R.S. funded through Labor Day
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    After a week of uncertainty and a lot of weighing in from all sides, C.A.R.S. (aka Cash For Clunkers) looks set to continue for another month, at least. The Senate confirmed the House's $2 billion funding of the incredibly popular program yesterday in a 60-37 vote, mostly on party lines. ...

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    Daily (Show) update on Cash For Clunkers, and a look into the future
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    The foggy blur surrounding the fate of Cash For Clunkers (aka C.A.R.S.) is clearing up. On the political front, passage in the Senate of the extra $2 billion in funds now looks incredibly likely. White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said that the $2 billion would be enough to keep C4C running ...

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    Cash For Clunkers Daily Update: D.O.T. withholding info; Senate warms to more funding
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    Another day, another bunch of news items about Cash For Clunkers (a.k.a. C.A.R.S.). With Friday's Senate recess date fast approaching, the Obama Administration is reportedly pushing the body's 100 members there to get their acts together and vote for more funding to keep the program alive. Two ...

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    House narrowly passes scaled-back 'Cash-for-Clunkers' legislation
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    After the House and Senate agreed on the terms of a cut-down version of the Cash for Clunkers legislation, it passed the house on Tuesday by a narrow margin (226-202) after being added as a supplemental appropriations bill to continue funding the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.Per the previous ...

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    BREAKING: House, Senate reach terms on 'Cash for Clunkers' program - but only with $1B in funding
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    According to The Detroit News, the House and Senate came to terms late last night on a $1 billion 'cash for clunkers' initiative. Part of a larger $106 billion wartime spending bill, the program is not yet law, as the finalized bill must be passed by Congress (it is expected to be voted on next ...

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    Senate to vote cash-for-guzzlers bill after House passage
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    Uncle Sam might be ready to give you up to $4,500 if you swap an old polluting car or truck for a brand new - and more fuel efficient - vehicle. The Sutton Fleet Modernization bill, which passed the House yesterday and will now head to the Senate, requires the car being traded in to get less than ...

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    Senate passes stimulus bill with $2 billion for plug-ins and batteries
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    American politicians are trying to figure out how best to save the wreck that is the U.S. economy, mostly by moving a stimulus bill through Congress. Today, the Senate passed their version of the bill and there is (unsurprisingly) a lot in there for green car advocates. The $838 billion package ...

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